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Obituary for Marjorie R. Drew (Phillips)

Marjorie R. (Phillips) Drew

Of Auburndale, passed away peacefully Thursday April 29th, 2021 with her loving family by her side at Saint Elizabeth's Medical Center in Boston at the age of 85.

Born on August 29, 1935 in Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard; daughter of the late Arthur Phillips and Jessie (West) Phillips. Marjorie was raised in Cotuit and lived for most of her adult life in the Auburndale section of Newton, where she raised her family. She moved to Sudbury for 10 years before moving back to Newton several years ago.

A graduate of Barnstable High School; Marjorie graduated from Newton Wellesley Hospital School of Nursing. She became a Registered Nurse and had worked at various Boston Hospitals early on in her career. For a brief period she worked for the Raytheon Corporation, where she met her husband. The last 30 years of her career she worked as an RN. at Boston College’s Cushing clinic and Infirmary in a job that she loved.

Her life revolved around her family; she was an amazing wife, mother and grandmother. She cherished the time spent with her family especially her grandchildren. They cherished the time with her and will miss her dearly.

In her spare time she enjoyed quilting, knitting and following all the Boston sports teams.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband Alan Drew and her dear siblings Richard Phillips and Linda Minerd.

Marjorie is survived by her devoted & loving children Jeffrey Drew and his wife Irene of Coventry, RI; Amy Shih and her husband Venson of Framingham; and Allison Assencoa and her husband Scott of Natick; her cherished grandchildren Jessie and Georgie Drew; Sophie, Sam and Ruthie Assencoa; her dear sisters Gwen Phillips of Florida and Rowena Bradshaw and her husband Earl of Arizona; and her brother-in-law Michael Minerd of Newton. In addition she is survived by many nieces and nephews, who will miss her dearly.

Family & friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service in celebration of Marjorie’s Life, to remember the love she shared with those she touched in the Mary Catherine Chapel of Brasco & Sons Memorial, 773 Moody Street, WALTHAM this Wednesday morning, May 5th at 10:30 a.m.

For the safety of those we love and care about during this difficult time; and for those who wish to pay their respects to Marjorie and her family can do so in accordance with CDC, Federal, State and Local guidelines during Visiting Hours on Tuesday May 4th from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Due to the on-going pandemic, we ask that friends please be mindful and respectful of current limitations in regard to social gatherings.

In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made in her memory to the National Kidney Foundation, 209 W Central St, Natick, MA 01760.