Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

August 23, 2012

Marcia E. Epstein, 88

Haverhill — Marcia E. (McCutcheon) Epstein, 88, of Haverhill and formerly of Andover, passed away Friday, August 17, 2012 at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill.

She was born in Jamestown, NY on Aug. 20, 1923, daughter of the late William and Marie (Hoffner) McCutcheon. She met her husband while attending Syracuse University and they were married in Roslyn, Long Island. She was an exceptional wife, companion and confidant; a loving, inspirational mother; a creative, talented artist; yet always modest and gracious.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Martin Epstein of Haverhill, her children Brian Epstein of Santa Barbara, CA, Susan G. Epstein and her husband Manoj Shah of Branchburg, NJ, William D. Epstein and his wife Melissa of Wilmington, DE, Jana M. and her husband Jon Schwartz of Seattle, WA and Vicki J. and her husband Edward Gartland, III of Newton, MA, her sister Jean Maukonen of Oveido, FL, her brother Roger Williams of Petersham, Australia, three grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Service of Remembrance on Thursday morning, August 23, at 10:00 a.m. in the Andover Senior Center, 30 Whittier Ct., Andover, MA. In lieu of flowers contributions in her memory may be made to St. Joseph’s Indian School, 1301 North Main St., Chamberlain, SD 57325. Arrangements are by the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Haverhill & Bradford. Condolences to her family may be made at