Marjorie L. “Marge” Haines, 86, of Dexter

Marjorie L. “Marge” Haines, 86, of Dexter

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Marjorie L. “Marge” Haines, 86, formerly of Dexter, passed away Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 10:09 a.m. in the Samaritan Keep Nursing Home where she resided for the past few years.

Calling hours will be held at Reed & Benoit Funeral Home on State St, Watertown on Saturday, December 8th from 2 pm – 4 pm with the Funeral service to immediately follow at 4 pm.  Burial will be in the Sanford Corners Cemetery in Calcium, NY.

Surviving her are three daughters:  Jackie and husband Robert Jordan of Adams; Patti Haines and partner Mike Halferty of Watertown; Diane and husband Ken McGinnis of Amarillo, Texas.  One son; Thomas and wife Kellie Haines of Hanford, California. One daughter in law, Jennie Haines of Grove City, Ohio.  Also surviving are 9 grandchildren, 11 great- grandchildren, and several cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene on March 11, 2004 and a granddaughter, Tricia Crump on March 29, 1981.

She was born on December 28, 1931 in West Carthage, NY and was the only child of Albert G. and Pauline (Abbott) Hughes.

She graduated from Watertown High School in January 1950.

She married Gene E. Haines of Hundred, West Virginia on February 5, 1952 at First Presbyterian Church in Watertown, NY

She worked for Attorneys Calkins & Brett of the Woolworth Building for 22 years as a legal secretary.  She then went to work at Key Bank in the Trust Department. When she retired 20 years later in April of 1994 she was an Executive Assistant at the Washington Street office. 

She was a past officer in the Academy Street School PTA when her children were growing up.  She was a member of the Watertown Eagles Club, Women’s Auxiliary of the American Legion, Post 61, Blind Association of Northern New York, and she was a proud member of the Watertown Chapter of Professional Secretaries International.

She loved going to the stock car races and cheering the underdogs. She read romance and mystery novels.  She loved rummage/garage sales and she found a home for many treasures through the years.  She enjoyed music and her children learned to sing along with the car radio at a young age.  

In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations in her name to a charity of their choice.

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