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Updated: 12/18/2013 08:00:01AM

Longevity connected to optimism

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Like Mickey, Marguerite is known for her spirit. It can be said that they both approached the world with compassion, energy, and a desire to have fun along the way.

By LAUREN ALBRECHT

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To have known Marguerite Congdon, one doesn’t need to look farther than her wrist for there you can find a Mickey Mouse watch. And like the indomitable mouse, Marguerite was upbeat in the face of adversity and not easily downtrodden or beaten by circumstance. They shared the uncomplicated spirit of good against all odds, which helped them win out in the end.

Living to 92 years old and 4 feet 7 inches, Marguerite was just a couple of years older and a little shorter than Mickey. She was in a burgeoning class of her own.

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