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January 3, 2013

Marjorie A. Brewer

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Marge organized and conducted endless planned events: fund raisers for the church including The Riverside Horse Show for 35 consecutive years, “May Pole”, “Here Comes the Bride”, minstrel shows and the locally famous Thom Thumb Wedding, once in a lifetime trips for the John T. Berry Club (which she organized for mentally challenged adults). They took a trip to Washington, DC where they were guests at the White House, and went to Disney World Florida. In recent years she could be seen every Monday night at the Senior Center helping with the Community Meal Program and distributing clothing she personally collected to those in need.

Marge has been recognized for all of her dedication and volunteerism by many organizations. Two of the most meaningful were the 1994 WOMAN OF THE YEAR selected by the YMCA and the D. Raymond Taft Award in 2005.

Marge was preceded in death by her husband, Irving L. Brewer, her son, Irving “Skip” Brewer, Jr., brothers, Milton H. Smith, formerly of Merrimac, MA, Burton “Bud” Smith, formerly of Haverhill, and sister, Virginia Rowe of Portsmouth, NH. Her children are Donna Brewer, Haverhill, MA, Cynthia A. and her husband Donny Adams of Newton, NH, Arthur Brewer, 11 and his wife Kathleen of Hartly, DE; nine grandchildren, Marsha Waterhouse and Melissa Palmer of Portland, ME, Alicia Robertson, Heather Murray and Cybill Beaudoin of Haverhill, MA, Brewer Adams of Lehighton, PA, Amanda Payson, Kailey and Conor Brewer of Hartly, DE; 11 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to the funeral service on Saturday at 12:00 noon at the Riverside Memorial Church. Calling hours will precede the funeral from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be made to the Marjorie Brewer Memorial Fund, c/o Riverside Memorial Church, 278 Groveland St., Haverhill, MA 01830, or the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701. Online condolences may be sent to www.dcsfuneralhome.com

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