April 26, 2005: Headlines: Obituaries: COS - Sierra Leone: Patriot Ledger Quincy, Ma: Sierra Leone RPCV Mary Lapham Kilroy dies in Massachusetts

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Sierra Leone RPCV Mary Lapham Kilroy dies in Massachusetts

Sierra Leone RPCV  Mary Lapham Kilroy dies in Massachusetts

Sierra Leone RPCV Mary Lapham Kilroy dies in Massachusetts

Mary Lapham Kilroy, artist, Peace Corps and Hospice volunteer
Apr 26, 2005 - Patriot Ledger Quincy, Ma
MARSHFIELD - Mary (Lapham) Kilroy, 74, of Marshfield, an artist, died at home Friday of cancer.

Mrs. Kilroy was an abstract painter and was active in the local art community. She was involved in the early hospice movement and was a hospice volunteer in Massachusetts and in the Florida Keys. She was also involved with the care of young women with HIV. She was a Peace Corps volunteer for two years in Sierra Leone, West Africa, and for many years was an American Literacy Volunteer in Massachusetts and Key West.

Born in Brookline, she lived in Marshfield for 40 years and spent winters in Key West. She attended The Winsor School, Miss Porters School and Bennington College. Mrs. Kilroy was an avid sailor and expert skier. She also enjoyed swimming, yoga and tennis.

She was married to H. Richardson Shepley from 1950 until his death in 1959.

She is survived by her husband, James Kilroy; two daughters, Julia Shepley of Brookline and Katheryn Kilroy of Key West; a son, Christopher Kilroy of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a brother, Henry Lapham of Manchester; a sister Virginia Pescosolido of Hamilton; three grandchildren; two cousins and 39 nieces and nephews.

A gathering to celebrate her life will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday at her home.

Arrangements were made by Cremation Society of Massachusetts, Quincy.

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Story Source: Patriot Ledger Quincy, Ma

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