Margery Hart Cory, 97, a resident of Oak Bluffs, died Jan. 13, at Windemere Nursing Home. She was born Oct. 13, 1910 in Fall River, the daughter of William A. Hart and Annie Minikin.
She attended Wheelock College in Boston and Abbot Academy in Andover. She spent her childhood summers in the Methodist Campgrounds in Oak Bluffs, where her great-grandparents summered, and her parents had met. She was a teacher, working with kindergarten students through second grade. Her first teaching job was in the Dalton School in New York City. She loved teaching, adored children and taught in public and private schools for 45 years. After retiring she moved to Oak Bluffs. With her little dogs, she made her home for 20 years on Vineyard Avenue Extension in Oak Bluffs. The last few years of her life were spent in the wonderful care of Windemere.
She is survived by her children Chappell Cory of Oak Bluffs, Suzanne Warren of Oak Bluffs, and Stephen Cory of Centerville; her grandchildren Christopher Cory, Brian Cory, and Lilla Cory Warren. Her brother, Albion Hart, lives in the Campgrounds in Oak Bluffs.
She was predeceased by her husband Chappell Cory Jr., who died in 1973.
A private memorial service will be held in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation, PO Box 1477, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557.
Arrangements are under the care of the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road, Oak Bluffs. Visit www.ccgfuneralhome.com for online guest book and information.