Marjorie Gillie

Marjorie E. ""Midge"" Gillie

1921 - 2018

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Obituary of Marjorie Gillie

Gillie, Marjorie (Midge), 96, of Essex, Connecticut, and Jefferson, Maine, formerly of Scarsdale, New York passed away on Friday, May 4, 2018. She was the wife of the late Robert B. Gillie. She was a graduate of Skidmore College with a degree in languages.  During World War II she worked as a translator for the FBI.  She was a nurse’s aide and volunteer at the White Plains Hospital (NY) for forty-five years and a life member of the Scarsdale Woman’s Club and White Plains Hospital Auxiliary where she also served on the boards.  She was a Past President of the Skidmore College Club of Westchester and a board member of the Council of Women’s College Clubs.  She was a member of the Scarsdale (NY) Golf Club and the Skytop (PA) Club.  An avid horse woman, she was for many years a member of the Greenwich (CT) Riding and Trails Association.  Mrs. Gillie belonged to the Hitchcock Presbyterian Church of Scarsdale.  Midge was always a generous woman and a gracious host with attention to detail, organizing events around annual family and holiday occasions.  She loved both traveling the world and quiet time at the family cottage on Damariscotta Lake, Maine.  Midge was an accomplished piano player able to improvise the songbook standards on request and lift spirits effortlessly.  She was also an animal lover and owner of many rescued dogs over the years.  She is survived by her sons, Dr. R Bruce Gillie of Westerly, RI and two grandchildren, Bowen and Anne; and son Brian Gillie of Guilford, CT.  Services will be private.  Donations in her memory may be made to the Essex Meadows Scholarship Foundation, c/o Essex Meadows, 30 Bokum Road, Essex, CT 06426. To share a memory of Midge or send a condolence to her family please visit  Arrangements by the Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home in Centerbrook, Connecticut.


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