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Margaret Scordia

November 24, 1929 — February 26, 2023

Margaret Scordia, Marge, Margie as she was known to friends and loved ones, after a long, full life of love and caregiving , passed from this world , and  was called home to the Lord on February 26, 2023 with her daughter by her side. 

Marge was smart, funny, and a legendary cook. A selfless, energetic, considerate, and beautiful woman.  She was always driving her family to all their activities (fast!) Marge could feed twenty people in 5 minutes; cooking pots of sauce and pasta every Sunday after mass.  The best meatballs, lasagna, braciolas, chicken cutlet, cannoli, creampuffs, she could make anything taste extraordinary. Always feeding any and everyone who crossed her path.  .She was a joy to know; with her singing, and cracking jokes, lots of laughter all the time. She fed our bellies, hearts, and minds with her loving ways. Made cooks out of her three children from a very early age. An excellent salesperson, she loved clothes and was a great dancer. Marge had two speeds, fast and faster. Always up for an adventure, she drove to many colleges near and far, as education was an important value she fostered for the whole family.  She attended every sporting event and school function for her kids and grandkids. Marge especially loved Christmas and made every Christmas so special for everyone.

Well known for her phrases - one of them being “Life is a bowl of cherries and sometimes you get the pits,” also “The first hundred years are the hardest, after that you got it made.” And countless other pearls of wisdom. Above all, she had boatloads of common sense and a heart of gold. She never disappointed anyone. Always there for the entire family

The youngest of four sisters, Marge grew up in the “Pon-don” neighborhood of Bristol Borough, before moving to Dorrance, then Washington St. with her husband Frank, to raise their family. She was a resident of Bristol Borough her entire life. In addition to keeping her home immaculate, raising three children and being a doting Nana, she also worked several jobs outside of the home; to provide the extra fun stuff for her loved ones.

Marge was preceded in death by her parents, Antonina, and Francesco, who emigrated from Campobello, Sicily. She could speak two languages, and sadly lost both parents at a young age.

Marge lived her life for her family. In 1953 she married a local Bristol Boy, Frank V. Scordia, and was a superlative and supportive wife. She was the most hardworking partner and cared for his family as well as all his interests and activities until the day he died. They made a handsome couple and were prominent in the Bristol Borough civic scene back in the day. They were also active members of St. Ann’s Church, and she gave all three children a strong upbringing with her faith in, and gratitude to God. She enjoyed watching mass on TV as she got older. In her youth, Marge enjoyed trips to Atlantic City and later with the kids, packed many a ‘pepper and egg’ sandwich, fruit, snacks galore and drinks in the cooler and off for a daytrip to Long Beach Island. Nothing was too much for her to sacrifice when it came to family. Simply the BEST MOM EVER!

Extremely devoted mother to her children, first-born, Vincent Frank (1954-2004)—it broke her heart and spirit to lose him, how she managed to survive was remarkable. Next,  Robert Mark, and lastly, her daughter, Frances Ann, who cared for Mom every day during the last season of her life. She was the most loving and fun Nana to her grandchildren (always making them pastina). A favorite Aunt to her many nieces and nephews, and grandnieces and nephews. As well as a special cousin, friend and neighbor to many.  All of her kids’ friends loved Mrs. Scordia too. There was always something to eat in the fridge. Vince nicknamed her Elliot Ness, it was impossible to do anything wrong while Mom was on duty. She always knew! We drove her crazy with the stereo and she knew more lyrics than she cared for, the Stones, Bowie, “Angie and Rebel-Rebel” she knew and would sing.  She attended the end of few concerts at the Spectrum, namely Bob Dylan, how she and Dad got in to hear the show is still a mystery. She was there to get her kids.

And now for her reward, she will be greeted at the Pearly Gates by her loving parents, her beloved sisters Mary, Katherine, Beatrice, her husband, Frank, her son, Vincent, and many, many more family members and friends who have gone before.

She will be sorely missed by her daughter Fran, her son Robert Mark, and her daughter in law, Laureen, her daughter-in-law, Patty Scordia, her sister- in- law, Jean Deon, and her grandchildren; Stephanie (Randy), Vincent Michael (Christi), Christina, Karleen, and Robert Scordia. They will have lifelong memories to share and will miss their Nana. She was also a great- grandmother to her two great -grandchildren, Logan and Stella.

Per Marge’s wishes: no services,  but in her honor and memory,  share a smile, whisper a prayer, and please,  “do good in the world” as she did every single day “with a love of life and a LIFE OF LOVE.” Thanks for everything Mom!

We love you yesterday, today and tomorrow. As you always said, “...and that job’s done!” 

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