Marsy is a retired English teacher, teaching 10 years at the high school level in Algonac before moving to Charlevoix in 1980. The remainder of her teaching career was at the middle school level at St. Francis Xavier in Petoskey for 20 years before retiring. She has three boys and two granddaughters. She does some tutoring but her passion has become quilting. She operates a long arm quilting business, is involved in her own recovery and a member of the Charlevoix Alano Club board of directors.