Obituary of Denise M. Littlefield

Denise Littlefield

Denise Marie Littlefield, 63, of Sheffield, Massachusetts passed into eternity on Monday November 9, 2020 at Fairview Commons Nursing Home in Great Barrington. Denise was born in San Pablo, California on September 28, 1957, as the daughter of William and Donna (Strahan) Depew. She worked for many years as the Seafood manager at Shaw’s Supermarket in Dover, NH and after moving to Massachusetts, as a deli and seafood clerk at Big Y in Great Barrington. Denise is survived by her two daughters, Kali Dash and son-in law, Troy Dash and Danielle Bragdon and son-in –law, James Bragdon, her mother, Donna (Strahan) Depew, her siblings, Kelly Depew Mc Cord, and Daniel Depew, and her two grandchildren, Elissa Sloan Bragdon and Darcy Dash.

Denise lead a life for Christ, if you knew her, you know she spoke of almost nothing else. She leaves a legacy of faith in her daughters, Kali and Danielle, as well as many spiritual children that she ministered to and discipled for years.  A word that is commonly used to describe her is exuberant, she didn’t hold back in life, and fully embraced her larger than life personality. You could never forget meeting her or knowing her, she was truly one of a kind.

She was married for 28 years to Brad Littlefield, spending the better part of those years in Maine, pouring her life into raising two daughters. Her family will remember her silly antics, as a mother she strived to make life fun and create long lasting memories. We fondly remember marshmallow fights, bear hunts, game nights, her many recipes, and her singing. She would fill the room with song no matter where she went, and was always humming some tune or another.

She spent the last 10 years of her life in the Berkshires of Massachusetts, eventually meeting her companion, Jim, who cared for Denise and loved her well, even on the most trying and difficult days of her illness. We are grateful for the life she lived, but we know the life she now lives is eternal, free of suffering and sorrow, and she is dancing, singing and worshipping her Jesus, whom she loved well. She greatly looked forward to seeing Him face to face, and being ushered into eternity with the words “Well done, good and faithful servant”

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5 Responses to Obituary of Denise M. Littlefield

  1. I am so heartbroken to read of Denise’s passing . I worked with her at Big Y , what a beautiful & caring lady she was! I was fighting cancer too, she blessed & prayed for me every time we’d meet up. I always went to the seafood department on break to see
    how she was feeling. My Sincere Condolences’ to all of Denise’s family & friends. I will remember her always. Rest in Peace, Painfree Denise , Love, Sharen

  2. Prayers to your whole family as you grieve this loss. She will be missed. I will never forget her bravery as she stood in front of New Covenant Baptist Church on numerous occasions and sung a cappella to her Lord. She truly lived her faith. Blessings: Alvin

  3. We are very sorry to hear about Denise. We met her a few years ago when she visited Sheffield Chapel. Every time we saw her at Big Y and around town she always had an encouraging word to share, even when she was sick. We were blessed by her and we pray for God’s comfort to surround your family.

  4. Sending my deepest condolences and prayers to family of Denise Littlefield…. I worked with her at Big Y and she was a wonderful person and I will truly miss her…..

  5. I knew Denise as Jim’s son in law and she sure knew how to make a person feel welcome and loved. Her devotion to others and her love of life was evident in the first few moments when I first met her. I will hold the memories of spending time with her in my heart.

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