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Marge C. Rider, 67

Marge Caryl (Primus) Rider, age 67, of Groton, MA, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, after a long illness, at her son’s home in Nashua, NH, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in St. Louis Park, Marge was the oldest child of Hubert and Eleanor (Hagstrom) Primus. She lived in St. Louis Park until the age of 13. The family then moved to Cokato, where she graduated with the Cokato High School class of 1964.

Marge furthered her education at beauty school in St. Cloud.

At the age of 21, she moved to Groton, MA, where she worked as a bookkeeper for most of her life for various local companies.

Marge was known as “Mimi” to her grandchildren, whom she adored, and loved spending time with. They recently visited Disney World as a family.

Marge enjoyed golfing and was a member of the Groton Country Club. She alsoenjoyed baking, gardening, boating, traveling, watching the sunrise, and the beaches at Biddeford Pool, ME, and Kennebunk, ME.

Marge is survived by two sons, Jeffrey Rider, and George D. Rider Jr., both of Groton, MA; her sons’ father, Christopher Rider and his wife, Kristin of Nashua, NH; two grandchildren, Trent and Caroline Rider of Nashua, NH; four sisters and their husbands, Mary and Keith Wagner of Hutchinson, Pat and Steve Miller of Dassel, Penny and Robert Zabel of Wisconsin, and Jayme Sherman of Silver Lake; several nieces and nephews; and her best friend and co-worker, Sheila Kozlowski of Peterborough, NH.

At her request, a private celebration of Marge’s life will take place in the spring, and she will be buried with her parents in Cokato. Donations in her memory may be made to the Merrimack ValleyHospice 360 Merrimack St. Bldg 9, Lawrence, MA 01843.

Arrangements are being handled by the Dolan Funeral Home in Massachusetts. To leave an on-line condolence, go to www.dolanfuneralhome.com.