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Marjorie Hoyne, home textiles industry leader, dies

New York – A funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, April 26 for Marjorie Hoyne, former president of Covington Industries’ Spectrum Fabrics, who died after a long illness on April 21.

A home textiles industry veteran, Hoyne began her career as a fabrics editor for House & Garden magazine. She later held merchandising positions at fiber producer Courtauld’s and at Kenneth Home Fashions, where she rose to president of the company. She later served as president and ceo of Rex Home Fashions, a division of Home Curtain. In 1982 she joined Spectrum Fabrics as senior vp, creative director, and in 1984 became company president.

When Covington Industries bought Spectrum, Hoyne remained with the business as president until her retirement in 2001.

Hoyne was a recognized design leader in the home furnishings community. Early in her career she was named one of the top corporate women in America. In 1997, she received the Marvin Rosenberg "Citizen of the Industry" award at the Home Fashion Products Association HomeTex Design Awards.

Survivors include her two sisters, a brother-in-law and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be at R.C. Church of St. Mary’s, 110 Bryant St., Roslyn, N.Y. at 10 a.m.

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