Easton, Maryland: Marguerite Pontier Glibert (née Kathryn Marguerite Pontier) passed away on September 13, 2013, at William Hill Manor, Easton, MD at the age of 94. There will be a graveside service at Fair Mount Cemetery in Chatham on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 1:00PM.
Born May 10, 1919, to Trina and Jacob Pontier of Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, she was the third of their five children. Marguerite grew up in New Jersey, and after graduating from high school, she began a short career in New York City as an administrative assistant.
She married Joseph Glibert on October 18, 1947, after he returned from his tour of duty in Europe during World War II. Over their 61 years together, they primarily lived in Summit and Chatham, New Jersey, but also in Baltimore from 1954-1967 and in London from 1977-1979. They made their final move together to Easton, MD, in 2004.
Throughout their married life, Marguerite was a homemaker, and filled her home and her life with music (especially opera), books (especially biographies of women) and a passion for life-long learning. In mid-life, she returned to college to pursue her degree. During their years together, Marguerite and Joe enjoyed traveling, and they had many wonderful trips throughout the world. They also loved their time at their shore homes in Stone Harbor, NJ, and Daytona Beach, FL. For a number of years in the 1980s, Marguerite co-owned the Brass Rubbing Studio in Stone Harbor.
Predeceased by her parents, older siblings Raymond and Ruth, younger twin brothers Jack and Robert, as well as her husband Joseph, she is survived by her two children, Jeffrey (wife Susan), Patricia (husband Todd Kana) and their families of whom she was immensely proud. She was the grandmother of six grandchildren, Amy, Amanda (husband Paul Paravati), and Christopher Glibert (fiancé Liza Bachko), Kathryn (husband Zander Parker), Austin, and Patrick Kana (partner Emily Rogowski). They will miss her dearly. She is also survived by her special caregiver, Cheryl Belin, who cared for both her and Joe for five years; a sister in law, Ruth Pontier and by life-long friends Lucille Cooper and Virginia Maslin.
The family wishes to thank the caring staff of William Hill Manor and of Talbot Hospice.