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Marjorie B. Thompson

June 24, 1927 — July 9, 2014

Marjorie B. Thompson

Marjorie (Baranski) Thompson passed away peacefully in her home on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 after a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born June 24, 1927 to Stanley and Alice (Koczon) Baranski.

She is survived by her two daughters, Bonnie Olivieri and her husband Bob of East Hampton and Jill Thompson and her partner Sharon Finney of New Britain; two grandsons Aaron Orozco and his wife Melissa of Meriden and Matthew Orozco of Southington; her brother Robert Baranski, great granddaughter Erin Orozco; several cousins, nieces and nephews and her two cats Dottie and Squirrel. She was predeceased by her daughter Crystal.

Marjorie had a smile for everyone especially during her illness and was very active before then. She enjoyed many hobbies-painting, knitting, cooking, sewing, poetry writing, reading, playing the piano and surfing the net. Several of her poems were published and also a book titled The Other Side of Life. If you received one of her handmade quilts, delicious biscotti, ice cream rolls, knitting scarfs-you were loved. She drove a 5-speed and "no grass grew under her feet." Marge was an ordained spiritual minister, a calling she received in her younger days and her friends knew her as Rev. Thompson. She enjoyed meeting her friends at Dunkin' Donuts every week. She was a "star" volunteer for Muscular Dystrophy for several years.

Never one to stay idle, when that ended she began making baby clothes for premature infants at Yale New Haven and UConn hospitals. She loved her flower gardens and sitting on her porch swing. Family get-togethers were important to her and she was the catalyst in organizing them. She loved spending time with her family and friends and she will be dearly missed. She was one of two individuals responsible for designing the Gold Star license plates in Connecticut to honor her brother Leonard who was killed in WWII. As caregivers, Bonnie, Jill and Matt made the last few months of her life very memorable and filled with love.

The extent to which we grieve is testimony to the love she gave and the love we have for her.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Marjorie's memory may be made to the Connecticut Humane Society, 701 Russell Rd Wethersfield, CT 06109.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, July 17, 2014 from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. followed by a memorial service at the Plantsville Memorial Funeral Home, 975 S. Main Street, Plantsville, CT. For online condolences and directions, please visit www.plantsvillefuneralhome.com.

FUNERAL SERVICES

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, July 17, 2014 from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. followed by a memorial service at the Plantsville Memorial Funeral Home, 975 S. Main Street, Plantsville, CT. Burial will be private and at the convinces of the family.

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