Eustis & Cornell Funeral Home

142 Elm Street, Marblehead, MA


Patricia Spicer Martel

April 1, 1937July 15, 2020

MARBLEHEAD - Patsy Spicer Martel of Marblehead, MA. passed away peacefully on July 15, 2020 after a brief illness, surrounded by her loving family. Patsy was born in Newport, R.I. in 1937 to the late Joanna and Henry Spicer. She is survived by her daughter, Joanna Spicer Marvin and her husband, James Marvin of Brookline, MA; her daughter, Marie Lawrence Martel and her wife, Erika Eberhart of Honolulu, HI. She is also survived by her loving granddaughter, Charlotte Marie Marvin. She was preceded in death by her partner, Eric H. Nyberg Jr. of Marblehead, MA, and her brother, Michael Spicer of Barrington, RI. Patsy leaves many loving friends and relatives in Newport, RI and Marblehead, MA. Due to COVID19, a Celebration of Patsy’s Life will be held in Marblehead, MA. at a later date. Private Interment will take place at St. Columba Catholic Cemetery in Middletown, R.I. Arrangements are under the care of Eustis & Cornell of Marblehead. To share a memory or leave condolences for the family please visit eustisandcornellfuneralhome.com.


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Linda (Shea) Hammer

July 22, 2020

So sorry to learn of Patsy's death . I attended and graduated from St. Catherine's in Newport with her ; she was the life of many gatherings . Many of us will long remember her rendition of "THE HORSE "! Her legacy may well be that she made so many laugh so often . With memories , prayers and sympathy , LINDA HAMMER

Katherine Carbone

July 21, 2020

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I met Pasty at the Newport Athletic Club where she came to my gentle yoga classes. She showed incredible dedication and commitment in coming to class when she was in Newport.
I had the honor to also meet with her for a few private sessions as well. And she was a delight, with a good sense of humor and a lovely smile.
At this difficult time, I pray that your good memories and love will bring some comfort for your grief.

Nutty Reeves

July 19, 2020

Patsy - one of the very first people we knew in Marblehead. You certainly made the light shine on the lives of the 6 New Zealanders living next door. You and Lillian (what a dog!) and Joanna and Marie - it was certainly our good fortune to have come into your life.
Rest well Patsy, have some laughs with Katy - you will be sorely missed.
Nutty Graeme James Catherine and Olivia

Kathy Loughlin

July 19, 2020

Patsy was one in a million. My Mom, Barbara Brown Loughlin, had such a long lasting relationship with your Mom. My siblings and I thoroughly enjoyed when Patsy would come to the Cape for a visit. We sometimes traveled to Newport and visited her there as well. There must be a festive gathering going on up there as these cousins reunite!
Thinking of you all,
Kathy Loughlin

Judy Janes

July 19, 2020

Grieving for my friend from the cradle. Judy

Lorraine ( Levitre) McLeish

July 18, 2020

Rest In Peace Pat. I graduated from St. Catherine Academy High School, Newport RI in 1954 with Pat. We voted Pat the wittiest in our class. She always wore a beautiful smile and she was so much fun. I do not think anyone will forget her rendition of “ The Horse by Percy Higgins “. She will never be forgotten

Eleanor Dubin

July 17, 2020

Marie and Joanne
So sorry to hear about your Mom.
She was without a doubt one of the most enjoyable, friendliest, and caring people I knew. I always loved running into her at the coffee shop . She loved life and was so proud of her family.
She will be missed by many!


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