Marguerite "Margo" Katherine (Cerantonio) Scarry

November 12, 1921October 9, 2021

Marguerite “Margo” Katherine Scarry, 99, died peacefully on October 9, 2021, at VMRC in Harrisonburg, VA. She was a polio and cancer survivor and was only five weeks shy of her 100th birthday.

She is survived by her son, John J. Scarry III, of Harrisonburg, VA, and a large extended family including multiple generations of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her beloved parents, Rosario “Russell” Cerantonio and Flora Myrtle Bussard Cerantonio, two dear sisters, Mary D. “Bunny” Quirk and B. Josephine (“Jo”) Robertson, and two half-brothers, James Cerantonio and Robert Cerantonio.

Margo was born on November 12, 1921 in Staunton, Virginia. She was a career civil servant who, after retiring from the Federal Aviation Administration, founded a long-haul trucking company and several moving and storage businesses. She was also actively involved with her local NARFE chapter, charitable organizations, and served on the board of a number of community groups. She enjoyed domestic and foreign travel, visiting family and friends, and was very devoted to her family.

A visitation will be held at Lindsey Funeral Home, 473 S. Main St, Harrisonburg, VA, on Friday, October 15, 2021 at 3-5 pm. A graveside service and interment will be held at a family plot in Craigsville Cemetery, Craigsville, VA, on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 11 am.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made in Margo’s memory to the Muscular Dystrophy Association (, the American Cancer Society ( and the VMRC Foundation:

The family would like to extend sincere thanks to the wonderful people at First Choice Home Health for the assistance they provided Margo, and a special thank you to the medical professionals and staff at VMRC for their loving care and support throughout Margo’s residency.

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  • John J. Scarry, III, Son
  • A Large Extended Family Including Multiple Generations Of, Nieces, Nephews & Cousins
  • Rosario "Russell" Cerantonio, Father (deceased)
  • Flora Myrtle Bussard Cerantonio, Mother (deceased)
  • Mary D. "Bunny" Quirk, Dear Sister (deceased)
  • B. Josephine "Jo" Robertson, Dear Sister (deceased)
  • James Cerantonio, Half-Brother (deceased)
  • Robert Cerantonio, Half-Brother (deceased)


  • Visitation

    Friday, October 15, 2021


Marguerite "Margo" Katherine (Cerantonio) Scarry

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Robert (Bob) Brown

October 16, 2021

So saddened to hear about Margo's passing. I was just talking about her last night with the person now renting her house.

We (My wife Toni who passed away this May 30th) moved into Falls Run, as next door neighbors, in 2003. Shared gatherings at our houses with all our neighbors on Lucketts Court as we setteled into our Del Webb retirement community. She was such a great person, friend and neighbor. We were able to visit her a few times in Harrisonburg and was happy to see her on some of her return visits to Falls Run.

My condolences to John her family and friends.

Linda Loos

October 14, 2021

Dear Marguerite. You are an amazing lady. It has been such a joy to have you in my life. I will always remember the wonderful times we shared and you will always hold a special place in my heart.
Go in peace and fly high with the angels.
Love you, Linda

Brittany Caplinger

October 13, 2021

Margo this is hard to write. If there is a heaven you are an angel. I was with you through first choice for a 1 and half years. You made me smile even when I didnt want to. You promised to make it to 100. You were so close and I am proud of you for holding on this long. I will miss you dearly. I will always love my favorite client.