Marjorie Ann Merhige

November 3, 1942 - May 3, 2021

Marjorie Ann Merhige, 78, a resident of Lee County, FL since 1989, formerly of West Islip, NY, passed away Monday, May 3, 2021 in Cape Coral, FL. She was born November 3, 1942 in Brooklyn, NY to Peter and Marjorie Picone, now deceased.

Marjorie, a.k.a. Cookie, was a spirited and loving woman who was devoted to her family and friends. Their well-being and happiness were the most important thing to Cookie, and maybe a close second was her enjoyment of eating clams.  Baked clams, steamed clams, fried clams, linguine with white clam sauce, etc., she loved them every way.  Hopefully, there is a clambake in heaven waiting for her.

She is survived by three loving children, Scott Merhige (Bronwyn) of Fort Myers, Deborah Merhige-Earle of Cape Coral, and Peter Merhige of Fort Myers; as well as six grandchildren, Jake, Thomas, Michael, Sophia, Isabella, and Ava.

Marjorie was preceded in death by two brothers, George and Matthew Quinlan.

A Celebration of Life will be held in the future. Details to be announced via

Memorial Contributions in memory of Marjorie Ann Merhige are suggested to a charity dear to your heart.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Chris Amari May 5, 2021 at 4:45 pm

    I’ve never met Mrs. Mehrige but have heard many wonderful things about her throughout the years . My family was planning to drive down to Florida in July to Spend time with her and her family . I’m so upset that I will not be able to meet her . I’m looking forward to meeting her kids and grandchildren though . Even though I’m not related , I’ve been deeply affected by the loss of Mrs Mehrige , her brother Matt and George . My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family .

  2. Tracey May 5, 2021 at 4:58 pm

    We had a lot of memories, good times, times that I will always treasure. She was very special to me, dinners, parties or alone time. I had a true advantage being close to her, Georgie raking clams everyday and Cookie loving clams. I’m not sure if there ever was a time clams were not at my table when Cookie was there or the fireplace lit on a Sunday afternoon. Caring and kind, I was the lucky one to have not only as my sister-in-law. but as my friend. She will be missed by me but my memories of her will stay in my heart.

  3. Dennis Mulhall May 7, 2021 at 7:54 am

    Miss u.
    TRUMP 2024

  4. Isabella Merhige May 7, 2021 at 4:11 pm

    My grandma was a wonderful women and the best friend the best mom and the best grandma she was my favorite grandma she lives in all of our hearts forever

  5. Diane Jul 13, 2021 at 8:54 pm

    I will forever remember this stunning redhead with a vivacious personality that I eventually called sister in-law. She did teach me to eat clams and mussels but the sound of her laughter will remain with me always

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