North Andover — Marcia Jean (Uebbing) Brown, age 67, died unexpectedly on Thursday, September 27. The daughter of Dorothy (Perry) and Albert Uebbing, she was born in Chicago on October 29, 1944. She was a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist and graduated valedictorian of Maria High School in 1962. She received an academic scholarship to Mundelein College and graduated salutatorian in 1966. She went on to earn her master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Illinois at Champaign in 1967. Later, she returned to the University of Illinois at Champaign to earn a master’s degree in computer science in 1982.
Married to Terrence J. Brown on August 26, 1967, she worked as a college instructor and computer scientist, at Digital Equipment Corporation. In 1984, she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, which forced her to retire shortly thereafter. Despite the growing difficulties of her disease, Marcia continued to attend church weekly.
She was an avid tennis fan and converted from a White Sox fan to a Red Sox fan after moving to Massachusetts. She enjoyed spending time watching her grandchildren play.
She is survived by her husband, Terry; daughter, Lizetta Fennessy and her husband James of North Andover; son, Michael of North Andover; and daughter, Christine Albert and her husband Brian of Pittsburgh; grandchildren, Meghan, Erin and Laura Fennessy, and Casey, Gavin and Liam Albert; along with five siblings, John and wife Roberta Uebbing of Palo Alto, Calif., Sr. Mary Ann Uebbing, CSC, of South Bend, Ind., Christine O'Hare of Fairfax, Va., Jane and husband Dinh Huynh of Inverness, Ill.; and Thomas and wife Marian Uebbing of South Bend, Ind.; sister-in-law, Sharon Alan of Glendale, CA and many nieces, nephews and cousins. The family would like to thank the staff of Wingate at Andover for their loving care of Marcia.
ARRANGEMENTS: Friends and family are respectfully invited to call on Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Burke-Magliozzi Funeral Home, 390 North Main Street, Andover. A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick Church, Lawrence on Friday, October 5 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Marcia’s name to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. For additional information, please visit, www.burkemagliozzi.com.