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Obituary for Marjory Chesney

Blue Hill, Maine -- Marjory Alma Hill Chesney passed away on December 16, 2017 in Blue Hill, Maine after a very short illness and an exceptionally long, well-lived life of 107 years. She was born on October 1, 1910 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, the daughter of James Alexander Victor and Katherine Mary Fooks Hill.

Marjory grew up in Winnipeg, Toronto, and Montreal, Canada. She attended Westmount High School and McGill University in Montreal. On June 6, 1936 she married J. Dukehart (Duke) Chesney in Montreal and they moved immediately to the Albany, NY area. She became a naturalized American citizen on December 9, 1943.

At The First Presbyterian Church in Albany NY, she served as a Decon and Elder as well as on many committees. She also served in many capacities at The Albany Guardian Society, PEO, and The Artists Guild of Americana Decor Painting. On Deer Isle, she served as a Deacon and in the Ladies Aid Society at The Deer Isle Sunset Congregational Church. She was also a long-time docent at the Deer Isle-Stonington Historical Society and, until recently, Marjory volunteered at the Bagaduce Music Lending Library in Blue Hill.

Summers were spent on Deer Isle, where Marjory ensured that her children would develop lasting relationships with the island, their aunts, uncles, and cousins. Her family is appreciative of this family tradition. She and Duke moved to Deer Isle full-time in 1999, spending winters at the Parker Ridge Retirement Community in Blue Hill and summers on Deer Isle.

Marjory’s love of reading and enjoyment of literature and the opera spanned her life of more than a century. She especially loved romantic poetry. She was an eager learner who never lost her curiosity, especially about cooking, poetry, music, gardening, and art. She lived a loving, cheerful and optimistic life that became a model for her family and others in Albany, Deer Isle, and Blue Hill.

Marjory was predeceased by her husband Duke in 2004 and by her daughter Susan Hill Chesney Wakelin in 2006. She is survived by her daughter Lucy Chesney Vander Mel and husband B. P. (Tim) Vander Mel, her twin sons James Dukehart Chesney and wife Barbara Kingman Chesney, and Alan Parker Chesney and wife Barbara Lee Haack Chesney. She took an active interest in the lives of her four children and their spouses, as well as the lives of eight grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. She is remembered as a kind and caring, strong, and gracious influence in the family and community.

A memorial service for Marjory will take place on June 30, 2018, at the Deer Isle Sunset Congregational Church. Contributions in her memory may be made to The Deer Isle Sunset Congregational Church, or to the Deer Isle- Stonington Historical Society. The family would like to thank the caring staffs of the Parker Ridge Retirement Community and Blue Hill Memorial Hospital.

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