from the Staten Island Advance, 8/24/1999.
Marion Blomeley, 98, longtime volunteer
August 24, 1999
Marion H. Blomeley, 98, of Sullivan, Ill., a native Staten Islander and a longtime volunteer, died Saturday in Sullivan Health Care Center.
Born Marion Cole Hillard in Richmond Valley, she moved to Sullivan in 1986.
A seventh-generation member of the Dissosway and Cole families, which settled on Staten Island in the mid-17th century, Mrs. Blomeley lived in the historic "Hillard Homestead" at 4927 Arthur Kill Rd.
Mrs. Blomeley was active in volunteer and community events on Staten Island for many decades.
In the 1930s, she was commissioner of the Staten Island Council of Girl Scouts and, beginning in 1931, Mrs. Blomeley was an active member of the Abraham Cole chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. In 1945, she was elected chairwoman of the South Shore Neighborhood Committee for Girl Scouts.
She was secretary-treasurer for the Blomeley Engineering Corp., 1954 to 1972; a sorority sister at Wagner College from 1960 to 1975; president of the Visiting Nurse Association, St. George, from 1954 to 1960; corresponding secretary and director of the Federated Garden Clubs of New York State Inc., First District, during the 1940s, and a longtime member of the Prince's Bay Women's Club.
She also volunteered at Historic Richmond Town for many years.
In 1952, she was elected assistant director of the Parks Association of New York City, a private group that advocated for parks.
Mrs. Blomeley was a parishioner of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Richmond.
"She was a very active, giving mother," said her son, Walter Scott Blomeley. "She was giving of her time to society."
Her husband, Ralph, died in 1972.
In addition to her son, Scott, Mrs. Blomeley is survived by four grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements, including cremation, are being handled by the McMullin-Young Funeral Homes, Sullivan. Interment of ashes will be in All Saints Cemetery, Princeton, N.J.