Born in St. Paul, MN on October 18, 1932. As the birds sang outside her window, our Lord and Savior took her Home to begin her Heavenly life on February 7, 2021 at the age of 88. She was surrounded by the love of her family. Preceded in death by her loving husband John of 65 years. Survived by her children, Bob (Kathy), Mike, Jody, Jim (Julie), John (Katie), and Mollie; her 16 grandchildren, Tisa, Brandon, Tom, Courtney, Lindsey, DJ, Kelly, Andrew, AJ, Anna, Ryan, Marcy, Dom, Jackie, Abby, and Sophia; her 15 great-grandchildren, Giovanni, Parker, Liam, Capri, Penny, Rocco, Brantley, Rosie, Evelyn, Charlotte, Jackson, Quinn, Duke, Audrey, and Cash. She was an extremely devoted Catholic who attended daily mass and prayed the rosary often. She taught for over 35 years and most of her career was in the St. Paul Public Schools. Her endearing love of her students led her to the belief that all children deserved a quality education. It was her passion. She was so full of life and joy and was the best storyteller. One of God’s greatest gifts is time and you had to have plenty of it to be engaged in conversations with her like an easy hour in the school parking lot. She had a deep love for her family and friends. There wasn’t anything she wouldn’t do for them. It was more important for her to always do for others before herself. You could catch Marguerite at St Patrick’s Guild shopping which was one of her favorite pastimes as well as her love for Ireland where her grandfather and grandmother were born. She was the ultimate grandmother and her grandchildren affectionately called her Grammie B. She had endless photographs displayed throughout her home of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. According to Marguerite, everyday was grand! She was a beacon of light for all who knew her and loved by many. A mass of Christian burial was held on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 10 a.m. at Lumen Christi Catholic Community. You may view an archived recording of Marguerite’s mass from the website lumenchristicc.org or log into Facebook and go to the Lumen Christi page. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Our family would like to thank the staff at Carondelet Village for their wonderful and compassionate care of our mother Marguerite. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Marguerite Blake’s name to Cretin-Derham Hall or Little Sisters of the Poor in St. Paul.