Danvers, MA — Marjorie A. Morano of Danvers passed away Tuesday, September 24th, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, at the age of 95. She was the wife of the late Michael Morano and daughter of William E. Clay and Mary Ann McInnes of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. She was born and raised in Danvers and graduated from Holton High School, class of 1936.
Marjorie was employed for over ten years as a secretary at Sylvania and later as a cafeteria worker for the Danvers school system until her retirement in 1978. An avid reader, she also enjoyed physical fitness and yard sales. In addition to always helping others through works and giving, she was an active advocate for equal rights, long before the Civil Rights movement gained momentum.
Marjorie leaves behind her three daughters, Kathryn J. Morano of Danvers, Marianne F. McManus of Hudson, Mass., Nina L Morano-Coles and her husband Mark of Tamworth, N.H.; one son, Don Morano and wife Stephanie of Danvers; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; a niece, Pat (Fuller) O’Keefe of Salem, and nephews Richard Cassola, John Cassola and wife Pat of Beverly, Earl Clay and wife Betty of Danvers, and Fred Clay of Rockport. She was predeceased by her sisters Ethel Fuller, Ellen Cassola and brothers Earl W., Charles, Donald and Daniel Clay.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services are private. In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made in Marjorie’s name to Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923 or to Rosie’s Place, P.O. Box 51399, Boston, MA 02205-1399. Arrangements by Mackey Funeral Home of Danvers. Condolences at www.mackeyfuneralhome.com.