Obituaries

Lucille Leaf

Died: 2018-04-01
Resided in: Peabody & Middleton
Viewing type: Services at Brooksby Village Chapel
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Viewing date: 2018-04-22 1pm : Memorial
Service type: Memorial Service
Service date: 2018-04-22 1pm
Service location: Sunday, 4/22, 1:00p at the Brooksby Village Chapel with a small reception to follow.
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Lucille “Luci” Z. Leaf, 90, of Louisville, Kentucky passed away peacefully on March 31, 2018, at Brooksby Village in Peabody. She was the wife of the late Bernard August Leaf, daughter of the late Rudolph and Verda Zibart, sister to the late William Zibart, and beloved mother to William and his wife Sarah, and David and his wife Robin. Luci was born and raised in Louisville and was among the first of her family to attend college. She attended Indiana University and then earned her Master’s degree at the University of Louisville. She taught art in the Louisville school system for over 30 years and was an active member of the congregation at Springdale Presbyterian Church. After her husband passed away she moved to the Boston area to be closer to her sons and grandchildren, Bethany and Andrew. She continued making crafts and hand-made jewelry throughout her years in Boston and enjoyed making new friends at Brooksby Village. Luci’s positive attitude, gracious Southern manners, and keen sense of humor were her hallmark traits. She touched the lives of many through her teaching and will be missed by all who knew her.

We had the honor of meeting Luci & Bernard when we moved into Goose Creek in 1986 and became good friends from then. We still laugh about playing the card game "pass the trash". We spent a lot of time with her when she prepared to move to Peabody and in fact, bought a lot of furniture she didn't take with her and we treasure every piece. We also visited her and spent the night in the guest condo at Brooksby Village in 2010 and had a great time. We went to Legal Seafood to eat with her and had delicious fried clams and she always liked to tease Jim (who is from MA) every time she ate clams and was always telling him she was mailing him some but ate them before she got them in the mail. She made me a beautiful necklace and earrings which are very precious to me. Your Mom and Dad were very special people and will never be forgotten. You have our deepest sympathy and wish we could be there for the memorial service. Jean and Jim Winders

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