Margaret C. Orff

ORFF, Margaret C., 95, of Abbot, ME, & Naples, FL, on January 22, 2013. A celebration of life will be held at Tuscany Villa at a date to be determined. Arrangements are in the care of the Fuller Funeral Home, Naples, FL.

Margaret C. Orff

PO Margaret Orff OB    Margaret C. Orff, 95, formerly of Abbot, ME, and a resident of Naples, FL, since 2001, died January 22, 2013. Daughter of the late Arthur Vern Riehl and Nellie Barrett Riehl, she was born in Greenville, MO.

    Margaret married the late Frank Wilson in 1940 in Chicago. She was a city girl who, in 1947, became a country girl from Maine where she lived for over fifty years. Her love of the outdoors was quite evident. She enjoyed everything about the changing seasons including fishing, biking, hiking, camping and cross country skiing well into her later years. Margaret led a modest and yet a very full life. To her remarkable credit, she was never envious of anyone or anything. She would always say, “I don’t need a lot to be happy.” Margaret was content with her home, her work, her friends and her love of family. The song “Margie” popular in the 1920’s with lyrics by Bennie Davis has a verse that is a tribute to this very sweet lady: “Margie, you’ve been my inspiration.

    Days are never blue.

    After all is said and done,

    There is really only one;

    And Margie, my Margie, it’s you.”

    She will be dearly missed by her devoted family including her daughter, Karen (Franklin Perry) Raddin; sister, Betty (Elliot) Ratner; grandchildren, Peter (Michelle), Wayne, and Lee (fiancé, Kathleen O’Brien) Godino; and their father, Robert Godino; and great-grandchildren, Gianna and John Godino. In addition to her parents and husband, Margaret was preceded in death by her sister, Dorothy.

    The family wishes to thank all of Margaret’s friends and the staff at Tuscany Village with a special thanks to Vitas Hospice for their continuing support and guidance.

    A celebration of life will be held at Tuscany Villa at a date to be determined. A graveside service will be held in Abbot, ME, in the spring. Online condolences may be made at

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