Marjorie M. Tinker

Jun 18, 2020
Marjorie Tinker

Leominster, Mass. — Marjorie Myrick Tinker passed away May 27, 2020, and will be missed by so many.

She was born Dec. 23, 1930, to Lloyd and Ruth Bagley Myrick in Troy, and graduated from Unity High School, where she met Loran, her husband of 69 years. She earned her Associate's Degree in early education from Farmington State Teachers College, now part of the University of Maine system.

She was a substitute teacher for the Leominster, Mass., School District, worked at Victory Market for several years and in the catalog department of Sears until she retired. She enjoyed her retirement, antiquing with her husband, reading, and loved visiting with the grandkids.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church, where she sang alto in the adult choir and was the director of the children’s choir for many years.

She leaves Loran, and seven children, Debbie and husband Paul Cardone of Fitchburg, Mass.; Stephen and wife Tetyana Tinker of Fort Worth, Texas; Cynthia Tinker of Leominster; David and wife Stacy Tinker of Burleson, Texas; Paul Tinker and life partner Lisa Sanborn of Georgetown, Mass.; Jean Russell and husband Rodney Odette of North Hatfield, Mass.; and Elizabeth Freeman and life partner Barry vanVleet of Sterling, Mass.

She also leaves 15 grandchildren, Diana Estabrook of Maine; Dennis Cardone, Katie Krumm, Daniel Tinker, Joyce Vescovi and Jon Paul Tinker, all of Texas; Joey Parmenter, Kristen Yezierski, Michael Parmenter, Gina Dickinson, Nathan and Matthew Samosette, all of Massachusetts; Patrick Tinker of Louisiana; Timothy Carter of New Hampshire; and Nicole Noble of Virginia.

In addition, she leaves 20 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by her brother, Paul Myrick of New Hampshire; her sister, Barbara, and husband Clayton Blood of Maine; and sister-in-law Carol Myrick of Virginia; 10 nieces and nephews; 14 great-nieces and -nephews; and five great-great-nieces and -nephews.

She was predeceased by her brothers Phillip and Warren “Pete” Myrick, grandson Brian Cardone and great-grandson Jonathan White.

Funeral services and burial will be private. Arrangements are with Silas F. Richardson & Son Funeral Home, Leominster, Mass. Memories and condolences may be left at

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