Margery H. Holdridge, 94; NYCM Retiree Attended One-Room School

IN MEMORIAM: Margery H. Holdridge, 94;

NYCM Retiree Attended One-Room School

Margery Holdridge

EDMESTON – Margery Holdridge, 94, of Edmeston, an NYCM retiree who, as a girl, rode a horse-drawn school-bus buggy to attend a one-room school, died Tuesday Oct. 29, 2019, at Chase Nursing Home in New Berlin.

Born March 5, 1925, she was the daughter of Ray. C. Hull and Florence (Pugh) Hull. She married her high school sweetheart, Richard (Dick) Holdridge, July 23, 1949, in Burlington Flats. He predeceased her on Jan. 31, 2015.

She was raised in Burlington Flats and attended the one-room elementary school house there by horse-drawn school-bus buggy.

Upon graduation from Edmeston Central School, she continued her education at Albany Business School in secretarial administration.

Marge was employed and retired from NYCM, beginning her career at their original office located on the top floor of the town’s bank. During WWII she was a participant of the Civil Air Patrol at the Edmeston Central roof top.

In Commemorating Marge’s well-lived life four facets come to mind: Church, her husband, travel, and
being a warm, inviting and fun loving hostess.

She was a member of the Second Baptist Church and an active participant including children’s ministries. She was steadfast in her love for Dick and shared many of the same interests including the area’s history and heritage, genealogy (family and others),
and literature.

Marge loved to walk and was great at explaining the wild vegetation to others whom accompanied her along the way. On travel, it’s not sure who loved it more, Dick or Marge. They traveled extensively across America, Europe, North Africa, Venezuela, and across the Panama Canal.

Lastly, to know Marge is to know her warm smile, her genuine interest in what you were saying, and if it was early summer you’d be doing this over her Strawberry/Rhubarb pie (pie plant) taken from her cherished pie safe.

Besides her husband Dick, she was predeceased by her son Daryl Holdridge, her brother R. Sherill Hull, her sister Nordica Holochuck, and her in-laws Duane and Ann Holdridge and Pauline Smith.

Marge is survived by her son Barry Holdridge and Daryl’s life partner Darlene Benzon, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, at the Delker & Terry Funeral Home. Interment will be private at Edmeston Union Cemetery.

Contributions may be made in Marge’s memory to the Second Baptist Church, North Street, Edmeston.


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