Southbridge - Marcia Rae (Whitten) Tripp, 72, of Southbridge, passed away quietly after a series of health issues on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at St. Vincent’s Hospital. Marcia was born in Presque Isle, Maine on November 29, 1947. She was the daughter of Iola (Merrithew) Whitten and Carl A. Whitten. She was an avid crafter and a great cook, but she was known throughout the neighborhood for her exceptional baking. Marcia loved helping others, she was a caretaker, working with residents of Matulaitis Nursing Home for 17 years as a Nurse’s Aide and she was known to all as “the neighborhood mom”, always making room at her table for whoever showed up. She was a devoted volunteer lending a hand to many organizations and causes. While living in North Grosvenordale, she was a regular volunteer at TEEG, helping in the food pantry, crafting with clients in Parent Education classes, and driving clients to their various appointments. Her dedication to important causes and spirit of volunteerism instilled a sense of community service in all of her children.
Marcia is survived by her husband Robert Tripp, Sr. and her four sons Daniel Bennett, Carl and Elizabeth (LaPorte) Bennett, Robert Tripp, Jr. and Timothy Tripp. She also leaves three sisters, Melinda (Whitten) Albert and Roberta (Whitten) Judd, both of Sherman, Connecticut, Rachel (Whitten) Hughes of Hastings, Florida, five nieces and nephews, Shawn, Bryan, Melanie, Krystal and Coralynne and five grandchildren, Austin, Aubree Jean and August Bennett and Timothy and Braiden Tripp. She was predeceased by her brother Carl J. Whitten, her Mother and Father, Mr. and Mrs. Carl A. Whitten, and son, Damien Tripp.
A memorial service will be held at TEEG, 15 Thatcher Road, North Grosvenor Dale, Connecticut on Sunday, February 9th 2020, from 12 p.m to 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to TEEG, 15 Thatcher Road, North Grosvenor Dale, Connecticut 06255.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home, 48 School Street Webster, MA. A guest book is available at www.shaw-majercik.com where you may post a message of comfort or light a candle in remembrance of Marcia
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