It is with profound sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Marguerite Louise Footit, 97, on March 28, 2023 at Benchmark Senior Living in Plymouth surrounded by her loving family. It was also the joyous miracle of meeting her Creator and reuniting with her late husband, Douglas Bernard Footit, Sr.
Mrs. Footit was born and raised in Braintree. She was the daughter of the late Stephen and Florence (Kelly) LeVangie.
Mrs. Footit was the loving wife of the late Douglas B. Footit, Sr. She was the devoted mother of Donna M. Storer (Tobin) of Hyannis, Douglas B. Footit, Jr. (Dorothy) of Abington, Christopher S. Footit (Carla) of Shutesbury, Daniel J. Footit (Karen) of Middleborough and Elizabeth S. Footit of Middleborough.
She was the grandmother of Danielle Orcutt, Maria DiStefano, Abraham Storer, James Weissman, Allison Footit, Megan Lietz, Bridget Schell, Rachael Dudek, Daniel Footit, Jr., Pamela Batten, Stephanie Tillinghast and Glenn Franko. She was also the great-grandmother to many and Aunt and Friend to many nieces, nephews and other loved ones.
Marguerite graduated from Braintree High School where she was the drum majorette and raised her family in Abington. She and her family enjoyed many wonderful summers at their second home in Hull. It was there on a hot summer day that she met the love of her life, Doug, who was on leave from the U.S Marine Corps.
Marguerite was employed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Department of Transitional Assistance where she made many wonderful friends. She was a life-long communicant of St. Bridget’s Church in Abington where she served on the Ladies’ Sodality. She volunteered to greet new families in town with the Welcome Wagon service. She was a Girl Scout Leader and assisted in setting up food drives in town. She was always trying to help those less fortunate by phoning and writing town and state politicians to try to find affordable housing, extra food and day-care, etc. She also had a special love for the Abington Public Library. Her dedication, compassion and love comprise her legacy!!
She leaves her sister Joyce M. Foley. She was predeceased by her sisters Irene F. DiLillo, Ruth T. Phillips, Mary J. Forrest and her dear devoted cousin Eileen F. Callahan who was always included as the “sixth sister”.
The family would like to acknowledge the extraordinary care given by Benchmark Senior Living and Beacon Hospice.
A funeral mass will be held at St. Bridget's Church in Abington on Tuesday April 4 at 10:30 AM. Interment to follow at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, MA.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in memory of Marguerite to: New England Center & Home for Veterans, 17 Court Street # 2601 Boston, MA 02108