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1920 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
LEACH, Mary M. (Kurz) 93, of Gorham House, Gorham, ME, formerly of Stoneham, MA passed away on Sun. Feb. 9, 2014 in Gorham after a period of declining health. Born in Medford, MA on Aug. 21, 1920, she was the only daughter of Robert Kurz and Margaret (Range) Kurz. She attended Medford schools and upon graduation from high school began work at Stone and Webster. She was very proud of her tenure at Stone and Webster in Boston and rose through the corporation to the position of Office Manager. In 1960 she married Ralph Leach who owned and operated a Gulf gasoline and repair facility in Stoneham for many years. Mary and Ralph built a home on Perkins St. in Stoneham and cherished the property working many hours in her garden and yard. She often spoke fondly of her neighborhood and the wonderful and attentive people who surrounded her until her recent move to Gorham, ME to be near her nephew David Kurz. Mary had a sharp wit and enjoyed engaging the nursing staff at Gorham House. She was a very active member of the First Congregational Church of Stoneham and enjoyed traveling in her retirement years with her many friends. Mary was predeceased by her beloved husband Ralph and her brothers Robert J. Kurz, Edward H. Kurz, Cecil C. Kurz and Russell W. Kurz. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. A private memorial service was held at the Puritan Lawn Cemetery in Peabody, MA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Marys memory be made to the First Congregational Church of Stoneham, 1 Church St, Stoneham, MA 02180.
Published in The Boston Globe on Mar. 23, 2014
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