Theresa Leinberry (Passini)

Theresa Leinberry (Passini)

Theresa Lynn Leinberry (Passini), 45, of Marblehead Mass., died Jan. 7, 2016, after a courageous six-year battle with cancer. She was born in Spring Valley.

Visiting hours will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday in Eustis and Cornell Funeral Home, 142 Elm St., Marblehead. All are welcome.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Old North Church, Marblehead. Burial to follow at Waterside Cemetery, Marblehead.

Theresa graduated from Putnam County High School and Bradley University. She was a devoted, passionate and loving mother who was overzealous about life, the outdoors, being by the ocean and watching her girls grow. She always lit up a room with her smile and her infectious positive disposition. She had a deep passion for health, wellness and organic cooking and hoped to one day write a book to share her knowledge with the world. Her commitment to wellness impacted many close friends in the community.

Theresa is survived by her husband, David Leinberry of Marblehead; two daughters Madelyn and Sierra; parents Bob and Marsha (Johnson) Passini of La Salle; one brother, Brian Passini of Chicago; one sisters Becky (Tom) Bluett of St. Charles; numerous nephews and a niece.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Madelyn and Sierra’s college fund. Checks can be made payable to: Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC and forwarded to the family (12 Hawthorn Road, Marblehead, MA 01945) for deposit into the fund.

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