Merz, Eleanor (Peck)
Of Lexington MA, formerly of Bedford and Weston, died peacefully at home on August 20, 2013, of lymphoma, at the age of 82. Born in New Jersey, she was Valedictorian at New Britain High School, CT, and then graduated from Brown University. She lived in France for a year while her husband, Spencer, served in the US Navy, before they eventually settled and raised three children in Weston MA. She obtained a M.S.W. degree from Boston University and worked in the Brookline Mental Health Clinic and then the Wayland and Andover schools. She lived happily for many years with Hal Scheibert who died earlier this year. A woman of tremendous creative energy, she produced an amazing number of paintings and quilts which she generously bestowed on those around her. With the support of the church community, she proudly organized a show at the First Parish in Bedford in October of last year, even though in declining health. She leaves behind her children, Robert Merz, of Pacific Palisades CA, Lauren Merz, of Waban MA, and Jonathan Merz, of Carlisle MA as well as nine grandchildren, Ben, Alexa, Caroline, Allison, Alissa, Jenny, Daniel, Charlie, and Jason, all of whom she adored. A service is planned for Saturday, October 5th at The First Parish in Bedford, 75 The Great Road, Bedford,MA, where memorial gifts may be made.