CAMDEN – Marjorie A. Sawyer, 94, passed away peacefully Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022, at the Sussman House in Rockport with family at her side. A stroke in early June left her in declining health.

Born June 1, 1928, in Camden, Marjorie was the daughter of Fred and Rita (Huntly) Ames. She was baptized at Chestnut Street Baptist Church at the age of 16.

Upon graduating from Camden High School in 1946, she became the second production person hired at Tibbetts Industries and worked there for seven years.

In 1954, Marjorie married Joseph Sawyer, also of Camden. They built their home, resided in Camden, and raised three children, Marjo, Judson, and Gina.

An avid traveler, she visited Egypt, England, Israel, Morocco, and the Canary Islands. With her husband, she travelled to Canada, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. At home in the USA, they also enjoyed traveling around Maine and visited Arizona, California (San Francisco area), Colorado (Grand Canyon area), Florida, and Texas.

Her summer pastimes included boating on Penobscot Bay, staying at their camp on Norton’s Pond, and visiting Spruce Head. Many a mile they toured around the state on their motorcycle. In her younger years, she spent evenings out dancing, attending concerts and plays and taking in museums. At the age of 40, she learned to drive and obtained her license; one of her favorite vehicles was her convertible. She was a member of the Camden Area Senior Citizens club from its conception. In recent years, she enjoyed watching travel and game shows, reading about the American judicial system, and expanding her experiences through the adventures of her family.

Marjorie is predeceased by her husband, Joe Sawyer; brother, Richard, his wife, Margaret Ames; sister-in-law, Joan Tibbetts; and nephew, Larry Tibbetts. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Judy Sawyer Dell, and husband. Joseph Dell; children, Marjo S. G. Meade and her husband, Charles Meade; Judson and his wife, Agnes Rice Sawyer, and Gina Sawyer; nieces, Cynthia Ames Huston, Elizabeth Tibbetts, Cathy Sine, and Jennifer Ernstrom, nephews, Paul, James and Richard Ames, Paul Tibbetts, and Andrew Dell. She is also survived by grandchildren, Sam Gaudette, Sean Gaudette and his partner, Angela Grass, Claire Sawyer and her husband, Paul Shaffer, and Gwendelyn Sawyer as well as great-grandchildren, Colin Marcus Grass Gaudette and Angela Rose Sawyer Shaffer, and many other extended family members and friends.

Special thanks to her in-home care providers, Linda and Mary, and the wonderful staff at Sussman House.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Youngtown Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made in her honor to the Camden Rotary Club and the Sussman House.

Condolences may be shared at longfuneralhomecamden.com. Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 9 Mountain St., Camden.