“A Beautiful,Gentle Soul”. “Kind”, “One of the Best”, “Sweetest”. “Nicest”. “Always had a smile on her face”. “Friend”. These are the words that so many have shared to describe Tammy Eldredge - Marks, since her unexpected passing on January 14, 2021, just one day shy of celebrating her 60th birthday. Tammy was making a great recovery from some recent health issues when Covid-19 took hold. She had recovered from Covid -19, but unfortunately the virus left lasting effects her body was unable to endure.
Though her current address read South Dennis, Tammy was always a Harwich girl! Tammy graduated Harwich High School in 1979 and went on to Cape Cod Community College. She was well known in the Harwich community, not only because she was an “Eldredge”, but from her time working at Angelo’s, local flower shops, waitressing at the Stewed Tomato and as an assistant at a local chiropractic office. Over the last ten years, Tammy turned her love of cooking into a business, preparing meals for clients, who truly, became her friends. Tammy was a lover of life, people and animals. She could win anyone over with her beautiful smile and kind heart (and perhaps a recipe she would share).
Tammy leaves behind the love of her life, her husband Douglas Marks. She was predeceased by her parents Roy and Claire Eldredge of Harwich, father-in-law Antone Marks, step mother-in-law Olive Marks, and her older brother Edwin Eldredge. In addition to Doug, those left behind to cherish the time we had with her include brothers Murf (Connie) Eldredge, Billy (Rose) Eldredge, Matthew (Cheryl) Eldredge, and sister Deborah Eldredge. Tammy is also survived by her mother-in-law, Nancy, brothers-in-law Steve (Debbie) Marks, Tom (Laura) Marks, David (Robin) Marks, step-children Kyle (Amanda), Trevor and Jessica (Kristen). Tammy was also the loving grandmother of 3, as well a loving Aunt to many nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind her two closest friends and confidantes who she considered sisters: Cheryl Jasinski and Laurel Johnson.
During Tammy’s recovery from Covid-19 she posted the following on her facebook page: “Wear your mask my friends. Covid needs to be taken seriously. This is not to be played with.” In her memory, please do what you can to help society to put the Covid-19 pandemic behind us. The family would like to thank the nursing and rehab staff at Liberty Commons in North Chatham, for the loving care and friendships made during Tammy’s stay. If one can “enjoy” a rehab stay, you all made her time at the facility more “enjoyable”.
A celebration of life will be planned for family and friends when it is safe to do so. Information will be shared at a later date.