Marcelle (Marcie) M. Jennings (Lemieux), 89, of Plainville, formerly of North Brookfield, MA, passed away peacefully after a short illness on Monday, July 10, 2023 at UConn Health John Dempsey Hospital, Farmington Campus, CT. Marcie was predeceased by her husband Alan G. Jennings and is survived by her children David L. Therrien and his wife Karen E. Therrien, Diane M. Therrien and her fiancée Jeffrey L. Gamelli, Sr., Debra L. Therrien, her grandchildren Bryan Pelletier and his wife Kiki Pelletier, Jessica M. Therrien, David A. Czako and his fiancée Molly McGuigan, David R. Therrien, step-grandchildren, and great grandchildren Matthew Ericksen, Ephraim Ericksen and Toby Pelletier. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother caring deeply for all of her children beginning in 1957 to present. She will be sorely missed by her family and many friends.
Marcie was born Marcelle Mary Lemieux on August 28, 1933 at home in North Brookfield, MA and resided with her father, mother, aunt and 4 siblings in North Brookfield, MA. She graduated from North Brookfield High School, married a former U.S. Marine and moved at first to Newington and then to Southington, CT to start a family. A devoted mom, David, Diane and Debra Therrien grew up with her in Southington, CT where she worked in clerical jobs, took care of her children, made sure every need was met and that all three had a wonderful childhood. Her children would grow up to have careers in banking, software implementation, the insurance industry, the U.S. military, law enforcement and one became a lawyer.
She loved the Boston Red Sox and would often conference with her brother Lenny in Massachusetts simultaneously watching a game together, especially if the Sox played the Yankees. She remembers the good ole days when Carl Yastremski and Rico Petricelli and more recently when “Big Poppy” played. I think the Red Sox owe much their annual team spirit to Marcie, arguably their most devoted fan.
As the years passed, she met and married Alan (AL) Jennings who would predecease Marcie dying from a massive heart attack. Their marriage was filled with love and Al helped fill the void of a Dad to her children.
Marcie had a few very close friends and they would often get together and meet for a Dunkin Donuts coffee or talk for what seemed forever over the telephone. She loved to take a trip to the Mohegans’ casino or play a 10-card game of bingo. She was no stranger to a deck of cards and loved watching Pat Sajak on the “Wheel of Fortune.” Family vacations and picnics were enjoyed throughout the years and she never forgot to celebrate everyone’s birthday, anniversary or the major holidays.
A devout Catholic, she rarely if ever missed Sunday mass and we all knew not to call her between 10am to 10:45am when she celebrated daily mass on television.
Family and friends are welcome to gather on Friday, July 14 from 6 to 8 PM at Plainville Funeral Home, 81 Broad St., Plainville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, July 15 at 10 AM at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 94 Broad St., Plainville. Everyone is asked to meet directly at the church. Marcie will be laid to rest in Saint Joseph Cemetery in North Brookfield, MA at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Marcie can be made to Blue Rider Stables, 15 Farm Lane, Great Barrington, MA. For more information or to leave online expressions of sympathy, please visit www.PlainvilleFuneralHome.com.
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