Marjorie Spencer (Worby) Stetson, 99

January 29, 2024

Marjorie Spencer (Worby) Stetson, 99, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, January 20, 2024. She was born on May 11, 1924 in Montreal as the eldest daughter to the late George and Lillian (Hampton) Worby.

At the age of 18, at the height of WWII, Marjorie signed up to be a member of the Canadian Women’s Army Corps, achieving the rank of Sergeant. Stationed in Victoria, B.C. she used a radio signal receiver and special typewriter, transcribing secret code. She was very proud of her work and dedication during the war.

Following her service, Marjorie attended Graham’s Business College in Montreal. She was then employed at Trans-Canada Airlines. During this time, she traveled to Vermont to participate in a veteran’s dance celebrating the end of WWII, meeting her future husband, Arthur Bartlett Stetson, a United States Navy Veteran. They enjoyed 63 years of marriage.

They were married on June 20th, 1949, and settled in Concord where they made a home for 65 years raising their three sons. Marjorie was a Cub Scout den mother and taught Sunday school at her beloved Trinity church. She also worked for the Town of Concord as a secretary. She was an active member Concord Council of Aging gift shop, past President of the Concord United Women’s Club, and member of the Concord Rod & Gun Club. In her leisure, she enjoyed making miniatures, gardening, and family genealogy. She was the leader of the Senior Shakers tambourine group, playing throughout New England. The highlight of the group was when they flew to California to perform for the Jay Leno Tonight Show.

Marjorie is predeceased by her devoted husband, Arthur, her parents George and Lillian Worby, and her sister, Elizabeth (Worby) Lambert. She is survived by three sons, Brian (Teresa) of Henderson, NV, Bruce (Donna) of Methuen, MA, and Bradley (Cheryl) of West Concord, MA; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours in Dee Funeral Home, 27 Bedford St., Concord, on Tuesday, February 6th from 4 – 6 pm. Marjorie’s Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel of Trinity Episcopal Church, 81 Elm St., Concord, on Wednesday, February 7th at 10:30 am, with reception to follow. Private burial – Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Town of Concord Council on Aging, 1276 Main St., Concord, MA 01742. Please see