Obituary: Marguerite Jeannette Atkins, Cherished Matriarch And Friend 2024

## Obituary for Marguerite Jeannette Atkins

Gardiner, Maine – Marguerite Jeannette Atkins, a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away peacefully on December 4, 2023, at the age of 93. She was surrounded by her loving family as she made her final journey home to Jesus.

### A Life Well-Lived

Marguerite was born on June 1, 1930, in Gardiner, Maine. She grew up in a close-knit family and attended local schools. As a young woman, Marguerite met the love of her life, Ronald Atkins, and they married in 1949. They shared 62 wonderful years together, raising a family and creating countless memories.

Marguerite dedicated her life to her family. She was a devoted wife and a loving mother to her two children, Scott and Susan. She cherished her role as a grandmother to her three grandchildren, Jessica, Emily, and David, and her great-granddaughter, Olivia. Marguerite’s home was always filled with laughter, love, and the aroma of freshly baked cookies.

### A Woman of Faith

Marguerite had a strong faith in God and was an active member of the South Gardiner Baptist Church. She taught Sunday school, sang in the choir, and volunteered her time to help those in need. Her unwavering faith provided her with strength and comfort throughout her life.

### A Cherished Memory

Marguerite will be remembered for her kindness, compassion, and unwavering spirit. She was a true friend to all who knew her and always had a warm smile and a listening ear. Her family and friends will cherish the memories of her infectious laughter, her love for gardening, and her unwavering belief in the power of prayer.

### A Farewell Celebration

A graveside service to honor Marguerite’s life will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2024, at 11:00 AM at Mount Hope Cemetery in South Gardiner. The service will be followed by a reception where friends and family can gather to share stories and celebrate her memory.

### Arrangements and Guidance

Staples Funeral Home and Cremation Care (53 Brunswick Avenue, Gardiner, Maine) has been entrusted with the arrangements and guidance for the Atkins family. For online condolences and additional information, please visit our website at www.staplesfuneralhome.com.