Spent Forty Year Career at The Cooper Insurance Agency, New Bedford
NEW BEDFORD – Marsha M. Hinkley, Age 74 years, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 8th, 2022.
Born in New Bedford in 1947, Marsha was the daughter of the late Gertrude (Craven) and Charles R. Hinkley. She grew up on Brownell St., where she would reside, in the family home, for the entirety of her life. Marsha graduated from New Bedford High School in 1965 and attended a small college in Boston afterward.
Marsha’s professional life was very important to her. She began working at Cooper Insurance Agency on Union Street in 1978. She loved her job and took pride in what she did. She would continue working at the Agency all the way until her retirement in 2018. She considered her colleagues and clients to be a very special part of her life.
Marsha loved the beach and was a lifelong member at Anthony’s Beach Association in Dartmouth, MA. Many wonderful memories were made there. Marsha spent much of her vacation time in Florida, visiting her brother, Peter, his wife Elaine and their three children, Jennifer, Liza and Jeffrey with whom she shared an incredibly close relationship.
She will be remembered as a loving, smart and classy woman who was treasured by her family and friends. Someone you could always count on and come to for sound advice. She will be forever loved and forever missed.
Marsha is survived by her life partner, Wayne Bentley of New Bedford. Her two brothers, Richard W. Hinkley of New Bedford and Peter C. Hinkley of Palm Bay, FL. Four beloved nieces and nephews, and many great nieces and great nephews. Lastly, her neighbors and friends on Brownell Street.
Her private arrangements were under the direction of the Wilson Chapel of New Bedford, MA.
Condolences may be shared with the family on the obituary page of their website: www.wilsonchapel.net
Source: Wilson Funeral Chapel website.