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Margery L. Izard

December 12, 1932 January 24, 2022
Margery L. Izard
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Margery Elaine Lyman Izard, 89, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on January 24, 2022. Born on December 12, 1932, and raised in Hinsdale, Massachusetts, Margery was the daughter of Edward and Dorothy (Prew) Lyman. She was a graduate of Pittsfield High School and Springfield Hospital School of Nursing. Following nursing school, she resided in New York City where she worked and attended Teachers College, Columbia University. In June of 1955, she married Mark W. Izard in Hinsdale, MA. They started their home and family in New York City where Margery worked, and Mark completed medical school. In 1959, the couple relocated to Hartford, Connecticut and then settled a few years later in Wethersfield.
Margery later earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from Trinity College. She served as a docent for both the Wadsworth Atheneum and The Mark Twain House in Hartford. For many years Margery was involved with The Mayflower Society of Connecticut, serving as the Assistant State Historian. She enjoyed helping perspective members research their families’ genealogy.
Margery was a loving wife and mother to their four children. Her family always came first. She carpooled her children to school and activities, often cooked at least two dinners a day to adapt to everyone's schedule, and somehow managed to attend all her children's activities, dance recitals, and sporting events, always cheering on the sidelines.
Margery was a member of the First Church of Christ in Wethersfield, where she was a founding member of the Shawl Ministry. She also enjoyed her role on the Scholarship Committee and baking for Habitat for Humanity. Her double chocolate brownies and mud bars were the best!
After moving to her new home in Glastonbury in 1987, Margery continued to attend her Wethersfield church and enjoyed many travels with her long time Wethersfield friends Gerry, Robin, and Beth. She loved her daily walks with her friend Flo and adventurous hiking trips to other parts of the world. Her favorite travels were with her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her four children: Thomas (Paula) Izard of Wethersfield, Laura (Peter) Schilke of Gales Ferry, Jeffrey Izard (Alisyn Hendel) of New London, and Jennifer (Lynwood) Crary of Preston. She was predeceased by her son-in-law Peter Schilke, Mark Izard, her sister Jeanette O'Brien, and close and long-time companion Jim Clark. Her extended family includes eleven grandchildren: Marci Sharif and Blair Izard; Peter Thomas, Erik, Jonathan, and Sarah Schilke; Grayson Izard-Dann and Molly Izard-Gibb; Peter, Hannah, and Nathaniel Crary; and eight great-grandchildren: Olivia and Annabelle Dann, Scarlett and Beau Gibb, Leia and Zachary Sharif, Isabella Schilke, and Henry Izard.
Margery's family will be forever grateful to the staff at Elmbrook Village of Bozrah for their compassionate care during the last two years.
A memorial service will be planned in the spring of 2022. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First Church of Christ Wethersfield or a charity of your choice.

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