Obituary of Margaret J. Deacon
MARGIE (DI MASSIMO) DEACON
Margie Deacon, age 78, passed away surrounded by her loving family, on November 8, 2019, after a courageous and hard fought battle with cancer. Born in Philadelphia on February 9, 1941, Margie grew up on a farm in Moorestown, NJ. She graduated from Moorestown High School and Pierce Junior College. A 51 year resident of Willingboro, Margie was an active and long time member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church and the church's Women of Joy group. Margie worked for Burlington County Clerk's Office for 15 years. A lifetime lover and student of languages, Margie was accepted into the U.S. Foreign Service in 1984.
Margie met her devoted husband, Thomas E. Deacon, in 1983, and on Valentine's Day of this year, they celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary. Margie will be remembered for her quick wit and her love of needlework, crafting, books, games and puzzles, bowling, trips to the casinos and above all, her kitties.
Margie was predeceased by her parents, Vincent and Yolanda (D'Arcangelo) Di Massimo, and her sisters, Rose Thomson and Mary Emig. In addition to her husband Tom, Margie is survived by her devoted sister Nancy Luca of Mt. Laurel, loving daughters, Juliet Moritz and her fiancé Jeff Lichtman of Philadelphia and Tina Byers and her husband Tayhon of Mullica Hill, her step-children Gary Deacon and Hope Cruz, grandchildren Liz (Roy), Nick, Jen, Ben, JC, Jack and Annalise, great-grandchildren RJ and Luke, four step-grandchildren, Nick, Jasmine, Angelica and Christian and 5 step great-grandchildren, in addition to many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Margie's indomitable spirit through her illness is an inspiration for those who knew her.
Visitation is scheduled for 7:00-9:00 pm on November 15 and 9:00-10:00 am on November 16 at Goes-Scolieri Funeral Home, 212 Levitt Parkway, Willingboro, NJ, followed by a mass at Corpus Christi, 11 S. Sunset Road, Willingboro, at 10:30 am. Interment : Laurel Hill Cemetery, Burlington, NJ. In lieu of flowers, Donations may be made to the Animal Welfare Association of NJ, 509 Centennial Blvd., Voorhees, NJ 08043.
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