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Patricia Ann (Horochena) Vail

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Age 63, of Lexington, MA, died on Feb. 26, 2007, in Elmhurst, IL, after a long fight with melanoma. She was preceded in death by her husband H. Leroy Vail, a Professor of African History at Harvard University. She is survived by her daughter Sharon Mulenga of Lexington, her mother Christina Snider, her sister Sheila Gibbins both of Elmhurst, IL, & her brother Alex Horochena of Kenosha, WI, She was born in Birkenhead, England, and grew up in Kenosha, WI. She graduated with a Masters Degree in Mathematics from the University of WI, Madison and a Masters Degree in Systems Engineering from The University of VA, in Charlottesville. She lived in Malawi & Zambia, Africa as well as London, England, before returning to the US & settling in the Lexington & Concord area of MA. She was employed by Readers Digest, Alpha Tech, Polaroid & most recently Digimarc in the Systems Engineering & Management fields. Funeral Service Friday, March 2, in the Farrar Chapel of the Dee Funeral Home, 27 Bedford St., CONCORD CENTER, at 10 a.m. Interment Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord. Visiting hours Thursday, March 1, from 7-8:30 p.m. Contributions in her memory may be made to Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115-5597 or donate a book to your local library in her memory. For directions & guest book visit www.deefuneralhome.com Dee Funeral Home Concord, MA 978-369-2030 Family owned since 1868
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