Obituary of Marjorie McClaren
Marjorie was a sharp woman who was raised to be strong and independent. She grew up on a farm in Pennsylvania as the youngest of 10 children, and the daughter of a railroad engineer. Marjorie’s father worked 2 jobs, while her mother and all the kids cared for the farm. She learned a strong work ethic from her family, and she did her best to care for her own children. She enjoyed doing things for herself, including canning tomatoes and baking pies complete from scratch.
Marjorie was a fierce protector of her family, and she did her best to give her children everything they needed. She was extremely talented at sewing, which was a skill that she made sure to teach all of her children. Marjorie often made them clothes out of fabric that she bought at Grants by UB. She also made clothes for dolls, as well as an assortment Halloween costumes. Whether the kids wanted to be a bunny, a panda, or a panther, Marjorie happily worked to give them a great Halloween. Please take a sewing tag in memory of Marjorie’s devotion to the people she cared for, and to remember how her love could always stitch you back together when you needed her.
McClaren, Marjorie on May 27 of Amherst; Devoted wife of the late David Vincent McClaren; Beloved mother of Robert (Lisette), Deborah, Mary Jane, Elizabeth (John), and David John (Darla); Treasured grandmother of Nyenya, Tavis (Dan), Erin, Michael, Sarah Vaughn, Matthew David, and Laura Kathleen; Great-Grandmother of Mia, Lucy, Aaliyah, Harriet, and Olive; also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends will be received Thursday from 6-8 pm at LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, same as CURTIN FUNERAL HOME, 1340 Union Rd. West Seneca, 674-5776. Where a memorial service will be held at 8 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association. Online condolences at www.LakesideMemorialFuneralHome.com.