It is with a very sad heart that RIGC
shares news of her passing.
Marjorie Marcallino passed away on Thursday, February 4th after a tenacious fight with a long illness. As one of the founding members of Roosevelt Island Garden Club, Marjorie has served with wit and grace as chair and curator of our Rose Garden for at least four decades. She was active with gardening and oversaw the health and beauty of the roses well into November of last year. Marjorie also served as the Vice President of the American Rose Society where she will be greatly missed. She was a wise presence at our Board meetings, and we will likely hear her voice in our minds ongoing as she would strategically bring discussions back to the main point if ever folks got side-tracked. RIGC will send news of any plans to honor her life in a memorial service. You may read a few past Rose Garden stories here at our blog.
In the meantime, please send your memories, tributes, condolences, and photos to firstname.lastname@example.orgWe are gathering these for another blog/website post and possible memorial time.