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Marjorie E. "Margie" (Babcock) Dugas

Marjorie E. "Margie" (Babcock) Dugas
  • May 13, 1925 - December 21, 2017
  • Melrose, Massachusetts
  • In lieu of flowers, the Dugas family suggests memorial contributions be made to:)
  • Melrose Emergency Fund
    c/o Mayor's Office, Payable to City of Melrose
    562 Main St.
    Melrose , MA 02176
  • In lieu of flowers, the Dugas family suggests memorial contributions be made to:)
  • Knitting Connection Inc
    P.O. Box 560065
    West Medford, MA 02155-0065

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“I am so sorry for your loss. Marjorie was my Mother-in- law's cousin. I enjoyed seeing her every year at the First Baptist Church Fair. I will miss...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Brenda Sidmore - Malden, MA

“I'm so very sorry about the loss of your Mom. Both she and your Dad were always so kind to me. I would have attended her services if I had known of...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Donna Ippolito/ Turpin - MA

“As a co-worker of Margie's granddaughter Danielle, I didn't know Margie however I see many of her attributes, listed in the obituary, within Danielle...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Julia Masury - Raymond, NH

“To the much loved Dugas clan, I cannot begin to tell you how very, very sorry I am that you lost Ma. She was an inspiration with her kindness, love...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Karen McAuliffe Edie - MA

“Margie was an amazing woman who made me feel like one of the family when I most needed to be part of a family. My deepest regret is not having gone...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Sue Westbrooke Hoy - Taunton, MA

“I have so many wonderful memories of Marge. I miss her so much. She was a big part of my life as I would see her most days. She was a very special...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Ellen Hutchins - Melrose - Friend

“Every time I smell apples I get a wonderful memory of my Auntie Majorie's back porch. She always kept apples by the bagful for all her kids and many...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Kathleen Fox - Glenburn, ME

“RIP Auntie Margie. You'll be missed. Love you! ”
8 of 19 | Posted by: Elly Levy - Largo, FL - Family

“Dear Dugas family, Margie will be very missed. She was one of the sweetest, loving people I have ever met. I first knew her through her beloved...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: sandra hamilton - Melrose, MA

“May peace be yours to bring comfort. May you have courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. May God continue...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Amelia - FL

“To all of the Dugas Family:I am so sorry for your loss. It is a very difficult time, especially during the holidays. I lost my dad the day after...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Sheila Carter - Tewksbury, MA

“Dear Marie, Steve and family,We were so sorry to learn of Marge's passing. She was a character and just listening to stories about her put a smile on...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“To Marge's family - Remembering one of the sweetest little ladies I've ever known - a proud and wonderful parishioner of her beloved St. Mary's...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: marie ryan - melrose, MA

Castle in the Clouds “My dear Auntie Marge, a dear sole who held nothing but love and humor in her heart has now joined Uncle Dukie and all those who have gone before. My...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: Shirley Trask - Moultonborough, NH

“Mrs pickle thank you for the recipe i enjoyed you so much one of the sweetest ladys ever rest in peace ”
15 of 19 | Posted by: Ken Strum - Saugus, MA - Friend

“To the Dugas family and my friend, Ellen Hutchins, my deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved one. I met Marge through Ellen and the late Doris...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Patricia Fish - Saugus, MA

“I remember all the summers at the lake with Auntie Marge. Kids running all over the place and she never batted an eye or raised her voice. She just...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Yvonne Lyles - New London, CT

“So sorry for you loss. ”
18 of 19 | Posted by: Rosemary Stevens - NC

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA


Marjorie E. "Margie" (Babcock) Dugas passed away at her home in Melrose on December 21, 2017. Margie was born and raised in Melrose and has lived in the same home for her entire life. She graduated from St. Mary's Grammar School and St. Mary's High School and then from St. Elizabeth's Hospital School of Nursing in 1946. Margie was a member of the United States Cadet Nurses Corps during WWII. Mrs. Dugas worked as a registered nurse at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital for 8 years and then for Middlesex Fells Nursing Home on Martin Street in Melrose for 21 years. She was a lifelong member of St. Mary's Church, a campfire leader, a CCD teacher, enjoyed sewing, knitting and crocheting and was a talented seamstress. Margie loved animals especially her dog Sam. But above all she loved spending time with her family. Mrs. Dugas was the beloved wife of the late Dennis J. "Duke" Dugas. Loving mother of Marie D. Morrow & her husband Steve of Everett, Audrey A. McMahon & her husband Michael of Billerica, Paula J. Dugas & her husband Lee Scarborough of Wells, ME, Gerard J. Dugas & his late wife Barbara, Sheila M. Dugas & Brian J. Dugas all of NH and the late Michael & Ellen Dugas. Former mother-in-law of Charles M. Koehler Sr. Cherished grandmother of Danielle, Kristina, Rebecca, the late Scott, Charles Jr., Michelle, Anne Marie & Thomas. Proud great grandmother of Andrea, Ryan, Emily, Samantha, Owen & Aiden. Caring sister of the late Marion F. Murphy. Dear friend & neighbor of Ellen Hutchins & the late Dodie Robertson. Also survived by her beloved dog Sam. Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 from 4:00-8:00PM. Procession from the funeral home on Wednesday morning at 9:00AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church, Herbert St. Melrose at 10:00AM. Interment at Wyoming Cemetery in Melrose. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. Memorial contributions may be made in Marjorie's name to the Melrose Emergency Fund, c/o Mayors' Office, 562 Main St. Melrose, MA 02176 or to the Knitting Connection Inc., c/o Sue Manning, P.O. Box 560065, West Medford, MA 02156-0065.