The Princeton Arts Society wishes to express its deep sympathy to the family of PAS member Marjorie Lepore, who died peacefully in her home on Wednesday, December 5, 2012. She was eighty-five.
Here is the text of the obituary that went out to local newspapers:
Born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island in 1927, the daughter of Rudolph Zecher and Mabel Jameson Zecher, Marjorie grew up in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. She graduated from Shrewsbury High School in 1945. She studied art at the College of New Rochelle, graduating in 1949. She married Francis E.
Lepore, of West Boylston, in 1956 and enjoyed a long, tender, and loving marriage. She was an art teacher in the West Boylston schools for many years, and later a writer for the West Boylston Banner.
A talented, prolific and passionate artist, she painted portraits all of her life, attending a painting workshop in Princeton up until her death.
Her husband Frank died earlier this year. She is survived by her sister, Eleanor Decker, of St. Petersburg, Florida; four children, Anne Cogswell and her husband John Cogswell, Joan Skagerlind and her husband Gary Skagerlind, Jack Lepore and his wife Janet Lepore, all of Holden, and Dr. Jill Lepore and her husband Timothy Leek, of Cambridge; several nieces and nephews; and thirteen grandchildren: John and Matthew Cogswell; James, Jenna, Kyle, Kevin, and Katy Skagerlind; Nicholas, Carly, and Paige Lepore; and Gideon, Simon, and Oliver Leek.
She was dearly beloved as a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a teacher, and a friend.
Calling hours will be held Friday, December 7, from 9-10:30 a.m. at Miles Funeral Home, Sterling, followed by a Mass, celebrated at 11:00
a.m. at St. Richard¹s Church, Sterling.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Princeton Arts Society, PO Box 28, Massachusetts 01541, or to the Sterling Senior Center, PO Box 243, Sterling, MA 01564.