Marlene F. (McLaughlin) Apprich, 79, of Boxford, MA, passed away on Friday, July 22nd with her family by her side, after a brief battle with brain cancer.
Mrs. Apprich was born March 9, 1937, the daughter of late Roy and Althea McLaughlin of Orrington, ME. She was predeceased by her son Robert J. Apprich II of Danville, NH. She graduated from Brewer High School, Class of '56 and lovingly served as class secretary until her death. She attended Westbrook College of Portland, ME and met her husband, Robert, in Daytona Beach, FL and married in 1958. She and Bob raised their children in Georgetown, MA.
Mrs. Apprich leaves her husband of 58 years, Robert J. Apprich of Boxford, MA; a daughter, Theresa Camacho, and her husband Edwin of Haverhill, MA; a daughter, Angela Kimball, and her husband Scott of Salisbury, MA; a daughter, Laurel Dimatteo, and her husband Dr. Peter of Duxbury, MA. She will also be sadly missed by her grandchildren, Shannon Dow, Molly and Nolan Kimball, Alexandra, Michael and Olivia Dimatteo, Edwin Camacho Jr. and Travis Apprich.
Mrs. Apprich will be remembered for her unending love and devotion to her husband, children and grandchildren; her dedication to God and her Catholic faith, her passion for gardening and traveling, her kind and generous spirit especially to those in need, and her always positive outlook. She spent much of her time helping with organizations such as American Field Services (AFS), St.Mary's Women's Club, People Helping People, Friends of Camp Dennison. She also taught CCD for several years at St. Mary's Church in Georgetown.
Family and friends were kindly invited to attend her Funeral Mass on Wednesday, July 27th at 10AM in St. Mary Church, Georgetown. Interment followed in Harmony Cemetery, Georgetown. Calling Hours were held on Tuesday from 4 to 7 in the Conte - Giamberardino Funeral Home, 14 Pleasant Street, Georgetown. For those who wish, Marlene may be remembered through donations to the American Cancer Society, 100 Elliott Way, Haverhill, MA 01830-2311 OR to Camp Denison, 84 Nelson Street, Georgetown, MA 01833.