LEWISTON — Marjorie J. McWilliams Pelletier of Winthrop died after an extended illness on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 9, at Central Maine Medical Center surrounded by her family. She was the wife of Robert G. Pelletier, with whom she shared nearly 50 years of marriage.
She was born in Lewiston, June 17, 1938, the daughter of Richard J. and Eloise (Davenport) McWilliams. She graduated from Lewiston High School in 1956, and was co-owner of Homestead Realty in Winthrop. Her grandchildren are the pride of her life and she believes in leading by example with her determination and desire for excellence in all her undertakings.
Marge was licensed as a real estate broker in 1972, thus beginning her career in Winthrop. In 1983, she co-founded Homestead Realty, serving as its designated broker for 22 years while continuing to be very successful in sales.
A dedicated professional, highly regarded by her peers and clients, she was honored as the Kennebec Valley Board of Realtor’s Realtor of the Year in 1985, and served as their president in 1988. Her career accomplishments include several realtor designations such as Certified Residential Specialist and Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager and she was named a life member by the Maine Association of Realtors for 30 years of service. She retired in 2009, but continues to be an inspiration to all who knew her.
In addition to her activities in Real Estate, Marge was an active community member. She was past president of the Junior Mothers Club, a corporator of Kennebec Savings Bank, and a constant promoter of Winthrop.
She is survived by her husband, a daughter, two sons, and a brother as follows, husband, Robert of Winthrop; daughter, Patricia, her husband, J. Scott Ladd and their two children, Samantha and Jackson, all of Winthrop; William and his sons, Matthew, Zachery, and Alexander, all of San Jose, Calif.; Robert and companion, Sara Palmer with their daughter, Heustyn, of Augusta; and her brother, Richard McWilliams and his wife, Imogene, of Dover, N.H.