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Marjorie Hill Moore
March 14, 1932 ~ September 13, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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Marjorie Hill Moore, of Winchester and Woods Hole, beloved wife of the late Stephen Arthur Moore passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 13th, 2023 at the age of 91. Born in New York City on March 14th, 1932, she was the loving daughter of the late Samuel Estes Hill and Bertha (Veeder) Hill.
Marjorie grew up in Troy, New York. She attended and graduated from the Emma Willard School and then matriculated at Radcliffe College where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and graduated in the class of 1953. She chaired her 40th Class Reunion. Upon graduation, she won a Fulbright Fellowship to study linguistics in Strasbourg, France.
Following their marriage, Steve and Marjorie settled in Winchester where she was active in the community. She served as president of the Winchester League of Women Voters, chair of the Town Bicycle Committee, and as a leader of the Winchester Trails Association. For decades, she was an elected town meeting member. She volunteered her time teaching in the Roxbury Early Reading Program, assisting in the Winchester School Libraries, working in the Bigelow School Library in South Boston, serving on the Winchester High School Accreditation Committee, and with the Children’s School of Science in Woods Hole.
Marjorie was a devoted member of the First Congregational Church in Winchester. She sang in the church choir for over 50 years, served as president of the Women’s Association, and was active on committees involving Music, Education, Library, Peace, Home Church, and Couple’s Club Board. She represented the church within Winchester’s Church Women United, also acting as the group’s president.
Marjorie put her faith into action in 1988 by participating in Witness for Peace which took her to Nicaragua during a time of violence and oppression. While there, she accompanied doctors delivering health care to those requiring medical attention.
Marjorie spent every summer in Woods Hole where her family has deep roots. She was a founding member of the Woods Hole Cantata Consort and gave walking tours of the village for the Woods Hole Historical Museum.
An avid knitter, Marjorie spun wool from the Elizabeth Islands and created beautiful cardigans for members of her family.
Marjorie was the beloved mother of Stephen Thomson “Tom” Moore and his wife Deborah Freire Moore, Martha Elizabeth Moore and her husband Bruce Alexander Mackenzie, and William D. Moore and his wife Charlotte Emans Moore; cherished grandmother of Emma Moore, Merlin Moore, and Lucas Moore, Elizabeth Mackenzie, Alexander Mackenzie Kulenkamp and his wife Emily Mackenzie Kulenkamp, and Gideon Slocum Moore; loving sister of the late Robert Benjamin Hill and his late wife Isako Hill. Marjorie leaves nephews Andrew and Evan Hill and their families and a large extended family that includes her Woods Hole cousins Susan and Robert Veeder.
Family and friends are cordially invited to celebrate Marjorie’s life at a memorial service at the First Congregational Church, 21 Church St., Winchester on Thursday, September 21st at 7pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Woods Hole Cantata Consort or Witness for Peace Solidarity Collective.
Checks may be sent to: Woods Hole Cantata Consort, P.O. Box 534, Woods Hole, MA 02543
Witness for Peace at https://secure.givelively.org/donate/witness-for-peace/wfpsc-donation-page
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