Marjorie “Margie” Ann (Thompson) Collis , 83, of North Falmouth passed away unexpectedly but peacefully on Saturday, February 13, 2021 with her family by her side. She was the daughter of the late Edwin Thompson and Virginia (Perkins) Thompson Worth. Margie was born on February 21, 1937 in Cambridge and graduated from Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School. She married the late Charles David Collis and together they embarked upon a career in the Navy that took them to live on both coasts of the U.S. while raising their family. They relocated to North Falmouth in 1980, the same year as her husband’s untimely death. She continued to raise their four children and start a career as an accomplished folk artist. The Cape held special meaning for both David as a native and Margie as a summer resident of Pocasset.
Margie could paint on anything and often did whether it be an antique trunk, piece of driftwood, a buoy, an ornament, or canvas. She would create a whimsical seaside tableau populated with mermaids, sailboats, sailors, and cottages which now grace many homes on Cape Cod. She had many exhibitions over the years and in the past was represented by Birdsey On The Cape and had a store at the Pomponessett Marketplace. She contributed to the Cotuit Art Show, the Cataumet Art Assoc., the West Falmouth Library Art Show and collaborated on an art show at the Falmouth Hospital with her late sister Joan Bourget. Margie was also a long-time member of Al-Anon and the First Spiritualist Church of Onset. She volunteered at the Falmouth Public Schools teaching art and worked for Mentor providing respite care for foster parents.
Margie is survived by her children; David Collis (Renée) of Hanover, VA, Michael Collis (Cathy) of Nantucket, MA., Kristen Boucher (Paul) of Sandwich, MA. and Robert Collis of Fort Lauderdale FL. She is also survived by her three grandchildren: James, Arielle and Caroline. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Commander Charles David Collis USN, and her sister, Joan Bourget. She is survived by her nieces, nephews, cousins, and her aunt Marilyn Perkins.
Due to COVID precautions, service and burial will be private. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Cataumet Arts Center, 76 Scraggy Neck Road, Cataumet, MA 02534.