Madge Danette Robbins McCoy, 74, passed away Aug. 12 in Moriarty. She was born March 4, 1943 in Washington, D.C. to the late Richard and Lavelle (Williams) Robbins II. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Leo McCoy. Madge is survived by her daughter, Gwen Dillon; four sisters; two grandchildren, Sirena Connor-Satterfield and Terry James Hutchinson; five great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. A celebration of life is scheduled for Sept. 9 at 2 p.m. at the family home at 43 Franklin Road in Moriarty.

Leota Harriman
Leota Harriman

Leota started working for The Independent in 2006, working her way up through the ranks. An employee buyout in 2010 led to her ownership of the newspaper. Leota has served on the board of the N.M. Press Association, and is currently its First Vice President. She is passionate about health and wellness, especially mental health, and loves making art. She can be reached at news.ind.editor@gmail.com.