Marjorie Hill-Devine

  • Born: March 2, 1947
  • Died: December 21, 2019
  • Location: Melrose, Massachusetts

Robinson Funeral Home

809 Main Street
Melrose, MA 02176
Tel. (781) 665-1900

Tribute & Message From The Family

Marjorie Hill-Devine, longtime Melrose resident, died on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital after a long illness. She was 72.

Born on March 2, 1947, Marjorie is one of four children of the late Lewis and Ruth (nee Thomas) Hill. She grew up in Newton and spent her childhood summers in Salem.

After earning a Bachelor of Liberal Arts from Northeastern University and Master of Library Science from Pratt Institute, she served as the Director of the North Reading and Winthrop Public Libraries. She loved her profession and took great care in curating library collections. A lifelong learner, she earned Master of Women's Studies from the University of Southern Connecticut during her retirement.

Marjorie was a dedicated single mother who loved her family and was exceptionally proud of their accomplishments. She also valued the companionship of her partner Glen, with whom she frequently enjoyed spending time at her vacation home in Seabrook, New Hampshire, and maintained a deep affection for her dogs. In her later years, she took pleasure in nurturing friendships and reconnecting with relatives living throughout the country. She faced terminal illness with grace and refused to sugarcoat the reality of her declining health.

Marjorie was predeceased in 1983 by her husband Alfred Devine and is survived by her longtime companion Glen Ebert, son Joseph Devine and his wife Analyn of Wakefield, and son Thomas Devine and his partner Tony Ascenso of Salem. Dear sister of Richard Hill and his wife Dorothy of Medfield; and the late Charlotte Chase husband James of Ipswich; and late Robert Hill.

All are welcome to gather in honor of Marjorie during visiting hours at the Robinson Funeral Home, 809 Main St., Melrose on Thursday, Dec. 26 from 4-8pm, and again on Friday for her Funeral Service celebrated at 10am. Interment in Nemasket Hill Cemetery, Middleborough.

Donations in memory of Marjorie may be made to the Melrose Public Library, 69 W. Emerson St., Melrose.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Hey Joe, sorry to have read the news today in the paper. We may have has some interesting history but I was saddened to see the news of you moms passing. Let me know if you need anything bro.

Posted by Chris Call - Melrose, MA - Family Friend   January 04, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss. Marge was an unforgettable person who filled all of our lives with a giant Christmas Tree anytime of year. She had an easy laugh, was great reader, and so very bravely bore her illness. She loved Christmas and tried to be totally fair with gifts for the boys always making sure it was just right. It certainly creates a void in our lives this dark winter's night.

Posted by Kathy Melvin - Melrose, MA - Friend   December 24, 2019

Glen I am really sorry for your loss of marge . I knew you were close for many years from when I worked with you at health resources in Woburn , and then when I met you in the hall after so many years . You invited me in to meet marge when I was visiting a neighbor of yours down the hall . It was a pleasure to meet her . Sorry again for your loss .

Posted by Fran Clay - Lynnfield, MA   December 23, 2019

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