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Marcia Larson Street (Marcy), devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and sister, died on February 4, 2023. She was 88.
Marcy is survived by her children, Jennifer Lynne Street (Kyle Erlandsen) of Newton, MA; Richard Larson Street (Mara) of Sandy Hook, CT; grandsons Erik, Alex and Jack Street, Anders and Lockwood Erlandsen; brothers A. William Larson (Judy) of Hingham, MA and Ronald W. Larson (Mary Lou) of Northbrook, IL; and sister-in-law Virginia Street Hanson (Roger) of Hyde Park, NY. She was predeceased by her husband, Lockwood Dexter Street and son, William Lockwood Street.
Marcy was born on December 14, 1934, in New York City, the daughter of Arthur William Larson and Emma Lofstrom Larson. She graduated from Scotch Plains High School in Scotch Plains, NJ in 1953 and enrolled at Syracuse University. She was the first person in her family to graduate from college. Marcy majored in speech and drama and was an active member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority. The close friendships she made at Syracuse lasted her entire life. After college, she began a teaching career, pausing briefly to work as a stewardess for United Airlines. Marcy left the airline in 1961 when she married Dexter Street.
Dexter and Marcy began their life together in Long Island, NY before moving to Ridgefield, Connecticut in 1964 to raise their family. Marcy was very active in the Ridgefield community, participating in her children’s schools, her church, and directing plays for community theatre. She and Dexter were founding members of the Ridgefield Workshop for Performing Arts. In 1974, she founded a children’s theatre, The Popcorn Players, training many of Ridgefield’s aspiring young actors. Marcy returned to the classroom as a teacher in 1977, while also earning a Master’s in Psychology from Fairfield University and a Master’s in Administration from Southern Connecticut University. She became a guidance counselor at East Ridge Middle School in Ridgefield and after several years, became an assistant principal and interim principal. Other roles during her 23-year span as a school administrator included heading the Special Education Department at Ridgefield High School and serving as assistant superintendent of the Ridgefield Public School system.
Marcy’s favorite place, always, was on a beach. She spent a lifetime of summers in Shore Acres, NJ on Barnegat Bay. After her retirement, she served as Commodore of the Shore Acres Yacht Club and often entertained in her summer home on the Bay. In her later years, she enjoyed winters on the Gulf Coast of Florida in Longboat Key. Marcy was an avid cook and leaned heavily into her Swedish heritage, preparing a Christmas Eve Jul Smorgasbord, often months in the making. She studied Swedish, loved to read, to travel, and to both nurture and counsel her many friends and family.
Marcy was very close to and immensely proud of her three children, their spouses, and her five grandsons. In 2006, Marcy and Dexter moved to Scituate, MA where they made many new friends and loved to have their grandchildren visit. In 2017, they moved to Linden Ponds retirement community in Hingham, where Marcy continued to live and enjoy activities.
A celebration of Marcy’s life will be held on Friday, March 10 at Noon at the House of Prayer Lutheran Church, 916 Main Street, Hingham, MA 02043. All are invited to greet Marcy’s family during a reception in the church fellowship hall immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Marcy’s memory may be made to the House of Prayer Lutheran Church in Hingham or the Shore Acres Yacht Club Junior Sailing Program: SAYC, PO Box 4337, Brick, NJ 08723.