Marjorie Gatchell

Hanover, N.H. — Marjorie Gatchell, 81, died on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Hanover after a short illness.

She had been a part-time resident at Kendal at Hanover for several years, returning for the spring and summer to Cambridge, Mass., where she spent all of her adult life. A graduate of Swarthmore College, Marjorie was a beloved member of the faculty at the Shady Hill School, where she trained and nurtured many future teachers, who often also became lifelong friends. Marjorie and her beloved border collie Cory were members of the Fresh Pond dog walking community for many years.

She was survived by her sister, Elizabeth Bouton of Hilton Head, who died two days after her; by seven loving nieces and nephews, and by scores of devoted friends. She was predeceased by her sister Winifred Martin of Sheffield, Mass. and brother William Montgomery Gatchell.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, April 13 at 2 p.m. at the Shady Hill School, 178 Coolidge  Hill, Cambridge MA 02138. Additional information is available by visiting