The following is from the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home.
Marjorie A. “Marge” (Brown) Kelleher, a Malden resident for over 60 years, passed away after a lengthy illness on Friday, May 2, 2014. Marge was 78.
Born in Everett on June 1, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Inez (Mitchell) Liddell. She also became a stepdaughter of the late Eugene Brown. Marge was a graduate of Malden High School. She worked various jobs: an assembler on a factory line and a retail sales associate, as well as an administrative assistant.
Through all Marge’s various employments, her true life’s work was caring for her family. She was married in Malden at Sacred Hearts Church to her sweetheart, John P. Kelleher Sr. The couple settled into their Malden home where she and “Jack” raised and nurtured their five children. After the passing of her beloved husband, Marge remained in her Malden home. She was an avid reader. Marge also became an ardent Red Sox and Patriots fan. Without question, Marge’s true passion was spending time with her family. She had a great sense of humor and could find the lighter side of almost any situation.
Marge is survived by her children: Terry LeBlanc of Malden, Barbara Johnson of Brockton, Fr. John Kelleher of Seekonk, Kathy Figliuolo of Canton, Michigan, and Dan Kelleher of Clermont, Florida; her grandchildren: Jennifer Kovatch, John LeBlanc IV, Julie LeBlanc, Lauren Banks, Ryan Johnson, Caitlin Johnson, Melissa Figliuolo, Laura Figliuolo, Rachel Kelleher, Colleen Kelleher and Danny Kelleher; her great-grandchildren: Scarlett and Deirdre Kovatch; and her sister, Barbara Conway of Burlington.
In addition to her parents, stepfather and husband, Marge was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Katie Figliuolo, and her brother, Kenneth Liddell.
A memorial visitation will be held in the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, 144 Salem St., Malden, on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 from 9-10 a.m. A mass of Christian burial will take place in Sacred Hearts Church, 297 Main St., Malden, at 10:30 a.m.