Age 75, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on March 4, 2019 at Seasons Hospice surrounded by her family.
Born in Trenton, NJ, Marge was the daughter of the late George and Thelma (Jenkins) Smith. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her grandson, Brian Moran.
Marge will be dearly missed by her husband of over 50 years, Larry L. Burchfield; her sons, Michael G. and Larry L. Burchfield, Jr. (Mildred); her daughter, Beth Moran (Robert); and her beloved grandchildren, Michael, Paige, Brandon, Kevin (Kim), Kelly and Kristen. Also surviving are her sisters, Barbara Swenson (John), Mary Taylor and Virginia O’Connell; and her brother, George Smith as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.
After marrying Larry, Marge concentrated on raising her children taking every opportunity to volunteer for her kid’s school and community activities. She was a Cub Scout Den Mother and Girl Scout troop leader, a homeroom mom as well as served on the PTA. Her hobbies included painting ceramics, crafting and baking. In her spare time, Marge enjoyed walking and talking to the neighbors. Every summer, she enjoyed relaxing at the Jersey shore. When Larry retired, they loved taking cruises to the warm Caribbean islands. Her smile, laugh and funny stories will be dearly missed. Marge will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother whose greatest passion was spending time with her family creating cherished memories.
Family and friends may gather from 12 until 1 pm on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Mealey Funeral Home, 2509 Limestone Road, Wilmington where a Celebration of Life will begin at 1 pm. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Marge’s memory to Special Olympics of Delaware, 619 S College Avenue, Newark, DE, 19716 or A I DuPont Hospital for Children, 1600 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE 19803.