Marie Tegeler, of Weymouth and Hingham Massachusetts died on Tuesday, March 30, 2021.
Born in Brooklyn, NY on October 28, 1928 (daughter of William and Dorothee Delventhal), Marie grew up in Brooklyn Heights with her parents, also lived part time with her grandparents in Hollis, Queens, and spent summers with her sisters in Glen Cove, Long Island during the polio years. She married Dean Tegeler, who was interning as an assistant minister at her church, in 1954, and they celebrated their 63rd anniversary before he passed away in 2017.
Marie received her degrees from Hunter College (BA ‘51) and Wheelock (M.Ed ‘75). She taught in the Weymouth Public Schools, and served as school principal in Weymouth (Johnson Elementary School) and Weston (Country Elementary school) before retiring in 1994. Marie also served as a Pastor’s wife at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (Columbia, South Carolina), St. John’s Lutheran (South Weymouth), where she and her husband were active in social causes during the 1960s, and later, Christ Lutheran Church in Scituate.
Marie was an artist, beginning with a devotion to fabric arts (then called “creative stitchery”) in the 1960s and 70s, when she also organized the annual contemporary art shows in the halls of St. John’s church during Lent. In 1968, Marie and her husband moved into and beautifully restored an antique 1790s cape in Weymouth Heights. Her artwork later evolved into a passion for pastels and printmaking after her retirement, and she was an active member of the South Shore Art Center in Cohasset.
Marie is survived by her sisters Emilie and Dorothee, children Philip and his wife Anne Goldstein, Christine and her husband David Beneman, and David and his wife Nancy; nine grandchildren - Dorothy and husband Alec, Nathan, Sara, Lisa, Katy and husband Basim, Caroline, Andrew, and Jane; and one great-grandchild, Mira. Marie was a devoted grandmother and kept up to date on everyone’s activities and adventures. She also leaves behind an amazing book collection!
In lieu of flowers the family asks that you send donations in Marie’s name to:
South Shore Arts Center, 119 Ripley Rd, Cohasset, MA 02025.
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