Margery A. Pinet, 78 – Eagle News Online


Margery A. Pinet, 78, died June 26, 2022 at St. Joseph Hospital in Syracuse. Born in Augusta, Maine, she grew up in the Boston area where she attended Medford High School and later graduated from the University of New Hampshire as an English major. Her teaching career began at North Kingston Rhode Island High School. Her next teaching assignment was at the University of Georgia, Athens, where she taught English and participated in Learning Center training. In 1979, she joined the faculty of Cazenovia College. Over the next 43 years, she held several college positions. She founded the Learning Resource Center, of which she became the director. In 1991, this center was listed in the National Directory of Exemplary Programs in Developmental Education. She served as Director of Individualized Study Program, Associate Dean of Summer College, Dean of Academic Affairs, and Executive Vice President. She received the New York State College Learning Skills Association Award for Outstanding Professional Service in the area of ​​the Developmental Ec College Board of Trustees, where she served until 2017. From 2015 to 2016, Marge was called to serve as Interim President using her leadership skills for the transition. the college has a new presidency.

She has often contributed to continuing education programs for teachers and students. In the community of Cazenovia, she was a member of the board of directors of the public library of Cazenovia.

Margery was predeceased by her parents, Reverend Gordon and Dorothy Washburn and her loving companion of 18 years, Charles Monahan and son, Gregory.

She is survived by her sister, Marsha Washburn (Robert) Dishman; niece, Julia (Neil) Adam; nephew, Jeffrey Dishman, great-nieces and nephews, Cecilia and Sloane Adam and Leonora, Frey and Rowan Dishman whom she lovingly mentored in their upbringing; and Charles’s children, Diana (Dr Hrayr) Attarian, Jean Taggert and David Monahan.

Marge had a love of sports that complemented her. Sharing the New York Yankees with Chuck, she replied to “How’s your day?” “Not so good, the Yankees are losing!”

A celebration of life will be held at Lincklaen House 79 Albany Street, Cazenovia, from 3-5 p.m., Thursday, September 15, 2022. Please meet Shari at Cazenovia College 315-655-7128.

She taught and mentored everyone she met. She failed!

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