Marguerite Christy (Squires)
MARGUERITE E. CHRISTY (Squires) aka. Marguerite E. Graham, 82, peacefully transitioned on June 16, 2017, from her home in Springfield, following a long illness. A 1952 Graduate of Turners Falls H. S. and 1955 graduate of the Baystate Medical Center School of Nursing, Marge served as an emergency department nurse and supervisor for over 30 years, retiring from Bay State Medical Center in 1986. She went on to serve as a customer service manager for K-Mart and Ocean State Job Lot, retiring in 2010 due to ill health. Marge will be remembered as an avid fan of the Patriots, Red Sox, Elvis, and country music. Adventurous, she made a skydive at age 64, and her travels included multiple trips to Nashville, TN for the Fan Fair Country Music Festival, visits to Graceland in Memphis, TN, and Disneyland in CA. Marge was predeceased by her husband, her parents, Ralph and Ruth Squires of South Hadley; daughter, Cindy Lou Graham (14 weeks, 1958); grandson, Steven M. Graham (21, 2005) of Beaumont, TX; and James A. Graham of Easthampton. She is survived by her two children, Suellen R. Thornhill (Graham) and her partner, Art Madrid, of West Springfield and James “Jim” Graham of Austin, TX; two brothers, Ralph Squires, Jr. and wife Dorothy, of Chicopee and Robert Squires and wife Gerry, of Perkasie, PA.; numerous nieces and nephews; and her children by marriage, Steve and Mimi Christy, of East Longmeadow, Donna Christy of Longmeadow, and John Christy of West Springfield. She also wishes to acknowledge, with gratitude and love, her dear friend and neighbor, Eddie Longtin, the Springfield VNA and Hospice, Harold & Diana, and the wonderful staff at Dr. Marc Vanderleeden’s office, Debbie and Grace. The family will welcome friends on Saturday, June 24, 2017, at the Sampson Funeral Home, 710 Liberty St, Springfield, beginning at 3PM, with a memorial service at 5PM. In lieu of flowers, Marge asked donations be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 34 Chapin Terrace, Springfield or St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN.