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In Memory of

Marcia Barbara Bennett Kartsen

October 22, 1932 - March 30, 2015

Obituary


Marcia Barbara (Bennett) Kartsen, 82 of Manchester, NH, Wilmington NC, and more recently Swansea, MA passed away unexpectedly on March 30th, 2015 at Rhode Island Hospital. She was surrounded by her loving family. Born in Hillside, NJ on October 22nd, 1932, Marcia was the daughter of the late George and Edith Bennett. She was preceded in death by her daughter Debra Ann Pion, and her husband Wallace Kartsen with whom she enjoyed 49 wonderful years. She leaves behind four devoted children; Susan Nokes and her husband Don of Rehoboth MA, Margery Ahearn and her husband...

Marcia Barbara (Bennett) Kartsen, 82 of Manchester, NH, Wilmington NC, and more recently Swansea, MA passed away unexpectedly on March 30th, 2015 at Rhode Island Hospital. She was surrounded by her loving family. Born in Hillside, NJ on October 22nd, 1932, Marcia was the daughter of the late George and Edith Bennett. She was preceded in death by her daughter Debra Ann Pion, and her husband Wallace Kartsen with whom she enjoyed 49 wonderful years. She leaves behind four devoted children; Susan Nokes and her husband Don of Rehoboth MA, Margery Ahearn and her husband Edward of N. Easton MA, Douglas Kartsen and his wife Elizabeth of Avon, CT, and Kenneth Kartsen of South Riding, VA. She also leaves Richard Pion, widower of Debra Ann, her sister Arlene Goodman of NJ, and 15 beloved grandchildren. Marcia was the matriarch of the Kartsen family and will be remembered for her great sense of humor, her dedication to her family, her fondness for her "granddogs", as well as her giving and loving spirit. Her grandchildren have promised to gift her with several great-grandchildren who will surely carry on her beautiful smile and passion for life.

Memorial services will be held in private in her hometown of Hillside NJ. In lieu of flowers, and in honor of her daughter and mother, please send donations to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation 200 Brickstone Square, Suite 407, Andover, MA 01810 or the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St, Framingham, MA 01701.