Maryanne (Marge) Hodge Rock, formerly of Heritage Drive in Claremont, NH, died Friday afternoon August 13, 2021, at Elm Wood Center.
She was born in Boston, MA, on February 24,1954, the daughter of Robert and Marquerite (Weil) Dow and had resided in Claremont since 1979.
She had worked for the Hanson Day Care Center in Peterboro, NH, for two years as a teacher’s aid, and as a volunteer at the Newport Day Out Program and Thrift Shop.
She loved listening to music, singing, doing word puzzles and helping people. She was widely known for her long-standing love of the character Spongebob, who brought her much laughter, which she, in turn, shared with all those around her. Maryanne (Marge) could fill a room with her collection of Spongebob “stuffies”, clothing and paraphernalia.
Maryanne (Marge) leaves her devoted, ever present and loving friend of 39 years, Albert Cole III. She depended on their daily phone calls and outings, whether it be tides for appointments, errands, or fun rides throughout NH and VT.
Maryanne was beloved by her extended family. Her close friend and companion Catherine Rock shared her large family with Maryanne over many years. They traveled together to many family events. She adopted Catherine’s mother and sisters as her own, never failing to send birthday and Christmas cards to all and decorating her room with family photos from the annual family calendar. She had a wonderful sense of humor, and we were all uplifted by her spirit.
Maryanne (Marge) loved and appreciated all of her health caregivers throughout the years, specifically Tina Pecor and Cindy Thorp, West Central staff, Valley Regional Hospital and Elm Wood Center.
A memorial service will be held at the Stringer Funeral Home on Monday morning, August 23rd at 11AM with Rev. Fr. Arockia Antony, HGN Pastor of Joseph Church, officiating with the Ava Maria played. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Funeral Home, one hour prior to the services 10 to 11AM.
UPDATE: Due to the hurricane/tropical storm, the funeral for Monday is rescheduled for Thursday, August 26, at 11AM with calling hour prior.
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