Published in the October 27, 2020 edition.
SANDFORD, Maine — Marcia Vannah Morang, 88, of Sandford, Maine, died October 26, 2020, at Hospice of Southern Maine in Scarborough, less than 72 hours after receiving a terminal cancer diagnosis.
Marcia was born December 7, 1931, in Melrose, Mass., to Thomas and Ruth Vannah. She attended Melrose Public Schools and the Katherine Dell School in Boston.
She worked alongside her late husband, Bruce N. Morang, during and beyond his tenure as Editor of The Reading Chronicle and retired to southern Maine in 2004. She was an honorary member of the Friendship Sloop Society and Chairman of the group’s Trophy Committee. She enjoyed summers at the family home in Nobleboro and had a special place in her heart for dogs. With her daughter Kelly she adopted a number of dogs through her lifetime. Her last pup, Winifred, waits patiently at the Rainbow Bridge.
In addition to her parents and husband, Marcia is predeceased by her sister Natalie of Manchester N.H., and granddaughter Penney “PJ” Richards of North Reading, Mass.
Marcia is survived by her daughter Penny and her husband Dave Richards of North Reading; her son Ted Morang Sr., and his wife Cynthia of Wilmington; her daughter Kelly and her husband Bill of Sanford Maine; her grandson Ted Morang Jr. and Megan McNamara of Wilmington; her grandson Tom Morang and his wife Bridget of Epping N.H., and their daughter Lily; her sister-in-law Nancy Thornton and her husband Mike of E. Kingston N.H.; several nieces and nephews, and seven grand dogs.
Services for Marcia will be scheduled at a later time. Contributions in her memory may be made to one of three causes close to her heart: The Penney Richards Memorial Scholarship Fund, PO Box 262, North Reading MA 01864; or Peggy Jordan, Rags to Riches Animal Rescue, PO Box 353, Lyles TN 37098; or the Miles Memorial Hospital League Thrift Shop, 114 Church Street, Damariscotta ME 04543.
In Marcia’s memory, please share a Hershey bar with someone special. That’s the last thing she said she wanted (and tasted) before she drifted off to her forever sleep.