Marie Louise Lessard-Ingelfinger

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  • "Offering our sincere condolences. May the God of love..."
  • "God Bless you Dear sister Marie !"
    - Bill Lessard
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    - James & Liza Cagney
  • "Sincerest condolences."
    - Paul Peterson

BRIGHTON, Mass. - Marie Louise Lessard-Ingelfinger, passed away on Oct. 30, 2018, at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Mass. after a nearly 30-year battle with cancer. Her family called her the Energizer Bunny. She kept bouncing back after each bout of cancer. She never gave up and fought her battle to the end with strength and courage.Marie was born on Dec. 19, 1946, to Celina (Roy) and Morton Henry Lessard. After graduating from Mount Merici in Waterville, Marie began her medical technologist career at Elizabeth Ann Seton Hospital in Waterville. From there she moved to Boston and attended the Massachusetts College of Art where she obtained her BFA.She also attended Suffolk University in Boston to further her studies in the medical technology field. She took many continuing education courses at various hospital in Boston where she was later employed as a blood bank technologist. In 1996, Marie married Dr. Joseph Ingelfinger. They split their time between their home in Brighton and the Ingelfinger summer cottage in Ipswich, Mass. Marie and Joe enjoyed traveling, visiting many places in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. Marie was a talented artist. Her special niche was location art, capturing scenery and local views. One of her favorite spots was Monhegan Island, Maine. She would travel there each summer by herself and spend a week or two each year painting the scenery. Her art has been displayed in many art shows where she won many prizes for her work. Marie was predeceased by her parents, Celina and Morton; and her sister, Elizabeth Lowe. She is survived by her husband, Joseph, four younger brothers, John and Christine of Boca Raton, Fla., William and Gwen of New Bern, NC., Daniel and Susan of Biddeford, Maine, and Paul and Paula of Summerville, S.C. She is also survived by nine nieces and nephews; seven great-nieces and nephews; and many cousins and friends.  Funeral Mass in Our Lady Help of Christians Church 573 Washington St., Newton, Mass. on Friday Nov. 2, at 12 pm.  Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend.  Visiting starting in the church at 11 am. On Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. A Funeral Service will be held at 10 a.m. at Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm St., Waterville, Maine, burial will follow in St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, Grove Street, Waterville, Maine.  An online guestbook may be signed, memories and condolences shared at www.gallantfh.com.

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Published in Central Maine on Nov. 1, 2018