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Marie Louise Lessard-Ingelfinger

December 19, 1946 ~ October 30, 2018 (age 71)
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Passed away on October 30, 2018 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston after a nearly 30-year battle with cancer. Her family called her the Energizer Bunny. She kept bouncing back after each bout of cancer. She never gave up and fought her battle to the end with strength and courage.


Marie was born on December 19, 1946 to Celina (Roy) and Morton Henry Lessard. After graduating from Mount Merici in Waterville, Marie began her medical technologist career at Elizabeth Ann Seton Hospital in Waterville. From there she moved to Boston and attended the Massachusetts College of Art where she obtained her BFA. She also attended Suffolk University in Boston to further her studies in the medical technology field. She took many continuing education courses at various hospital in Boston where she was later employed as a blood bank technologist.


In 1996, Marie married Dr. Joseph Ingelfinger. They split their time between their home in Brighton and the Ingelfinger summer cottage in Ipswich, MA. Marie and Joe enjoyed traveling, visiting many places in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. Marie was a talented artist. Her special niche was location art, capturing scenery and local views. One of her favorite spots was Monhegan Island, Maine. She would travel there each summer by herself and spend a week or two each year painting the scenery. Her art has been displayed in many art shows where she won many prizes for her work.


Marie was predeceased by her parents, Celina and Morton, and her sister, Elizabeth Lowe. She is survived by her husband, Joseph, four younger brothers, John & Christine of Boca Raton, FL., William & Gwen of New Bern, NC., Daniel & Susan of Biddeford, ME., and Paul & Paula of Summerville, SC. She is also survived by nine nieces and nephews, seven great nieces and nephews and many cousins and friends.  


Funeral Mass in Our Lady Help of Christians Church 573 Washington Street Newton on Friday November 2nd at 12 pm.  Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend.  Visiting starting in the church at 11am.  Interment will be on Saturday November 3rd at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery Waterville, ME at 11am. 


In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Marie may be made to Our Lady Help of Christians Church 573 Washington Street Newton, MA 02458. 

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