BOSTON, MA AND BLUE HILL - Margot Crary was many things to many people. To her parents, she was everything. To her fiancé and his family, she was a future full of love and happiness. To her grandmother, she was pure joy. To her namesake aunt and uncle, she was their child too. To her aunts and uncles and cousins, first, second, removed and otherwise, she was the fun one. To two boys growing up on Forbes Stream she was like a sister. To her girlfriends, she was a confidant, a clothing consultant, and most of all, a true and loyal friend forever. To her many friends from school - she was an intelligent and sharp classmate.
Margot's outlook was most unique; a girl dressed in high heels and Diane Von Furstenberg, but ready to talk sports amongst the most avid of fans. A woman who yearned to travel the world, but also found happiness in stretching out on the couch with a beloved animal, cat or dog. She loved the Beatles but also boy bands and modern country music. Margot was happy to take a hike in the woods, or a hike on Boston's Newbury Street. She wasn't thrilled about winter, but somehow was completely adept at dropping straight down Sugarloaf's Narrow Gauge.
Margot was born in Bar Harbor, and raised between Prospect Harbor and Blue Hill. She attended the Bay School and GSA. In her pursuit of higher education, Margot attended the University of San Diego, graduated from Northeastern, and received a Master's in Journalism from Boston University. Boston was her town. She loved learning and at the time of her death was pursuing a Masters of Social Work at Simmons College.
Dealing with breast cancer for the past two and a half years brought continuous, massive challenges - though she always brought the best of herself to the task. Despite these challenges, however, Margot was happy. She had found the love of her life, Beck Strah. And she had found her path, helping others. She never lost hope or her dreams. They were with her and are still.
There will be a gathering in Margot's memory at 2:00pm, Sat. April 9th, 2016, at the Congregational Church, 22 Tenney Hill, Blue Hill followed by a reception at the Bay School in Emlen Hall, 17 Bay School Drive, Blue Hill.
Donations in Margot's name may be made to The Bay School, P.O. Box 950, Blue Hill, ME 04614.
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