Marjorie F. Dever

October 10, 2021

Marjorie F. Dever

Marjorie F. Dever – a lifelong resident of Woburn, died peacefully October 10th at the age of 79.  Beloved daughter of the late William and Mary (Gilgun) Dever. Cherished sister of Mary Gorman, sister-in-law of Edward Smith and predeceased by her siblings, William and Therese Dever, John Gorman, Ann and Thomas Doherty, Jake and Anne Dever, Eleanor Smith and Fr. Dennis Dever. 
Also survived by many nieces, nephews and lifelong friends. A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, Thursday, October 14th at 12 noon. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Winchester. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday morning from 10-11:45 a.m. prior to the Mass. Remembrances may be made in Margie’s memory to the St. James Society 24 Clark St, Boston, MA 02109.

Marjorie F. “Margie” Dever – a lifelong resident of Woburn, passed away peacefully, October 10th, at her home after a brief illness, surrounded by family and friends.  Margie was seventy-nine years of age.

Born in Woburn, Marjorie was the youngest daughter of the late William and Mary (Gilgun) Dever. Raised in the Hammond Square section of the city, Margie attended St. Charles School and was a graduate of St. Charles High School, with the Class of 1960. Margie’s closest friendships were developed in these early years and remained throughout her life.

Long Beach, Gloucester was the favorite spot for summer vacations.  All the Devers would enjoy those wonderful summer days with all the nieces, nephews, and cousins.

After high school Margie continued her education at Boston State College. Upon her graduation, Margie began her teaching career as a fourth grade teacher at the Linscott School in North Woburn.  This was the beginning of an educational journey that would span from twenty-one years of age to her retirement at sixty-one.

Margie loved to teach. She taught fourth grade for twelve years and Kindergarten at the Altavesta School for twenty-eight years.   Margie was exceptional in the classroom and was always a mentor and friend to the many children and educators.

 Margie was an avid golfer. She was a member of the Women’s Golf League at the Woburn Country Club. She was proud of her “hole in one” on the ninth hole. When not on the golf course, she could be seen walking with friends around town and the Place Lane Condominiums.

 Margie enjoyed traveling. She visited many different islands, Italy, and Ireland.  She also enjoyed River Boat cruises. 

Family and friends were the most important part of her life.  Margie was a very kind and sincere. She was dedicated and loyal to those who she held so dear.

Margie is now at peace, as she left this world Sunday evening surrounded by her beloved family and very dear friends.

Sadly, Margie was predeceased by her parents William and Mary, siblings William, his wife Therese, Ann, her husband Tom, Jake, his wife Anne, Eleanor Smith, Fr. Dennis Dever and brother-in-law Jack Gorman.

Cherished sister of Mary Gorman, and brother-in-law, Edward Smith.

Margie is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and lifelong friends.

A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, Thursday, October 14th at 12 noon. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Winchester. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday morning from 10-11:45 a.m. prior to the Mass. Remembrances may be made in Margie’s memory to the St. James Society 24 Clark St, Boston, MA 02109.

A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, Thursday, October 14th at 12 noon. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Winchester. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday morning from 10-11:45 a.m. prior to the Mass. Remembrances may be made in Margie’s memory to the St. James Society 24 Clark St, Boston, MA 02109.

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  1. My sincere condolences to Margie’s family. She was a wonderful person and a delight to be around.

  2. Kathleen O'Doherty and Shaheen Mozaffar

    Our deepest sympathy goes out to Margie’s family. We knew her first as a member of the Woburn Public Library Friends and later as our neighbor at Place Lane. May she rest in peace. Kathy and Shaheen

  3. Dr Robert J. Ferullo

    My first contact with Marge Dever was in her capacity as a classroom teacher when I was a Consultant to the Woburn public schools. I later saw her at the nine o’clock mass at St Anthony of Padua. A kind, conservative, peace-loving lady, Marge was a professional role model for Educators everywhere. She has a front row seat waiting for her in heaven.

  4. I first met Margie in high school…I was an incoming freshman and she was a Senior. Later we became next door neighbors in Hammond Square. She was always the same….lovely.
    Rest peacefully Margie

  5. My condolences to the Dever Family on the loss of Margie. She was the Sweetest person to speak with.I worked with Fr. Dever at St. MARYS in Cambridge, and all of his 28yrs. At St. Clements in Medford. Margie would always call me to check in about Fr. Dever’s Health. She will be missed. Kevin Taylor

  6. Thank you Margie for your many years of devotion to the
    Friends of the Woburn Public Library.

  7. I always enjoyed being with Margie, from our school days to more recently at the Senior Center doing Zumba and meeting afterwards for coffee. She handled her diagnosis with the same grace and acceptance as she lived her life. She will be sorely missed.

  8. I will always remember Margie as a kind, happy person who was a wonderful friend, colleague and great teacher. One of my favorite memories of Margie occurred many years ago when I first met Margie through a mutual friend. We traveled to the Cape for a few days. One of the nights we went to the Melody Tent to see a show. The performers were the Mills Brothers. Margie could not believe I didn’t know who they were. So prior to the show she sang all their songs for me. Her favorite was Glow Worm. Over the years she would remind me of this and we would laugh. May you Rest In Peace, Margie.

  9. Margie was such a breath of fresh air. Always sharing that beautiful smile. My sister and I first met Margie at the “West Side Park”. She was our softball coach. I hadn’t seen her in over 50 years until meeting her again at Yoga with the girls. She hadn’t changed at all! She will be missed by so many. Her positive demeanor was infectious. Margie, Rest In Peace.

  10. I remember her fondly as she was all of my children’s kindergarten teacher. She was a wonderful kind person. Rest In Peace 💔

  11. So sorry to hear of Marjorie’s passing. Many years have passed but I remember her fondly as a wonderful person. Her sister Ann, was married my cousin, Tom Doherty. Sincerely, Mary Ellen (Farynaz) DeTeso

  12. Margie was a wonderful friend, colleague, and teacher. I know her former students will think of her fondly as their Kindergarten teacher with the purple elephant. Margie made a great contribution to this world through education. She will be missed. Rest In Peace📚🙏🏻

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