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Marion Gosling

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She treasured all things Marblehead. But, she was a Marblehead treasure herself. And the Town knew it. She died on January 27, 2004 at the age of 91, leaving an example of volunteerism and historical knowledge for others to follow. In 2001 she was honored by the Marblehead Forever Committee for her lifetime of effort on behalf of the Town she loved. She was also recognized as the Chamber of Commerce's "Person of the Year," in 2001.

She came to Marblehead in 1947 and in just a few years was already volunteering to assist an effort to save Town records from the damp, darkness of Abbot Hall's basement. As was reported in the Salem News in an article by Michaal Puffer, "Gosling immersed herself in town activities, social organizations, history groups, and volunteer efforts."

The Red Cross, the Marblehead Historical Commission and the Marblehead Historical Society, restoration of the Grand Army of the Republic display in The Old Town House, and finally faithfully working in Abbot Hall's store and conduction tours of the building, her good works were constant and selfless.

She was buried at Waterside Cemetary.

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