Marguerite Marangoni

Obituary of Marguerite Marangoni

Helen Marguerite Marangoni Glace Bay Helen Marguerite Marangoni, 92, of Glace Bay Nova Scotia, passed away peacefully on November 15, 2021, at Seaview Manor in Glace Bay after a multi-year affliction with Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia. Marguerite (“Ma”,”Mom”, “Gran”, “Grannie”) was born in Port Morien on September 27, 1929 to Adrian and Ethel Wadden, the third of five children. She attended grade school in Port Morien, later transferring to Morrison School in Glace Bay where she graduated in 1948. She continued her education at Teachers College in Truro Nova Scotia and met her future husband (Dan) while teaching in Spry Harbour. They were married in 1955 and spent 65 amazing years together. Marguerite continued to work as a part time teacher in Glace Bay and surrounding area until she stopped teaching in the early 1970’s. Marguerite was a quiet, happy, positive person who always had a smile on her face and joy inside. She loved cooking and baking; she could often be found in the kitchen prepping her famous lasagna, polenta, spaghetti, boiled dinner, or baking chocolate chip cookies, molasses cookies, cheese tea biscuits (“tea buns”), and apple pies. Neighbourhood lore had it that the chocolate chip cookie tin was bottomless (many neighbourhood kids valiantly attempted to empty it); when she took her apple pies to the Holy Cross Ladies Auxiliary bake sales, we are not sure if they ever made it to the selling table! Besides her passion for baking and cooking, Mom loved to knit! She would make sweaters, mittens, and lots of other goodies for friends and family (some of her homemade sweaters are still worn today). Mom was a faithful member of Holy Cross Parish from the time she moved to Glace Bay and was actively involved in the Parish Council, the Holy Cross Ladies Auxiliary, and the Altar Society; for many years she was a fixture running the Society bingo games for the Parish in the church basement. Mom loved to garden in the summer (the yard was full of red, yellow, and pink flowers, vibrant rose bushes, and towering rhododendrons) and in the winter, she enjoyed heading to any local rink to partake in skating; she continued to skate (and skate briskly) until she was 79 years of age. She and Dad delighted in attending concerts and plays of all kinds at the Savoy Theatre and the Louisbourg Playhouse for many years; music and comedy brought a lot of joy to Mom’s heart! Marguerite is survived by her daughter Marie, sons Martin (Sandy), Gerry (Cindy), grandchildren Chris, Rodger, Anthony, Jonathan, Matthew, beloved friends Michael and Lina Mleczko, and numerous nieces and nephews from across Canada. Marguerite was preceded in death by her husband Dan; mother Ethel (Wadden); father Adrian, sisters Patricia (Port Morien), Lillian (Port Morien), Florence (Toronto ON), brother Lloyd (St. Catherine’s ON), and infant daughter Mary. At Mom’s request, there will be no visitation. Final arrangements are under the skilled direction of TJ Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists, 370 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A Catholic celebration of life will be held at Holy Cross Church on December 8th at 10 AM, with Father Norman presiding. Cremation has taken place and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada or Seaview Manor. Finally, the family wishes to thank the staff of Seaview Manor in Glace Bay for the wonderful care Mom received while she was a resident there for 6 and 1/2 years. “When God saw that you were tired, And a cure was not to be, He put his arm around you, And whispered come to me.”

A celebration of life

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Holy Cross Catholic Church
230 Seaview Strret
Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada


Covid-19 Restrictions, Masks are mandatory. Public are asked to provide proof of double vaccine before entering the building.
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