BORDEN, Marie Marguerite

Mary Margaret Borden née Monnin of Palmetto, Florida left her earthly life after a valiant battle with multiple health issues on September 8, 2021, with her sons by her side. Mary was born on August 14, 1936 in Dayton, Ohio, to Clara (Barhorst) and Omer Monnin. She was a proud graduate of Julienne High School. Mary was married for over 50 years to William Borden, and they had the best “gifts” of her life: her four sons: William Scott (Sara) Randall (Nancy) Gary

(Celestial) Rick (Mickey). And her 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Mary was predeceased by her husband Bill, her parents and siblings Howard (Marie), Roger (Phyllis), Gerald (Kay), Ronnie, Joan (Ed Honaker), Doris (Bill Neace), brother- brother-in-law John Franke, survived by sisters Lois Ann Franke, who was also with her, her last days, Dianna (Chuck Hatton) and her devoted best friend Robert Larus. Mary was a wonderful teacher to her boys. She lived her devout faith in her daily life, so her family did the same. She was a hard worker, so her children learned the work ethic throughout their lives. She had a good sense of humor so they learned to laugh especially when she finally got the joke. She had no patience for injustice, so they too learned to want to right the wrongs. She ALWAYS asked questions. Thus, they learned to be curious and to seek the truth. His quest for knowledge knows no bounds. So they too have learned to love history. She loved the song “America”. She traveled her beautiful America and saw all the miracles of God’s creations. She was one of his best. Even in her last days, she still learned to be brave and say goodbye. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to St. Francis X Cabrini Church, 12001 69th St. East. Parrish, Florida. 34219. Mary’s memorial service will take place at 11:00 am. Thursday September 16, 2021 at St. Francis X Cabrini Church. The service will also be broadcast live on the Facebook page of St. Francis X Cabrini Church.

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