GARDNER - Deborah Ann Lepkowski, 57, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at Marshwood Center rehab facility in Lewiston, Maine on July 27, 2018.
Born in Gardner on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 1960, she graduated from Gardner High School and earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Springfield College. Following graduation, Deb taught high school biology, chemistry, and math at Murdock High School in Winchendon and Morse High School in Maine and received major awards in teaching. She brought joy and enthusiasm to her students while sharing her knowledge with them.
During the last few years, she brought that joy in caring for the elderly and animals. Deb enjoyed sharing her love of cooking, gardening, fishing and holiday celebrations—especially Christmas and Halloween—with family and friends.
She is survived by her parents, Edward and Helen Lepkowski of Gardner, and her sister and brother-in-law, Elizabeth and Alan Johnson and dear extended family members.
A memorial mass will be held Monday, August 20, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. in Holy Spirit Churh, 50 Lovewell St., Gardner. Burial will be private at a later date.
In lieu of flowers to honor her memory, donations may be made to Springfield College Office of Development 263 Alden St. Springfield, Ma 01109 or the Coastal Maine Humane Society, 20 Range Rd, Brunswick, ME 04011.
To send an online condolence please visit www.mackfamilyfh.com.
Mack Family Funeral Homes - Lamoureux-Smith & Poliks Chapel 105 Central St., Gardner is assisting with arrangements.