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Anna Sophia “Marie” Cake Thayer

  • Birth 1907 Denton, Caroline County, Maryland, USA
  • Death 20 May 2006 USA
  • Burial Ashland, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Memorial ID 21891332

Parents: Frank & Anna (Grens) Cake. Wife of Richard A. Thayer.

Marie was proprietor of the Garden Patch Restaurant in N.J. from 1937-1946. During WWII she volunteered as a Red Cross Candy Striper in Atlantic City, N.J., caring for many young wounded soldiers for which she received an award of recognition.

She was married to Richard A. Thayer Sr., in 1947 in Bristol.

From 1956-1966, she owned Thayer's Gift Shop in Brookline, Mass. She was an elected officer of the Chamber of Commerce in Brookline. She spent many summers vacationing in Wolfeboro with her family. She lived in Drexel Hill, Pa. from 1966-1978. In 1978-2001 she moved to Gulfport, Fla., where she was an active member of the United Methodist Church.

The recipient of numerous poetry awards, her lifetime accumulation of poems was published in 2003 in New Hampshire as "Sophia's Poems." Many of her poems were published in a number of newspapers.

A loving wife and mother, she is predeceased by her husband, Richard A. Thayer and one son, William H. Townsend and is survived by two of her three sons, Francis B. Townsend Jr., Richard A. Thayer Jr., and their wives, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was an avid Red Sox fan. For the last five years of her life, she has lived with her beloved son, daughter-in-law and grandson in Wolfeboro.


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  • Created by: Marc Thayer, III
  • Added: 2 Oct 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21891332
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Anna Sophia “Marie” Cake Thayer (1907–20 May 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21891332, citing Wildwood Cemetery, Ashland, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Marc Thayer, III (contributor 46542959) .