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Norwood Obituaries: Lily Marjorie "Margot" (Hill) Kager

Lily Marjorie "Margot" (Hill) Kager, 91, passed at her home in Norwood on December 2, 2012.

Obituary from the Kraw-Kornack Funeral Home website.

Lily Marjorie "Margot" (Hill) Kager, 91, passed at her home in Norwood, MA, on December 2, 2012. Lily was born on April 23, 1921 in Dulwich England to Albert and Lily Hill. Alma, Lily's older sister was her life-long friend. During Lily's middle school years she pursued running with encouragement and coaching from her Olympic Gold Medalist father and won the NIAS Cup. She was also a Shakespearean actress and her fine arts talent prompted her art teacher to secretly apply for a scholarship for Lily to Harrow Art School, which she won.

During WWII she enlisted in the WRNS and served in Ceylon, India. At the end of the war the Hill family moved to Canada. In the early 1950's she spent two years enduring TB, fortunately the discovery of Penicillin saved her life. In 1955 at a YMCA/YWCA Halloween party in London Ontario, Gerry Kager tried his new dancing lessons on Lily which led to their marriage. Both Sabrina and Dawna, their children, were born in Canada but in 1961 the family moved to the Boston area where Gerry pursued his career. Lily graduated from Boston University and taught Art and French at Foxboro High School.

Lily was a very spiritual person. Her love of Transcendental Meditation (TM) prompted her to become a TM teacher. Her passions in life were love of family, music, swimming in the ocean, walking, speaking French, quoting Shakespeare, painting and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. She inspired everyone she touched. Lily's lively social nature sprinkled with her British manners and speech, embraced and charmed, everyone. She never shied away from new adventures and continued to learn throughout her life.

She is survived by her husband Gerry, her two daughters Sabrina Kager and partner Robert Stenger of Sedona, AZ, Dawna and her husband Mark Nocera of Nahant MA, and her four grandchildren Volila Robinson, Charisse Nocera, Miranda Nocera and Guwendolyn Robinson.

There will be a Celebration of Her Life at the Kraw-Kornack Funeral Home, 1248 Washington Street, Norwood, MA 02062 from 1-2 p.m. on Saturday, December 8, 2012. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Lily's honor to either the Boston Symphony or the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Thank you to Beverly DeWitt and hospice provided by VNA, Kathy Lynch and "Mags" and Debbie LeBlanc for providing loving support.

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