Marsha Marable
Marsha Marable
Marsha Marable
Marsha Marable

Obituary of Marsha Mae (Pinn) Marable

Marsha Pinn Marable transitioned to her heavenly home on October 20, 2023. She was born September 6, 1940, in Stamford, Connecticut, to the late Edmund S. Pinn and Gladys Lewis Pinn. She lived in Stamford until moving to Lacey, Washington, in 2022.


Marsha attended Stamford public schools. After graduation, she enrolled in the School of Fashion Design in New York City but soon changed direction and began a career with SNET.


Marsha fell in love and married Charles E. Marable, who came with a family of seven children, whom she took on and loved as her own. In spite of managing life with Multiple Sclerosis, the disease did not stop her from living a very full life. Nor did it stop her from smiling and always laughing about something.


As a young woman, she traveled the world with her friends and family, bringing back lots of stories and photographs. Marsha was passionate about cooking and baking, always honing her craft by visiting different eateries, taking Wilton cake decorating classes, reading cooking material, and watching cooking shows for inspiration. Although she didn’t play sports, for many years she accompanied her husband to his tennis matches, bringing delicious foods and treats. She was even offered the opportunity to sell her fried chicken recipe to a Chinese restaurant in Stamford; she declined. Marsha was always creating with her hands, doing pottery, knitting and sewing; however, she was most fond of crocheting. She also loved creating her famous quilts, which we were all fortunate to receive up until 2022. Marsha also enjoyed going to Broadway plays, taking bus trips to Pennsylvania’s Amish Country, seeing a show at Sight and Sound, and taking her children to see the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall (a staple). She was most famous for sending out cards to family and friends for birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays.    


After 30 years of service, Marsha retired from SNET in 1990. She was a longtime and faithful member of Bethel A.M.E. Church, and member of the Lay Organization for many years, holding various positions. She volunteered for many different organizations in Stamford, including treasurer for Stamford High School Class of ‘58 reunion, calling weekly bingo for the Senior Center, weekly feeding the homeless at St. Mary’s Church and St. Luke’s Church, and the FISH organization for 33 years. There were many more. Marsha would also pick up a few “seniors” around the holidays and drive them around to see some Christmas decorations. But her most rewarding service was being the treasurer for over 50 years for the “Exclusive Six Social Organization,” which consisted of six very close family members.


In spite of her busy life, Marsha loved her family and friends dearly, always doting on her beloved niece and nephews and children. No matter where they moved, she always remained in close contact. Her memory will be honored by her sister, Phyllis Pinn Robinson (Ted) of Texas; niece, Yvette Pinn of Washington; nephews, Lance Johnson (Sun) and Tedd Robinson of Texas. She also is lovingly remembered by her children, Melissa Dancy (Earl) of Texas, Sonja Marable-Gary (Charles), and Jonathan of Connecticut; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Also surviving are cousins, David Pinn (Marilyn) of New York; Darryl Pinn of Texas; Cheryl Upchurch (Don) of North Carolina; Kevin Clark (Robin) of Florida; Coleman Clark, Yvonne McGregor (Eric), Sandra Hunter and Nedra Wilson, all of Connecticut; and a host of other family and friends.


In addition to her parents and stepmother, Ruth Pinn, Marsha was predeceased by her husband, Charles E. Marable; sister, Sharon Jones, and brother-in-law, Eddie; her children, Charles, Mark, Quinn Marable, and Leigh Sellers; and great-grandson, Tyrell Brady.


Services will be held Saturday, May 11, 2024, 11:00 a.m. at Bethel AME Church, 150 Fairfield Ave., Stamford, CT 06902.


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