7 July, 1927 – 31 August, 2021
Marcia Vernon Midwood, 94, of Centerville, passed away peacefully at her home on August 31, 2021. Born in Mansfield, Massachusetts, Marcia lived in Massachusetts and Rhode Island before settling in Centerville in 1988. Marcia is survived by her grandson Cary B. Midwood and his wife Lauren Midwood, of Eugene, OR, and by her daughter-in-law Denison C. Midwood, of Longview, WA and formerly of West Barnstable. She is also survived by her nephews Charles, William and Robert Vernon and their children. Marcia was predeceased by her husband Norman H. Midwood, to whom she was married on May 27, 1950, and by her son, James F. Midwood, of Longview. She was also predeceased by her brother, Edgar P. Vernon, of Clearwater, FL.
Marcia graduated from Mansfield, MA High School, Class of 1945, and from Brockton Hospital School of Nursing in 1948. Her long career as a nurse included service as the administrator at Overlook Nursing Home in Pascoag, RI. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hyannis and the Cape Cod Hospital Auxiliary, including volunteering at the CCH Thrift Shop for 27 years and serving as Board Chair twice. She was a 65-year member of the Mansfield Chapter D.A.R., as well as a member of the Brockton Hospital Nurses’ Alumni Association and the Centerville Historical Society.
A Memorial Service will be held at the First Baptist Church of Hyannis at 11:00 AM on Friday, September 24. Burial will be at the Springbrook Cemetery, Mansfield, MA.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Marcia’s name may be made to the First Baptist Church of Hyannis, 486 Main Street, Hyannis, MA 02601, or Hope Hospice of Cape Cod, 765 Attucks Lane, Hyannis, MA 02601.
Friday, 24 September , 2021
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24 September 2021
Marcia had a zest for life regardless of what life threw her way. Her smile and laugh always lit up the room. She will be missed and always remembered at our family gatherings at the Bednarks. May she rest in peace and her family and friends find comfort in the memories we all shared and treasure.
13 September 2021
Marcia and I met over 30 years ago as she strolled by with her wonderful husband , Norman. We became great friends and remained that way until she left us.
She was a loving, caring ,devoted friend.
She was so strong. She suffered so many losses but carried on like the true trooper she was.
My heart is full with so many great memories of her.
I loved her dearly and will never forget the wonderful friend she was to me.
I love you Marcia and I’m sure we shall meet again someday.
Mary Lou Dunbar
3 September 2021
Marcia was such a dear, dear friend, I kind of adopted her as another mother. I am so glad that I saw her at the nursing home the day after her birthday and before the quarantine came. I will miss her greatly, our conversations in her room in the garage, the warm notes we exchanged and for the wonderful, loving, woman she was. I feel blessed to have known her. Love Mary Lou