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PORTLAND -- Margery Belden Alexander died at home in Portland on Nov. 29, 2012. She had been in failing health and for several years had divided her time between the homes of her two daughters, Joan and Janet.
The younger of two children of Wayne and Hilda Whetham Belden, Margery was born on July 17, 1915, in Westfield, N.Y. She and John Edward Alexander married on Sept. 19, 1931, and raised three children.
Margery was predeceased by her son, John Alexander Jr.; her husband, John Sr.; and brother, Charles Belden. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Joan and Harold Mannion of Greenhurst, N.Y., and Janet Alexander and William Dalbec of Portland. She also leaves behind three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
At Margery's request, no memorial service is planned.
Friends who wish may donate in her memory to the Patterson Library, Westfield, N.Y., or Hospice of Southern Maine, Scarborough.
Margery Belden Alexander
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on December 6, 2012