Obituary: Marjorie Zecher Lepore, 85

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STERLING, Mass. - Marjorie Zecher Lepore, 85, died peacefully in her home on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012.  Her husband Francis E. Lepore 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 13 grandchildren: John and Matthew Cogswell, James, Jenna, Kyle, Kevin and Katy Skagerlind, Nicholas, Carly and Paige Lepore and Gideon, Simon and Oliver Leek.

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. She was a member of St. Richard of Chichester Church in Sterling.


Marjorie was dearly beloved as a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a teacher, and a friend.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Marjorie’s family from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec.7, at Miles-Sterling Funeral and Tribute Center, 100 Worcester Road (Rte. 12), Sterling, followed by a procession to St. Richard of Chichester Church, 4 Bridge Street, Sterling, for a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery, Clinton Road (Rte. 62), Sterling.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Princeton Arts Society, PO Box 28, Princeton, MA 01541, or to the Sterling Senior Center, PO Box 243, Sterling, MA 01564.

To share a memory or offer a condolence visit www.milesfuneralhome.com

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