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Marjorie Ladd Corby

Obituary for Marjorie Ladd Corby

August 26, 1921 - October 21, 2019
Manchester, New Hampshire | Age 98


Marjorie Ladd Corby, age 98, died on October 21, 2019 at Birch Hill Terrace where she had lived for over 17 years. She was born August 26, 1921 in New York City, the daughter of Harry Westervelt Ladd and Alice Lombard Ladd, and lived most of her life in Summit, NJ.

Marjorie graduated from Kent Place School and attended Connecticut College. After completing a secretarial course, she went to work for Bell Labs for a short time until World War II took her and her husband, Richard L. Corby, who she married in 1942, to various military bases. Later she served 22 years as the Secretary to the Business Administrator of the Summit Board of Education. She was a member of Calvary Episcopal Church and the Junior League of Summit, where she was an active volunteer for over fifty years. She was also an active volunteer in her children's schools and sports teams.

Marjorie was the widow of Richard L. Corby Jr., who died in 1980. She was dearly loved by her children and their spouses: Suzanne Corby and Richard Oas, Linda Corby and Frank Beal, Richard and Justine Corby and also by her nine grandchildren: Jessica Oas Welch (Chuck), Dan Oas (fiancée Bernadette), Clinton Oas (Emily), Emily Oas, David Beal (Kathy Frerichs), Benjamin Beal (Malia), Katherine Beal, Patrick Corby (Marion), Allison Corby Miller (Clayton). In addition, she leaves her eight greatgrandchildren, two nieces, six nephews and her sister-in-law, Jeanne Walsh Ladd, widow of her late brother, Harry W. Ladd.

There will be a celebration of Marjorie's life at 3:00PM on Thursday, November 7, 2019 in the Activity Room (1st floor) of Pearl Manor at Birch Hill Terrace, 100 Alliance Way, Manchester, NH.

Marjorie's family would like to thank the staff at Birch Hill and the VNA Hospice Program for their kind and sensitive care.

Memorial donations may be made to Kent Place School, 42 Norwood Ave., Summit, NJ 07901; the Calvary Church Remembrance Fund, 31 Woodland Ave., Summit, NJ 07901; Birch Hill Terrace, 200 Alliance Way, Manchester, NH, 03102; the Visiting Nurse Association, 1070 Holt Ave., Suite 1400, Manchester, NH, 03109.

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Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Kent Place School
    42 Norwood Ave
    Summit, NJ 07901
  • Calvary Church Remembrance Fund
    31 Woodland Ave
    Summit, NJ 07901
  • Birch Hill Terrace
    200 Alliance Way
    Manchester, NH 03102

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Cremation Society of New Hampshire

243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104
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