Obituary: Margery Parker Mead
Margery Parker Mead (nee. Mack), 87, formerly of Montclair, died on Monday, May 21, 2018, in Jacksonville Beach, Florida.
Mrs. Mead was born in New York City to L. Alexander and Edith Mack. She was a lifelong resident of Montclair.
She graduated Montclair High School in 1949 and Wellesley College in 1953. She then undertook graduate studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Mrs. Mead embarked on a round the world trip and spent a considerable time in Japan. She worked for Standard Oil in the Rockefeller Center office in New York City before meeting her husband, Arthur F. Mead Jr., in the Montclair Ski Club. They married at Union Congregational Church in April 1963, where she and her husband remained members of the church the next 40 years.
Mrs. Mead was a member of the Mayflower Society, the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Women’s Club of Upper Montclair. She enjoyed travel, the theater (especially Broadway), summers at the Jersey Shore, and spending time with her family. In retirement, she moved to Florida with her husband.
Margery is preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Arthur F. Mead Jr. She is survived by her children, (Wm.) Bradford and his wife Ann Marie and their children, Alex, David and Emily; Arthur Ferguson III and his wife Fallon, and their children, Darrow, Matthew, Cheyenne and Maren; her brother-in-law William Mead and his wife Marie; sister-in-law Barbara Ahlers; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 24, at Union Congregational Church, 176 Cooper Ave, Upper Montclair. Visitation is from 9:30 a.m. until time of the service. Burial at Mount Hebron Cemetery will immediately follow.