Marjorie Oliver Dunham

Queensbury * Marjorie Oliver Dunham, 94, died Monday May 4, 2015, at The Glen at Hiland Meadows, her home of 14 years. Born in 1921 in Slingerlands to John and Anna (Roeder) Oliver, who predeceased her.  Throughout her years, she aspired to be a good mother and wife and she far surpassed that goal!  Her ongoing and generous love for her family, many friends and everyone she met, was her gift to us all.

Marjorie is survived by her children, daugher; Patricia (Michael) Vaughn of Ossining,  grandaughter, Heather (Michael) Iannucci and great grandchildren Michael and Anna Iannucci, and grandson Brian (Gretchen) Vaughn and great grandchildren, Molly and Collin Vaughn, and daughter, Susan (Vincent) Rizzo of Rochester and grandsons, Michael and Joseph. She is also survived by her son James (Eleanore) Dunham of Guilderland and granddaughter, Sarah Murphy (husband, Jason Planitzer) and grandson Christopher Dunham as well as her sister Ruth Bickel of Slingerlands.  She leaves behind many wounderful friends, especially those at the Glen.

While volunteering as a Grey Lady at Albany Medical Hospital, she met Wyllys (Bill) Dunham, who was doing his residency in orthopedic surgery.  They were married in Texas on March 24, 1944 during his service in the U.S. Medical Corp.  Their marriage lasted 64 years until his death in 2008.  They first settled in Schenectady, NY and raised their 3 children. Majorie attended the College of St. Rose, then worked for the New York Telephone Co. Majorie became a volunteer for many organizations, such as Ellis hospital, The Schenectady Co. Medical Auxiliary, and the Board of The Women's League of Schenectady Symphony Orchestra.  In 1980, she and Bill moved to Glens Falls and Pilot Knob, where she was active in POE and the Glens Falls Country Club Women's Golf Assoc. They moved to Sarasota, FL for 10 years but returned to Glens Falls in 2002.

A memorial mass will be performed at 10 a.m. on May 16, at Sacred Heart Church, Lake George.  The family wishes to thank the staff and aides from Interim Care, the companions from Neighbors and the staff at HIgh Peaks Hospice for their loving and skilled care. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Marjorie's name to Sacred Heart Church Building Fund, 50 Mochican St., Lake George, NY 12845

Singleton Sullivan Potter Funeral Home in Queensbury, is handling the funeral arrangements.

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