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Marjorie A. Hyde

October 12, 2018

Marjorie A HydeMarjorie A. Hyde, 99, passed away at her home in Watertown NY on October 12, 2018. She was born in Carthage, NY on March 4, 1919, a daughter of William H. and Lillie Cancross Wallace. After the death of her parents, Marjorie and her identical twin Margaret were raised by their Uncle and Aunt, Robert and Hattie Jacobs. She lived most of her life in Watertown, NY. Marjorie was preceded in death by her first husband John D. Cartin in 1968. She later married Charles R. Hyde who passed away in 2011.

Marjorie graduated from Copenhagen High School in 1937. Following high school, she dedicated the next 44 years of her life to patient care as a compassionate nurse. She was a 1940 graduate of The House of the Good Samaritan Nursing School, where she first worked as a nurse for the medical surgery unit. Marjorie worked as a private duty registered nurse for much of her career. She later worked as a nurse supervisor at the House of the Good Samaritan until she retired in 1984.

Upon retirement she enjoyed volunteering at the House of the Good Samaritan, was a life member of the House of the Good Samaritan Alumni Association and Auxiliary and served as a member of the New York State Nurses Association. Marjorie was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Jefferson County Historical Society, Precious Blood Auxiliary, and a former member of the New York State Cemetery Association. She was also a recipient of the Paul Harris Rotary Award.

Marjorie enjoyed bowling and was a league member. She was a loyal fan of Syracuse University Basketball. She also enjoyed golfing, was an avid player into her 80's, and a member of the Watertown Golf Club. Being a skilled bridge player, she thoroughly enjoyed the game and played up until her passing. She was a member of the N.N.Y. Bridge Club and American Contract Bridge League.

A loving mother and grandmother, Marjorie is survived by her two daughters, Catherine (Cartin) and husband Jerry Reback of Sun City Center, Florida, and Nancy (Cartin) and husband Paul Lightcap of Eagleville, Pennsylvania; three granddaughters; Kelly (Jeff) Hill, Heather (Mark) Graham Tracy, and Kimberly (William) Freeman; and eight great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her two sisters, Margaret Trahan and Ellen Prievo, and her brother John Wallace.

A special thanks to our loyal and faithful friends Roxy and Ray Akins and her kind neighbors Dr. and Mrs. Paul Michaelson.

A funeral service will be held at First Presbyterian Church on Monday, October 22, at 11 AM with Rev. Fred G. Garry, pastor, presiding. There will be no calling hours and burial in Brookside Cemetery is at the convenience of her family. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham Street or Jefferson County Historical Society, 228 Washington Street, both in Watertown, NY 13601. Online condolences to Marjorie's family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#12 Tina Weise-Freeman 2018-10-22 08:30
My condolences to the entire family...
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#11 Jessica Melendez 2018-10-18 13:51
I am extremely saddened to hear of your moms passing. I was just thinking of her today and how i needed to stop by and visit as she had given me her address. She was such a sweet lady and someone who definitely impacted my life. I will remember her for the brief moment that i knew her. My deepest condolences to the family Nancy, Cathy.
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#10 Kay Woodruff 2018-10-18 09:05
I was very sad to read of Marjorie's passing. I enjoyed so much playing bridge with her and seeing her at duplicate. She will be missed by many.
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#9 Gloria Rothschild 2018-10-17 23:03
I was very saddened to hear of Marjorie passing.
She was a lovely person. I enjoyed being in her company and I loved playing bridge with her. I'm
sure she will be missed by all who knew her. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to her family.
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#8 Jane Sylvester 2018-10-16 10:04
Cathy, Nancy and families. I was so sorry to hear of Aunt Margie’s passing. I always remember her as a sweet but very strong lady. Always smiling. She lived a full and meaningful life. My thoughts are with you all.
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#7 Carolyn Robl Bridens 2018-10-15 22:02
Cathy and Nancy
I am so sorry to read of your Mom's passing-she was doing well when I spoke to her at Summit and she and Mom had a couple of nice conversations (old home week in Black River). She told me you are in Sun City Center and I told her to let you know that I'm at Colony Cove in Ellenton. Again, my sincere condolences to you and your families and may you find comfort in your memories.
Carolyn Robl Bridenstine
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#6 Carol Lamon 2018-10-15 20:34
Cathy & Nancy......I am truly sorry for your loss. Aunt Marjie

was one of the best. From the time I was a little girl & stayed with her in Black River to when I was a nurse working with her, she was kind, sweet, & loving.
One of the "genteal" ladies.
Much love & prayers,
Carol (Hager) Lamon
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#5 Jefferey Hill 2018-10-15 19:09
I am thankful to have been a part of her life in so many ways. She was always a kind and caring person who always showed concern for others. I ask the good lord to receive her in his presence and welcome her as she has always welcomed everyone. We have lost a wonderful soul, and heaven has gained an angel. RIP Jeff
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#4 dr V 2018-10-14 17:34
I had the pleasure of knowing her for many years. A fiercely independent lady who clearly knew her wishes. She has a very loving family who were very supportive of her wishes and helped her die with dignity in her own home..I will miss her and will always remember her as one of the "twins."
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#3 Beverly Glerum 2018-10-13 10:31
Had the honor of knowing Marge through Bridge. What a friendly and dear LADY. Marge's presence will be missed. Much love and hugs to Marge's family
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