Rochester NY: Passed peacefully on May 14, 2016, at age 73. She is predeceased by her parents William and Edwina Beecher. She is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Brian Leavy; her OAO (daughter), Erica Silloway; her wonderful grandchildren, Brian and Hana Silloway and by her brother, Michael Beecher as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
Marcia was a world traveler. She loved the ocean and the company of family and friends.
There are no services at this time. At a future date, there will be a memorial gathering in CT.
Donations may be made directly to The Advent House, 1010 Moseley Rd., Fairport, NY 14450 (www.theadventhouse.org)
To Erica, Brian, Hannah and Brian. Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. I was so glad I had the opportunity to know Marcia and spend some time with your family. I’m sending prayers and blessings. Please let me know if I can help in any way.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We are so very sorry for your loss.
Dave and Lynette Dube
Brian and Erica,
Jeff and I are sorry for your loss. Marcia was a very special and unique woman and she will be missed. Love, Jeff and Trice
Uncle Brian and Erica,
The world has lost a great woman!! I will cherish the memories I have of Aunt Marcia, especially our trip to see ‘Oliver Twist’ on stage. Her belly was so swollen with Erica Beth that she could barely get behind the wheel (the seat was pushed so close so she could reach the pedals!). She tried to get ME to drive but, I was only 12!
I share in your sadness and find joy in my reflection. I keep you, all, in my heart always.
Dear Brian and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May your wonderful memories hold deep in your heart.
Thinking of you
Terry and Charlie Athorn
Although I never had the pleasure of meeting her personally, I am positive she was a super lady and one that had a lot to offer to the world. My deepest condolences for such a great lost my friend, know that she, you and family are in my prayers through this difficult time.
Brian, Erica, Hannah and Brian,
My heartfelt sympathy for the loss of Marcia. She will leave a big void in all of our lives as we new and loved her.
I remember driving down Hartford ave. in Wethersfield and seeing a Coke delivery truck parked in the street in front of your house.
A very special lady will be missed by us all…
Dear Brian and Erica,
Receive my profound sympathies and prayers for the demise of your beloved Marcia, Brian and your dear mother, Erica.
I share the pain of your loss! I am so sorry. May it be a consolation to you that you are not alone in your grief.
I have a nice memory of Marcia, when my brother Richard and I met you on our trip to Ireland, Brian. Knowing you both was one of the beautiful gifts we received from that trip. Richard and I enjoyed our time together. I felt even closer to Marcia knowing that both of us were on the same boat because of lung cancer.
She was always in my thoughts and prayers. She did put up a good fight and you were so good and devoted to her and for her every need, Brian. God bless you! So good to know that she died peacefully.
Erica your mother shared with me during our trip about you and what you’ve been doing for her like having all kinds of herbs for her to take! In one of her cards she sent me last year she talked about the joy of having your children so close to her and your father. My condolences.
Brian, you’ve been so good to Marcia. She was blessed to have a loving husband and friend in you! My deepest condolences and prayers. The two of you reminded my brother Richard and me about our parents! And yesterday was our Mom’s 9th death anniversary. Richard in California and Cesar our brother in Canada both phoned me yesterday.
Right now I am shedding tears for the passing of Marcia, sharing your pain in your loss of her in this earthly life. But I know you she will always have her in your hearts.
My prayers for her eternal peace and joy with God and her parents . She won’t suffer anymore. To both you a great big hug and my prayers for your peace and comfort.
I will forward your email to Richard, Brian.
Take care and God bless!
REST IN PEACE, MARCIA! Be assured of my continued remembrance of you.
With love and prayers,
Sr. Teresita Perez, MM
Dear Brian & Erica and kids, my overseas family I met about 30 years ago. One of my best souvenirs as a teenager : 4 days in NY with Marcia sharing her passion and culture in the city she just loved. It is a loss for her relatives and all those who had the opportunity to discuss her views on the world regarding art, history, politics…
I am so glad we visited you with the kids in 2014 and that she came to Strasbourg the same year. Marcia will remain in our thoughts and our heart…With all our love from France,
Anne, Charlotte, Tom & Mathieu
although it wasn’t unexpected, claudia and i were saddened to read of marcia’s death.
we were happy to read that you and marcia were married 52 years! how wonderful that must have been.
as you try to adjust to life now know that you still have many friends in tanglewood that always enjoy your company and are there for you.
Dear Brian, Phil and I are saddened to hear of marcia’s passing. We are happy to have met you in Ireland. We had a great time in a great place. So happy to hear that you got to Italy before she got ill. More memories to keep in your heart. God makes people meet for a reason, and we are so happy to have met the two of you. Will keep her in my prayers tonight. May you find peace in your heart. Please keep in touch with us. Condolences to the family from us. Love from Phil and roe alongi
Brian and family,
We are so, so sorry to hear about Marcia – there are no words to express the true meaning of this loss to all of us. What we can mention are a few of the really good times we had together like the cruise we were all on, it was formal night and we had a demonstration of sabreing a bottle of champagne. Remember “James, James Bond”? In China when Dominic kept getting the Lazy Susan to stop in from of him with the “good” food and you couldn’t figure how that could always happen? One of the funniest ~ trying to avoid Ms. Google. We still hear Marcia laughing and that’s what we will remember. Brian, please know you are always welcome in our home and hope to see you soon.
We were fortunate to be able spend time getting to know Marcia the last several years. She was a wonderful and delightful lady. We loved spending time with her and will miss her beautiful smile and kind heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Ann and Aftab Jeddy
Dear Brian and Family,
My condolences to you all. I will keep you in my thoughts and well wishes.
Our condolence to you Brian and your family. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Joan and I are sorry to learn of your loss. Although we only met you both for such a short time on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon a few years ago we knew we had met and made a long lasting friendship with you both. We had such a happy day trekking the North Rim with you both and we recall quite a bit of leg pulling as we Brits are inclined to do.
You may recall our love of travel, like Marcia, and our mantra, ‘A stranger is a friend you haven’t met’.
Please be aware of our friendship and come visit or at least stay in touch.
Mike and Joan
To my Uncle Brian, cousins Erica, Brian & Hana,
What a wonderful individual the world has lost. She once commented to me that she did not think that she was good company. I so enjoyed the presence of her company and will truly miss all the good times we shared. She will forever be with me. She was not only my aunt but she was my friend. I would like to think that she is up in heaven planning her next trip with all my special angels up there. Thinking of you all and sending love and hugs.
Dear Brian and Family,
I want you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I can see Marcia running things in heaven. I’m glad that I was able to see the both of you a few years ago.