Margaret Henderson

Margaret Anne “Margy” Henderson, 72, died peacefully on June 25 in Shelburne, Vt., with the love and care of family, friends, and staff at Wake Robin.

She was born on December 8, 1941, in Richmond, Va., grew up in Schenectady, N.Y., and lived nearly 40 years in and around Newtown before retiring to Wake Robin in 2012.

Margy graduated from Wellesley College and Harvard University, and then began her professional life as a biology teacher in Connecticut. After starting a family, she applied her science and education expertise to technical writing, instruction, and contract enforcement with Perkin-Elmer and Siemens, a career she enjoyed for more than 20 years.

Margy rediscovered her former high school friend David Ware in 2007. They were married in 2009, and enjoyed seven years together.

Margy is survived by her loving husband, Dave; a son, Andrew Harrington, and his wife Kate LeMere, of Louisville, Colo.; a son, Jay Harrington, and his wife Tracey, of Ripton, Vt.; a daughter, Kate Heath, and her husband Corey of Lee, Mass.; a stepson, Stephen Ware of Schenectady, N.Y.; a stepdaughter, Kristen Walter, and her husband, James, of DeKalb, Ill.; her brother, J. Gibson Henderson of Ballwin, Mo.; six grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was predeceased by her parents Hannah (Geyer) Henderson and John Gibson.

Margy was a devoted parishioner of Trinity Episcopal Church in Newtown. Her faithful commitment to her church community ranged from singing in the choir to serving as director of children’s programs to chairperson of the church restoration project in 2000. She loved camping and hiking with family and friends, traveling to exotic places like Tanzania, Belize, and the Galapagos, and reunions with the beloved “Wellesley Gang.”

A memorial service will be held this fall at Trinity, with interment at the church memorial gardens. Contributions can be made to the Memorial Fund at Trinity Episcopal Church, 36 Main Street, Newtown CT 06470.



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