Margery (Farrelly) Anderson, age 91, of Linden, NJ and Sarasota, FL, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 14, 2022, surrounded by her children and grandchildren.
Margery was born in Dumbarton, Scotland to James and Elizabeth Murphy Callahan, where she graduated from Notre Dame High School in 1946. In 1955, Margery immigrated to the United States and started a family in Linden, where she continued to reside and enjoyed wintering in Sarasota, FL.
Early on, Margery worked as a Tracer for Denny’s Shipyard in Dumbarton and later went on to work at the Tracing Office for Exxon in Linden. After raising her family, Margery went back to work; first with Glasseal Products and then as a Property Manager for Lincrest Apartments in Linden.
Margery had an innate artistic gift, which showed throughout her extensive ceramic work. She was an avid reader and especially enjoyed reading about history, specifically novels about World War II. She forever held the title of “armchair champion” during her nightly Jeopardy viewings, with her uncanny ability to know the answer to seemingly impossible questions.
Margery is survived by her children Laura Del Mauro and her husband Michael; Forrest Anderson; and Rona Renna and her husband Philip; six grandchildren: Kristen Martinez and her husband Frank, Salvatore Renna, Emily Renna, Melissa Del Mauro, Meredith Johnston and her husband Jimmy, and Mallory Del Mauro. She is also survived by four great-grandchildren: Aubrey and Geovanni Ferraro, and James and Louise Johnston. Margery was a loving aunt to many nieces and nephews.
Margery is predeceased by her husband Walter Anderson, and her eight siblings Mamie Cassidy, James Farrelly, Mina Ritchie, Elizabeth Law, John Farrelly, Patrick Farrelly, Ellen Kane, and Margaret Kennedy.
A visitation will be held on Friday, August 19, 2022, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Higgins Home for Funerals, located at 752 Mountain Boulevard, Watchung, NJ 07069, followed by a funeral service at 4 p.m. at the funeral home.