HYANNIS - Marjorie Scott Faherty, 92, of Hyannis, MA, formerly of Falmouth, MA, passed away on Thursday May 14, 2020. Born in Malden, MA on November 16, 1927, Marjorie was the daughter of the late Harold L. and Minnie S. Harlow along with her siblings, the late Barbara Clark and the late Richard Harlow. She was the wife of the late John G. “Jack” Faherty for 48 years. Marjorie was the loving mother of J. Scott Faherty (Denise) of Plymouth, MA, the late Michael Faherty (Susan) of Falmouth, MA, and Chris Faherty (Kathryn) of Falmouth, MA. She was also the proud and loving grandmother of nine and great-grandmother of five. All of her family, including her many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews of Massachusetts, Connecticut and Vermont, have many loving memories of Marjorie. She will be missed by all.
Marjorie loved living in Falmouth. She loved the beaches, especially Old Silver Beach. She enjoyed exercising and lunching with her many friends, including those in her breast cancer survivor group. She liked to travel and enjoyed taking cruises with Jack. One of Marjorie’s passions was all kinds of puzzles and games; she was thrilled to be a champion in the Cape Cod Scrabble Club. Marjorie was a proud member of the Harlow family, descendants of William Harlow, who built the Harlow Old Fort House in Plymouth, MA, which is now included in the National Register of Historic Places.
Marjorie’s life was one of service. After graduating from Newton-Wellesley Nursing School, she became a nurse at Boston Hospital for Women, and retired as Head Nurse of Day Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. After her retirement she became a Certified SHINE Counselor on Cape Cod, assisting other seniors with Medicare and health insurance issues. Even after her death she continues to serve, donating her brain to Mass General Hospital for study. This was something that was of utmost importance to her and a big part of who she was.
If you wish to donate to the Mass General Alheimer's Disease Research Center in Marjorie's memory, you may do so here massgeneral.org/donate/madrc.
A memorial celebrating Marjorie’s life will be held at a future date.