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Marjorie F. (Liberatore) Valera

January 7, 1928 — February 7, 2021

VALERA – Due to Covid -19 health and safety guidelines, there will be no service at this time. A Celebration of Marjorie’s Life will be held at a later date and when health and safety guidelines permit. Our family thanks everyone for your tremendous outpour of support. A Private burial will be conducted by Brandon Funeral Home, Fitchburg. In lieu of flowers, donations in memoriam in Marjorie F. Valera’s name may be made to the following organizations: St. Jude’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, Tn 38105 or online, Special Olympics of Massachusetts 512 Forest Street Marlborough, Ma 01752 online

Born in 1928, Marjorie Frances Liberatore of Leominster, passed away at UMass Health Alliance Leominster on Sunday, February 7, 2021 at the graceful age of 93. Widowed to Charles Joseph Valera, who passed away in 1986 at the young age of 57. They were married for 33 years.

Marjorie was born in Leominster, the first daughter of three to the late Frank W. & Marjorie G. (Gagne) Liberatore, living most of her life in Fitchburg. She attended Hosmer School on the South Side of Fitchburg, Nolan School and later Fitchburg High School, graduating class of 1946. As a young adult Marjorie worked for Foster Grant Sunglass Company which was located in Leominster where the Water Tower Plaza stands today. For over 40 years Marjorie was employed at Foster Grant, starting as a teenager in the factory which advanced her career into an office position. By the time retirement came around, Marjorie had achieved the title of Senior Accounts Receivable. She also played a key role with several of her office colleagues in the transference of all manual accounting conversion practices to computer based operations which in the mid 1970’s, revolutionized the efficiency of the accounting department at Foster Grant. She was also a member of the 25 year club at Foster Grant.

Marjorie enjoyed playing basketball in her youth and during her employment years, became a member of the Foster Grant Women’s Basketball team. Before and after her retirement, she spent much of her time with classmates, hosting many of the Class of 1946 Alumni Committee meetings. Marjorie also loved playing the lottery with much success, making it her mission when out and about to get her scratcher cards before heading home for the day. She was blessed with many small winnings but one in particular was a wonderful trip to Aruba. She GLOWED like a Christmas tree each time she would tell her story of winning.

Spending time with family meant splitting her time between her 3 children, 2 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and her two sisters. When the harshness of winter set in, she would spend several weeks in Florida with her son, his wife and two granddaughters.

She was a great cook and was noted for her famous Chicken Soup, Italian Meatballs, Calzone and Lasagna, making enough to feed an army and always sharing with family and friends.

Marjorie was a devout catholic having a very strong faith in God and was a parishioner of St. Anthony de Padua Catholic Church in Fitchburg.

She is survived by her son, Dennis C.J., along with his wife Reatha Valera of Port Charlotte Florida, granddaughter, Sheri, her husband Raymond Treadwell, their children/great-granddaughters Carina and Ruth of Tallahassee, Florida, granddaughter Lauren her husband James Sheppard, their children/great-grandsons Russell and Levi of Durham, North Carolina, daughter, Sheila M., along with her husband Carlos Garcia of Leominster, son, Mark S., along with his husband, Jon Cain of San Francisco, CA; her sisters Anna (Liberatore) Lagoy of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina along with several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, her sister Patricia M. (Liberatore), along with her husband Ronald K. Leger of Fitchburg, niece, Kendra (Ledger) along with her husband Niel Albero, their sons/ grandnephews Luke, Tyler and Ryan of Templeton, niece Kerri Leger of Fitchburg; along with the entire Mammone, DiRusso families, Marjorie will be greatly missed.

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