Margery S Burchuk (known by many as Midge) passed away peacefully on May 10, 2022 at her home. She was born the daughter of Herbert M. and Ruth Kingsland on 12/ 28/ 1930 in Boonton, NJ. Margery is survived by her sister, Jane Lund of Rumford, ME; brother, Herbert M. Kingsland Jr and his wife Janet of Port Charlotte, FL; her 3 children: Nicholas W. Burchuk of Jericho, VT; William T. Burchuk of South Hero, VT; David Burchuk and his wife JoAnn of Madbury, NH. She is also survived by her 2 grandchildren Alec Burchuk and Alicia Burchuk as well as nieces and nephews. Margery was predeceased by her husband Nicholas Burchuk; sister Ruthanne Herbig and Henry F Herbig II; and sister Nancy Headden.
Margery attended Pratt Institute in New York City for Home economics and graduated in 1951. While attending Pratt, Margery met her husband, Nicholas Burchuk. Upon graduating she worked at a test kitchen in New York for Better Homes and Gardens developing recipes for cook books. She moved with her husband to Detroit, MI a few years later. Margery then settled in Jericho, VT in 1969 where she resided the rest of her life. She also spent time at her family summer camp on Lake Champlain in South Hero, VT, sharing it with family and friends. She especially enjoyed watching the boats and sunsets while relaxing by the lake!
Margery was fond of baking, cooking, and gardening. She also enjoyed freezing and canning her garden’s harvest. Margery was well known by friends and family for her yummy homemade desserts including Red Velvet cake, chocolate chip cookies, seasonal pies, and sweet breads. You could usually find cookies in her cookie jar. Midge also canned pickles, tomatoes, dilled beans, relish and jams. One of her family’s favorites was her homemade raspberry jam made with the harvest from her raspberry patch.
Margery also enjoyed traveling and eating out at upscale restaurants. She traveled to Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Alaska and multiple cruises to name a few. She had several dogs over the years that kept he company when the rest of the family were in school or working.
A Memorial service will be held on Saturday June 11, 2022 at 3 pm at St Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Middlebury, VT.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Vermont Heart Association.