SPARKILL, N.Y. — Marjorie Bentley, 94, of Sparkill, died Monday, Oct. 10.
She was born Dec. 19, 1921, in Gladstone on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, the daughter of Laura Fulsher and Theodore Fulsher.
She graduated from Escanaba High School in 1939 and received a commercial degree from Ferris State College in 1941.
She entered the World War II work force calibrating engines for Hewlitt Packard in Detroit before marrying Walter C. Bentley her husband of 59 years in 1943.
They moved to Pearl River in 1955 and resided there for 54 years. She volunteered her time in many ways, including as a Scout den mother, Girl Scouts leader and president of the St. Margaret School Auxiliary.
When she returned to the work force, she was employed as a customer service represemtative for Lehn and Fink in Montvale, retiring in 1987.
Bentley loved to play bingo and cards with her good friends. After retirement, she enjoyed traveling with her husband, from the Amazon to Russia.
She moved to Dowling Gardens in Sparkill in 2010.
She is survived by her children, Michael (Roberta), Stephen (Susan), Walter (Patricia) and Nancy (Edward) Barsa; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Margaret R. C. Church, 115 W. Central Ave., Pearl River. Burial will follow at St. Anthony’s Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Wyman-Fisher Funeral Home Inc., 100 Franklin Ave., Pearl River.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill, 175 Route 340, Sparkill, NY 10976.
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