Marguerite B. Moody

Jan 02, 2020

Belfast and Searsport — Marguerite “Marge” Bradley Moody, 94, passed away Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, at Harbor Hill Center, Belfast. She was born April 19, 1925, in Searsport to Ralph and Fannie (Nickerson) Bradley. She graduated from Searsport High School in 1943 and married her high school sweetheart, Leroy F. “Roy” Moody Sr., in 1945.

Marge and Roy continued to make Searsport their home where they raised two boys and were very involved in the community. She was a lifelong member of the Searsport United Methodist Church and was involved in the church's women’s fellowship group, the ZA Circle. Marge was also a member of the Searsport Lioness Club. She and Roy spent many hours helping prepare for church fairs, dinners, and many other activities. Once her boys were raised, Marge went to work for a number of years in the Searsport school lunch program.

Marge was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, whom she loved dearly. Any visit to her house found you sitting around the table with a cup of tea or coffee and one of her many homemade treats. No one ever left hungry.

Marge leaves behind her sons Leroy F. “Rod” Moody Jr. and wife Kathy of Windham, and Dana G. Moody and wife Darci of Clifton; grandchildren Tracey Lydon and husband Chris of Cumberland Foreside, Patrick Moody and wife Sherma of Windham, Joshua Moody of Portland, and Dory Zayas and husband Alex of New York; great-grandchildren Hayleigh and Adrian Moody of Windham, Blake Moody of Pittsfield and Stella Zayas of New York; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, Marge was predeceased by her husband Leroy F. “Roy” Moody Sr.; daughter-in-law Kathleen Moody; and sisters Ethel Moody, Lucille Paul, Patricia Knox and Ruth Taylor. The family wishes to extend special thanks and appreciation to niece Nancy and husband Dick Schroeder of Swanville for their wonderful care and attention, and Regina Seamans for her friendship. We also wish to acknowledge the caring staff at Harbor Hill in Belfast.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at Searsport United Methodist Church with Rev. Helen Shaw presiding. Refreshments will follow. Memorial contributions in Marge’s memory may be made to Searsport United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 169, Searsport, ME 04974. Arrangements are under the care of Young Funeral Home and Cremation Services Searsport (

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