Marcel “Marcie” Westbrook, 46, of Pittsfield, MA and formerly of Deltona, FL and Long Branch, NJ died Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston while awaiting a lung transplant.
Marcie was born in Long Branch, NJ on September 13, 1973 a daughter of the late Cheryl Ann Kraft and Douglas Allen Westbrook.
She lived for many years in Florida where she raised her older daughter and son. During this time, she ran her own house cleaning business. Marcie, Jessica, Anthony and their other family living in Florida had their weekly “Sunday Beach Trips” and loved to spend time at the ocean.
Upon her move to Pittsfield, she began working at the Family Dollar as a clerk. Her customers loved visiting with Marcie and she was truly loved by everyone. She kept a meticulous home and would spend hours on end working in her yard and her gardens. Above all, Marcie loved to cook and enjoyed the challenge of trying new recipes.
Often times, you could find Marcie at home, listening to music and spending time with her family. It brought her so much joy to be around her husband, her kids and their many friends, who all adored her. She also loved her many pets over the years, especially Bozo, her green parrot, her dog Spanky and cat Bella.
Marcie is survived by Frank J. Fentress, her husband of 13 years and the love of her life. She cherished her many adventures with Frankie and found such happiness being with him. She also leaves her beloved daughters, Jessica Wiseman (Jesse Staley) and Mary Fentress, both of Pittsfield, her sons, Anthony White of Pittsfield, Romaine Evans and Frankie Fentress Jr., both of New Jersey, and three grandchildren, “Little Dude” Elijah, Ellise and R.J.
Additionally, she is survived by her sisters, Alecia Christensen of New Jersey, Angela Tapp (Donald Tapp) of Kentucky, Witney Westbrook of New Jersey and Andrina White (Marcus White) of Florida, her father-in-law James Fentress, or “Pop-Pop” as Marcie affectionately referred to him as, two sisters-in-law, Lilly Williams and Jessica Fentress, and several nieces and nephews, as well as great nieces and nephews, and many other members of the Fentress Family, who all thought the world of Marcie.
Besides her parents, Marcie was predeceased by her brother, Robert Bland.
SERVICES: Visitation will be at the DEVANNY-CONDRON FUNERAL HOME on WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2020 from 5:30-6:30PM. A funeral home service will begin for immediate family at 6:30PM. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, all who are to join with us at the funeral home are reminded to please bring your mask and be patient and understanding of the 40 person limit within the funeral home.
If friends desire, memorial donations may be made to a college fund set up for Mary. Instructions on how to donate will be added soon.