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Marguerite Claire Crocker

March 24, 1924 — January 14, 2024

Mount Airy

Marguerite Claire Crocker, a beloved member of the Poplar Springs community, passed away peacefully at her home on January 14, 2024. She was born on March 24, 1924, in Catonsville, Maryland to Anna Maria Matey and Edward Patrick Cusack.

Marguerite led a purposeful life, leaving a lasting impact on everyone who knew her.  She graduated from Seton High School in the class of 1942 and then worked as a nurse's aide for a local doctor.  During World War II, she worked as a clerk for the U.S. government at the Pentagon and at their offices in Baltimore City.  In late 1944 she entered the Army Nursing Corp and began training at St. Agnes Hospital.  When her mother died a year later, Marguerite left training to take care of her father and younger brother.  After the war, she was set up on a blind date by her brother-in-law and happily married Edward Crocker in July of 1948.

Marguerite had a wide array of hobbies and interests throughout her life. She had an insatiable appetite for knowledge and enjoyed reading extensively, particularly the daily newspaper. She enjoyed various crafts and was a league 10-pin bowler for decades.  Her baking skills were well known, becoming famous for her cinnamon cake and sugar cookies.  She loved all things Irish and was extremely proud of her Irish heritage.  She loved Snoopy, cardinals, and the Baltimore Orioles and Ravens, especially Joe Flacco.  She always enjoyed a party, especially when it involved her numerous nieces and nephews, and never lost her child-like excitement for anything new and different.

Marguerite' was an active member of the Homemaker's Club-Frederick County Extension for over four decades and was involved with several senior clubs. Her love of people and volunteering was evident through being a lifetime member of the Maryland State PTA and volunteering at Lisbon Elementary School's library, even after her own children had moved on to middle school.  She was a caregiver to anyone and everyone in need throughout her entire life.

Marguerite's goodness and light will be deeply missed by all who knew her.  She was a gentle and kind spirit who became known to family and friends as "Saint Marguerite". She leaves behind a legacy of compassion, generosity, and unlimited kindness. Marguerite is survived by her two sons, Michael E. Crocker and Timothy R. Crocker, and her daughters Claire A. Crocker and Maria "Ria" C. Crocker. She was a devoted wife and was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Ed, and daughter-in-law, Cheryl Fleischmann Crocker.

In addition to her immediate family, Marguerite is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and her cousins, Mary Anne (Gibson) Haller Schlisser of Glen Rock, PA and Anne (Morsberger) Krabbe of Baltimore, MD.

A Mass celebrating Marguerite's beautiful life will be held on February 10, 2024, at St. Michael's Catholic Church at Poplar Springs in Mount Airy, MD. The service will start at 11:00 AM with the church located at 1125 St Michaels Rd, Mount Airy, MD 21771.

Marguerite Claire Crocker was a beacon of love, strength, and grace. "She asked her children many times, 'What would I do without you?'. What will we do without her...." Her memory will forever remain in our hearts as we carry forward the lessons learned from her long and remarkable life.

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Saturday, February 10, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

St. Michael's Catholic Church at Poplar Springs

1125 St Michaels Rd, Mount Airy, MD 21771

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