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Marguerite "Margo" S. King

January 25, 1937November 9, 2020
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Marguerite Susan (nee Doyne) King, loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed away at age 83 after a battle with dementia.

Marguerite, who was affectionately known as "Margo" was born on January 25, 1937 The Bronx NY to Robert and E. Marion (nee Krapowicz) Doyne and grew up with her beloved sister Roberta in Ridgewood NJ. Margo graduated Ridgewood High School and Douglass College in 1958. Rutgers is where she met Richard D. King and on June 6th, 1959, they were married. They shared over 61 joyful years together.

Margo worked as a Social Worker in Newark, before becoming a realtor once her sons were older. She was active in South Orange and Maplewood community as part of the Newcomers’ Club, PTA, a Den Mother and through the bridge circuit. She made friends for life with the families from the West End Road and Conway Court neighborhoods. She was an extraordinary cook and hostess and was never happier than when throwing a lavish party for her dear friends and family. She loved Dogs, Horses, Science Fiction and Crossword Puzzles in equal measure and pursued numerous hobbies and interests.

Margo was preceded in death by her father Robert, Mother E. Marion, and her cherished son, Christopher. She is survived by her Husband Richard, Sons Richard and Ryan and adored grandchildren Lindsay, Kathryn and Caroline, sister Roberta and niece Marlowe.

A family service will be held on Saturday, November 14 2020 at the McCracken Funeral Home, 1500 Morris Avenue, Union from 2-5PM. Due to Covid 19 attendance will be limited and the family plans a remembrance event in the future.

In Lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Margo's honor to the The Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation at: https://www.alzinfo.org/donate/donation_form/

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy for the King family may be shared at www.McCrackenFuneralHome.com.

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Ryan King

November 13, 2020

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Diane Di Stefano

November 13, 2020

My sincere deepest condolences to my cousin Dick, their sons, Rick and Ryan and Shannon and the entire King Family for their great loss. The first time I met Margo I believe I was 4 years old. I was so enchanted with her smile, charm and warmth. My mom and dad, Bernice and Dave, took us kids over to Aunt Elsie's because Dick and Margo got engaged. I do remember Margo and Dick sitting on the cough at Aunt Elsie's and me trying to get in the middle to give Margo a kiss and a hug. Margo was so pretty and I loved the smell of her perfume. She had a charm bracelet (which was big back in the day) and one of the charms was an engagement ring that fit my ring finger. So every time I saw her I would be so happy that she had the bracelet on. She had that kind of personality, like a magnet. You wanted to be near her. When you looked at Margo and Dick you could see, without a doubt, the love they had for each other. Years later, Margo actually gave me that very same the ring off her charm bracelet which I still have and always will treasure. I regret allowing life to get in the way and not being close in our later years. Margo had such a beautiful soul and will be deeply missed by everyone who was blessed to know her. I will always hold Margo deep in my heart.

Our love and prayers to you all,
Diane Di Stefano, son David Anthony Carter, daughter Devon Allison Carter and the entire Fisher and Di Stefano families.

Rebecca Schrenk

November 13, 2020

The first time I meet Margo I knew we would hit it off, we had something very special in common. We both loved her "Ricky". Within minutes of meeting she said to me "My Ricky is so handsome and so talented" and then just looked over at me and smiled as to say take care of him. Don't you worry Mrs. King I will. You raised a good man, he may have given you a ton of headaches growing up and even into his adult days but he will be fine, I will make sure of it.
I am so glad I got to know you in the past 5 years and will treasure the memories of our many dinners together and even just sitting at your home watching HGTV network and Blue Bloods.

Rest in Peace Margo.

Love,
Rebecca

Ryan King

November 12, 2020

She was the Queen in her kitchen - she would make magic happen!

Ryan King

November 12, 2020

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