Marjorie A. Zarum

Zarum, Marjorie A., 83, formerly of Warwick and Punta Gorda, FL, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Joel Zarum. Cherished mother of Michael Zarum of Warwick, RI and Ella Zarum of Marin County, CA. Loving sister of the late Jane L. Mayerson, sister-in-law of Dorothy (Zarum) Bookbinder and the late Richard Bookbinder. Born in St. Louis, MO, she was the daughter of the late John Marsh and Harriet (Gradwohl) Mayerson. Margie graduated from U.R.I. with Highest Distinction, was a member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi and the Golden Key National Honor Society. Prior to retiring, Margie was a Sociology Researcher at Brown University, Director of Social Services for Evergreen Health Center, a Substance Abuse and Chemical Dependency Counselor at Talbot Treatment Centers / Providence Center, Sunday School Teacher, Cub Scout Den Mother, and a Save The Bay Volunteer of the Year Award recipient. A loving wife, mother and career woman, Marge loved life and everyone who came into hers. Funeral services Wednesday, Dec. 16th at 1:00 p.m. in SHALOM MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1100 New London Ave., Cranston. Shiva will be private.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the RI Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association:


  1. William P. Aldrich
    Dec 14, 2015

    Our thoughts are with you and your family.

    Jane and Bill Aldrich

  2. Henriette and Richard Roy
    Dec 15, 2015

    Dear Michael: We were so sorry to read of your mother’s passing. She will always be an angel on your shoulder watching over you.

  3. Cousins Lois and Lou
    Dec 15, 2015

    Your mom was a very special lady who we shared many great times with, both in Florida and RI. She will truly be missed and remain in our hearts forever. It was an honor having her in our family. We are so sorry for your loss.

    Cousins Lois and Lou

  4. Lois Blazer
    Dec 15, 2015

    Loving thoughts to Michael and Ella on the loss of dearest Margie, my Forever Friend. Wishing you the comfort of so many beautiful memories.

  5. Rick Snyder
    Dec 15, 2015

    My thoughts are with you during this
    difficult time.Your mother was a beautiful lady.
    Rick Snyder

  6. Jean-A Warner
    Dec 15, 2015

    Dear Michael & Ella,
    So good to have met your parents in California decades ago. Your mother’s wonderful tribute, listing some of her achievements and impressive contributions, attests to a life so well crafted–truly remarkable! Her interests in and regard for Life are so apparent in each of her children. No doubt our mamas have plenty to share about us on the other side!
    Warm regards, Jean-A
    PS: Also, my dad passed same date as Marjorie’s memorial; she (and you) will ever be in my heart every December 16th.

  7. William Depasquale
    Dec 29, 2015

    Dear Mike,

    I am so very sorry to hear of your mothers passing. Your Mom was a very special woman and I am a better person to have met her. I know we shared many discussions regarding our moms and I cant begin to image the depth of your loss. Please accept my deepest condolences… Bill D.

  8. Jo-Ann Langseth
    Dec 10, 2019

    I too held Marjorie in especially high regard for her wit and kindness. I was in her presence only three times, but each was fun and memorable!
    This condolence comes four years tardily but is no less heartfelt. Jo-Ann Langseth

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