Mark A. 'Sparky' Press

September 13, 1951 - May 18, 2013
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Mark Sparky Press a longtime resident of Chicopee, MA and Cape Cod, MA died Saturday May 18, 2013. Born in Chicopee, MA son of the late Stanley and Lillian (Meyer) Press. Sparky graduated from Chicopee High School in 1970. He had worked on fishing boats on the cape for many years. He later owned and operated Sparky’s Clam Shack in Hyannis for many years. Sparky was also a master Cabinet maker who spent winters working at ski resorts in Idaho. He is survived by his older brother David Press of New Hartford, CT, his twin brother Michael Press and his wife Laurie of Belchertown, MA, and his sister Diane Press-Skinner and her husband Samuel of North Canton, CT. Sparky is also survived by several nieces and nephews who will miss him dearly. His entire family would like to thank Wing Hospice for their loving care and kindness, during his time of need. In Lieu of flowers Sparky would like you to look up an old friend and have a drink on him, and to Barbara remember If your in the dark call the Spark.

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His family would like to invite family and friends to a Celebration of Sparky’s Life June 1, 2013 at their home in Belchertown, MA for more information please call 413-313-5951.


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Born: September 13, 1951
Died: May 18, 2013

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Trish posted on 1/1/15

I am so very sorry for the great loss you are having to deal with. Marlene was and still is a wonderful person. She will truly be missed by all who knew her....Rest in peace now Marlene


Kathie Northcott posted on 1/1/15

I had the honor and privilege of working with Marlene. Her work ethic was one of integrity and compassion for others. The greatest treasure we shared was our friendship and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Of all the accomplishments that she was most proud of was her son Trey and Marlene would beam with pride at the mention of his name. On a personal note. It was Marlene who comforted me September 11th, 2001 when our country changed forever. My husband was working in the Pentagon and Marlene with her wonderful kindness and gratitude made it a point at that moment to pray with me. I will never forget her unwaivering sense of commitment. You are with your Heavenly Father now Marlene. No more pain or sorrow - you have completed the ultimate promotion for a Believer.I know the Lord is saying Well Done Good and Faithful Servant All My Love Your Sister In Christ, Kathie


Joyce posted on 1/1/15

Marlene was my daugher-in-law for many years, and she will be truly missed. My memories of her will stay with me forever. She always had a sweet smile and a happy countenance about her. Among the things she'll be remembered most is that she was a wonderful, loving mother to my Grandson Traye, and was the very best cook ever. Marlene was always a worker and never a slacker, and always gave her shoulders to lean on. To her family, and especially to Traye, I offer my sincerest condolences and I know you will miss her. But rest assured, she has gone to meet the Lord and those of her family that has gone on before. Some Great Day you will meet again in Heaven. Marlene, you are gone but not forgotten!


Tara Bartley posted on 1/1/15

Marlene was like a mother to me. Most of my childhood memories include her and her loving heart. I have so many memories of the times I spent with her, and the conversations we had, the heartache we worked through, and the love we shared. She was there for me in many important parts of my life including teaching me to drive, spending time at the beach, boyfriends, family problems, and other memorable obstacles I was lucky to have her help getting over. I loved her like she was my mother, and I will never forget her. She was a wonderful caring person, and an amazing mom. I wish I could be there for my brother Traye, and to say my goodbyes to Marlene, but I cant make it, but my prayers are with her family and friends. She will always have a part in my heart.


Melissa White posted on 1/1/15

I have never met a person who is as inspiring as Marlene. She faced her own mortality with integrity, courage and faith. She worked when most of us would have taken a leave of absence. She smiled when others would have been devestated. Though she may have been hurting she worried not about herself but her son, her family and her friends. We will miss her.