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Official Obituary of

Marguerite Cross

February 19, 1934 ~ March 25, 2024 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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Marguerite Cross Obituary

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Marguerite Cross, 90, died peacefully on March 25, 2024, in Greensboro, NC, leaving behind a legacy of love, laughter, and an unwavering appreciation for the great outdoors. Born on February 19, 1934, in Lexington, NY, to the late Marion and Evelyn Whitney Place, Marguerite was a true daughter of the Catskill Mountains, which she held dear to her heart throughout her vibrant life.
Marguerite was predeceased by her loving husband, Robert, in 2022, with whom she shared a lifetime of memories. Marguerite was a devoted mother to her children, Robert (Vicky Tabler) Cross of Mt. Tremper, Gary (Darcy) Cross of Bearsville, Bonnie (Vernon) Depee of NC, and Karen Dunn of CO. Her sisters, Katherine E. Howard, Hilda Faoro, and Marian Patt, will remember her fondly. She was predeceased by sisters Dorothy Reynolds and Rita Cleveland. Marguerite's legacy includes her seven grandchildren; Jessica, Vernon, Nathan, Nicholas, Skyler, Kyle, and Chad, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She enjoyed spending time with each child and was an active participant in their lives, supporting their involvement in Little League, Scouting, and their many endeavors.
Marguerite worked along-side her husband in their successful Land Surveying business for over 40 years. She and Bob were avid nature enthusiasts. They took great pleasure in hunting, fishing and traveling through the United States. They visited several national parks and enjoyed fly-in fishing trips in Canada with friends and family members, always in awe of the natural beauty that surrounded them. Marguerite enjoyed being a NYS Hunter Safety Instructor and took great pleasure in hunting and fishing. Her skills as a marksman were well known at the local Upper Esopus Gun Club where she was treasurer for several years and often won shooting events. Marguerite's love for music including dancing and singing. She spent many hours in her earlier years on the dance floor, square dancing and waltzing with Bob at attended events throughout their 69 year marriage. At home the family would gather to listen to Bob playing his guitar and the two of them singing a vast repertoire of little ditties from the late 1800s and early 1900s. Marguerite sang with a joy that made everyone stop and listen. Recently, she received an award at her senior home for “person most likely to break out in song”. Her song-filled heart was a source of delight and comfort to all who knew her. As we bid farewell to Marguerite, her indomitable spirit, her commitment to her family and community, and her love for the natural world will be remembered and celebrated by all who had the privilege of knowing her. Her memory will continue to inspire and guide us.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday  April 9 at  12 noon at the E. B. Gormley Funeral Home 87 Main St. Phoenicia.  Burial in the Lexington Cemetery.  Friends will be received on Monday from 2-4pm  &  7-9pm at the E. B. Gormley Funeral Home.  You may share a special memory, photo, or condolence with the family on Marguerite's Tribute Wall at






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