Marjorie Louise (Filleul) Simon

May 16, 1934 ~ August 21, 2019 (age 85)



Candia - Marjorie Louise (Filleul) Simon, 85, of Candia, formerly of Bedford, passed away from this life surrounded by her loving children on August 21, 2019, at Bedford Hills Center, Bedford, NH after a period of declining health. 

Born in Manchester on May 16, 1934, she was the daughter of the late George and Ethel (Horwood) Filleul. She grew up in Manchester and graduated from Manchester West High School, Class of 1952. 

Known to many as Marge, she was a longtime employee of Jordan Marsh/Macy’s in Bedford since the store first opened in the mid-’60s, first working in housewares and then in the credit office until her retirement almost 30 years later.

A longtime member of the Manchester Church of Christ, Marge had been actively involved with meal preparation and outreach, Thanksgiving basket preparation, Vacation Bible School and serving God however she could. She enjoyed attending worship services and Bible studies as well as many Ladies retreats over the years.  Her favorite pastimes were reading recipe magazines, cooking, baking, and watching inspirational shows. She also provided a listening ear and words of encouragement to her many friends and family members through her telephone ministry.

Her strong faith and steadfast commitment to the Lord and His church was evident in her life as many were uplifted by her words and love. Marge will be fondly remembered for her laughter, quick wit and infectious sense of humor.

She is survived by her 5 loving children who will miss her dearly, Laurie Waterman and husband James of Tucson AZ, Ann Otton and husband Thomas of Naugatuck CT, Kenneth Simon of Candia NH, Margery Hillhouse and husband Freddie of Goffstown NH, and Alan Simon and wife Gia of South Jordan UT; a brother John (Jack) Filleul and wife Sheila of Goffstown NH; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She is predeceased by 3 sisters; Barbara Inglis, Betty Shappell, and Carol Hooper, and 1 brother, George (Buddy) Filleul. Marge also had many very close friends, whose friendship she treasured dearly. 

Marge’s 9 precious grandchildren brought her much joy and pleasure. She was also blessed with 5 beautiful great-grandchildren.

In honor of her wishes, there will be no calling hours. A memorial service is planned for Saturday, Sept 7 at 11:00 am at the Manchester Church of Christ, 66 Mammoth Rd, Manchester NH.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Gander Brook Christian Camp, 27 Ganderbrook Lane, Raymond, ME 04071 or the Arthritis Foundation, PO Box 4067, Concord NH 03302.


“Well done good and faithful servant...enter into the joy of your Lord”



Free at Last

By Ann (Simon) Otton


We are rejoicing

Because you are free

These tears aren’t for you

These tears are for me


Her pain is now gone

She suffers no more.

She’s headed for home

She’s at heavens door


If we remain faithful

This we do know

That when it is time

There too we shall go


To be in the arms

Of our Lord Jesus Christ

And we will have peace

Up there in the skies


For just as a butterfly

Breaks free from its shell

We too will rise

And be saved from hell


And there we will meet Him

In clouds of the sky

And you will be there, mom

Right there by His side


Your spirit lives on

Your soul is now saved

We long to be with you

So save us a place!


In the mansions of glory

We will then see you there

Where there’s never a worry

And never a care


And when we shall see

A bird or a deer

A butterfly or snowman

We’ll feel you so near


Your wit and your humor 

And laughter is there

In the memories we have

In the stories we share


So do not dismay

We will never forget

The joys we have shared

Happy times we’ve had yet


To be continued 

In our heavenly home

Where we will there praise Him

Nevermore to roam


So let us now celebrate

Her life that’s now gone 

From this earthly world

But forever lives on

Funeral Home
Goodwin Funeral Home & Cremation Services
607 Chestnut St, Manchester, NH 03104

Manchester Church of Christ
66 Mammoth Rd, Manchester, NH 03109

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