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Marjorie A. Lawrence

Marjorie A. Lawrence

Loving Mother, Grandmother & Great-Grandmother


Marjorie A. Lawrence, 91, formerly of Albion, passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at Pleasant Ridge Manor.  She was born September 29, 1927 in Albion, a daughter of the late Merl and Delna (Davis) Sawdy.  Marjorie graduated from Albion High School.  She then received her nurse’s training at the Hamot School of Nursing in Erie and went on to work as a nurse at Pleasant Ridge Manor in Girard.  She was a longtime member of Grace United Methodist Church where she was a Sunday School Teacher.  She was also a member of the Albion Order of the Eastern Star and a member and past president of the Albion Lioness Club.  Marjorie was a past president and very active in the A.F.S. (American Field Service), through which she hosted students Charan Chakandang of Thailand, Pato & Hector Ruz Guerrero of Chile.  She also was a pack leader for the Cub Scouts and a brownie leader for the Girl Scouts.  Marjorie was known as everybody’s grandmother and nurse, always taking the time to help anyone in need.  She loved puzzles, bowling, reading, making pies for the Albion Fair, and she was well known for her peanut butter cookies.  Marjorie will be fondly remembered by all as the kindest, gentlest, most warm hearted soul you could ever meet.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Robert Lawrence.  She is survived by four children, Dan Lawrence and his wife, Patti, of Winter Haven, FL, Bill Lawrence and his wife, Myrna, of Girard, Pat Lawrence and his wife, Peggy, of Albion, Dinah Golembiewski and her husband, Charlie, of Conneaut, OH, three brothers, Bill Sawdy and his wife, Judy, of Cranesville, Charles Sawdy and Larry Sawdy, both of Erie, a sister, JoAnne Strasser of Erie, 12 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  Calling hours will be held at the Mattera Funeral Home, 188 East State Street, Albion, on Saturday from 11am until the time of a funeral service there at 1pm.  Burial will follow in Albion Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN  38105.  To send flowers, light a memory candle or leave a condolence, please visit 

Left by  “Kathleen Laseck” on 11/18/2018
I am very sorry for your loss. Marge was a wonderful lady who will be greatly missed.
Left by  “MarnieLeopold” on 11/10/2018
What a kind, sweet woman. Always had a friendly smile on her face. She will be missed my many.
Left by  “Terry and Dorothy Lawrence” on 11/09/2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, may she rest in peace. Marge was a very special person.
Left by  “Sue Fies” on 11/09/2018
Prayers for the family of Marge
Left by  “Jamie Eggert ” on 11/09/2018
Gramma Marge is very missed. She was a grandmother to many more than her biological grandkids. Living across the street she was always Gramma Marge to me. And then my mom married Pat and we were true family. I cherish the memories of painting ceramics with her and our fort under her porch. Rest In Peace Gramma and look after us as you are embraced by Jesus and are reunited with those who are already up there with you.
Left by  “Ron & Deb Denham” on 11/09/2018
Our thoughts and prayers for the family. May all the good memories fill your hearts...
Left by  “Tim and Terry Warren” on 11/09/2018
So sorry for your loss.
Left by  “Dashields Family” on 11/09/2018
Sorry for the loss of your dear loved one. Losing someone you love can seem so unfair. Please find comfort and peace in knowing that "Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted. He saves those who are crushed in spirit." Psalms 34:18.
Left by  “Walt & Deb Weir” on 11/08/2018
Thoughts and Prayers to the family.
Left by  “Suzanne Barton” on 11/08/2018
Dinah and family, I am truly sorry for your loss. Your Momwas a gentle and gracious lady. Have many fond memories of her!
Left by  “Ed & Kim Bernosky ” on 11/08/2018
We are so sorry for your loss Pat & Peggy.
Left by  “April Ullom Mattera” on 11/08/2018
So sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. I remember being in Brownies and Girl Scouts with our Moms. Take care.
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