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Obituary - Marjorie Gorton

Marjorie Gorton

Date of Passing: February 3rd, 2009

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Marjorie Gorton, 77, of Waterville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 3, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, with her family by her side. She was born September 5, 1931, in Cobleskill, the daughter of the late William and Julia Hatzle Clapper and was educated in Cobleskill schools. On September 26, 1949, in Utica, she married Milton C. Gorton. He passed away April 7, 1962. Mrs. Gorton worked as a Certified Geriatric Nurses Aide at the Genesee Nursing Home in Utica, the Madison County Home for the Aged in Eaton, the Presbyterian Home for Central NY in New Hartford and the Harding Nursing Home in Waterville. After her retirement, she owned and operated a family care home for Rome Developmental Center, in her home in Waterville. Marjorie was a hard worker, but top and foremost she was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She is survived by three children, Madeline Gorton of Waterville, Eric Gorton of Madison and Yvonne and her husband Michael Bloomquist of Rome; a son-in-law, Douglas Fleming of Hubbardsville; 12 grandchildren, Jamie and her husband Anani Allyn and their daughter, Divina of Yonkers, Laura Bloomquist and her fiancée Ryan Luby of Astoria, Melissa Bloomquist and her fiancée Omar Velez of Syracuse and Jennifer, Steven, Brent, Amy, Erin, Bryce, Brandon, Justin and Zachary Fleming of Hubbardsville; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Linda and Bob Teytand of Carlisle and Shirley Seward of Carlisle; a brother, Jerry Clapper of Warnerville; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter, Becky Fleming; and two brothers, Roy and William Clapper. The funeral will be Saturday at 2 pm at the Kloster-Northrop & Bentz Funeral Home, 210 E. Main St., Waterville, with The Rev. Dr. Kirk A. Hudson officiating. Spring interment will be in Waterville Cemetery. Calling hours are Saturday from 12-2, prior to the service. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the entire staff of the Harding Nursing Home, especially Bob and Sandy Harding, for all their wonderful care and compassion and making their mother feel like she was at her home away from home.


Eric and family my deepest sympathy to you..My prayers and thoughts are with you....
terri farber

I just wanted to let you know how sorry I am for your loss. My dad Donald W. Gorton, Sr. use to bring me to the store in Sangerfiled when I was younger. As we get older we seem to lose the family connection. My sympathy.
Barbara Gorton Griffin

i am very sorry to hear about it