Averill Park - Marjorie Ann Kirkland Deacon, 87, of Old Rt 66 died Thursday, April 25, 2019, at St. Peter's Hospice Inn Albany after a brief illness.
Born in Troy, she was daughter of the late George W. Kirkland and Margaret A. Beattie Kirkland and wife of the late Reynolds Deacon. She had resided in Averill Park for 42 years and was a graduate of Emma Willard School, she attended the University of Vermont, RPI and received her Bachelor's and two Master's degrees from Russell Sage College. Upon graduating, she worked as a Physical Therapist for several years.
Mrs. Deacon was a retired teacher for the Little Red Schoolhouse on Route 4 in North Greenbush, many years and later worked as a taxpro for H&R Block for 41 years as an enrolled agent.
Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Deacon-Laird, Averill Park and Dr. Sandra (Stanley Bourdon) Deacon, DVM, Withee, WI; a son, John (Katherine) Deacon, Sandpoint, ID; four grandchildren, Jason (Jaclyn) Laird, Averill Park, Elizabeth Bourdon, Withee, WI, Margaret Bourdon, Withee, WI and Matthew Deacon, Sandpoint, ID; a brother, George (Sally) Kirkland, Ocala, FL; a sister, Barbara Kirkland, Rainbow Springs, FL and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a sister, Helen Kirkland Neuman.
Relatives and friends may call at the Bryce Funeral Home, Inc. 276 Pawling Avenue Troy on Wednesday May 1, 2019 from 4-7PM.
Funeral service will be held Thursday at 11AM at the funeral home with Rev. Robert Lowenthal, officiating.
Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery Troy.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of Marjorie Ann Deacon to the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society 3 Oakland Avenue Menands, NY 12204.
Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society
3 Oakland Avenue, Menands NY 12204