Marcella A. Shepherd

Born: Fri., Sep. 28, 1934
Died: Sat., Dec. 22, 2012

Celebration of Life

11:00 AM Fri., Dec. 28, 2012

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NORTHBOROUGH- Marcella A. Shepherd, 78, was born in Worcester, MA, longtime resident of Carlisle, MA. More recently, resided in Northborough, where she died December 22, 2012 from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Beloved wife of Russell B. Shepherd. Loving mother of Maria Lee Shepherd-Preble and her husband David, Anna Lisa Seery and her husband Robert, Russell A. Shepherd and his wife Kimberly.  Devoted grandmother to Greg and Emily Seery, Alex and Erin Shepherd, and Matthew Preble. Daughter of William F. O’Brien and Lena (Mutti) O'Brien, sister to Eleanor Hunt, the late Maria Martin, and Elizabeth DeGrenier.

Graduate of Westborough High School in 1952 and Saint Vincent’s School of Nursing 1955. Retiree from Middlesex School of Concord, Director of Nursing Services. Passionate volunteer at the Gleason Public Library, American Red Cross, MCI Concord Outreach, Garden in the Woods. Active member of the Unitarian Church of Carlisle, the Bedford Chorale, and the First Religious Society Choir.  

Enjoyed the rural lifestyle of Carlisle, often seen biking around town, walking the many public trails, and cross country skiing.  Avid traveler and explorer of many new countries, cultures, and experiences. In recent years, wintered in Naples FL.    

Celebration of Life will be held Friday December 28, 2012 at 11AM in the First Religious Society, 27 School Street, Carlisle, MA. To honor Marcella’s memory, the family request that you wear purple. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Marcella’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472 or

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Meliessa Hennessy
   Posted Fri December 28, 2012
Dear Maria and family of Marcella,
Your mother shared her love of life with others and I'll be forever grateful to you Maria for sharing the week with me as we traveled with your Mom to Morocco...she was certainly adventurous. How wonderful that you have many fun and beautiful memories of times with her. May your memories stay with you always as the pain of losing her will be felt less over time.
With loving thoughts, your friend Meliessa

David S. Farrar
   Posted Tue January 01, 2013
Dear family of Marcella:
I am so very sorry for your loss which I just recently read about. None of you know me but I was a classmate of Marcella and was always thankful for that. i lost track of her and at times thought of her. It is a reminder of the shortness of life when one of your classmates passes on. I was reminded too, of my younger days when my Mom would blow her whistle to call me home and now I wait the whistle that is noted in the OT book of Zechariah 10:8 where the Lord says "I will whistle for them and gather them in----". May our Lord bless you all.

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