Genevieve G. (Goepfert) Lacey

August 9, 1929 ~ June 8, 2020 (age 90)


Genevieve G. (Goepfert) Lacey, 90, died Monday June 8, 2020 following a lengthy illness. Born in Malden, she was the daughter of the late Joseph & Berthe (Henzi) Goepfert, and the beloved wife of the late Neil F. Lacey, Jr.

Genevieve was raised and educated in Needham, and proudly earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Boston University in Mathematics. She taught elementary school for a few years and worked at MIT Lincoln Labs as a mathematician until she married and began to raise her family.  Later in life she was the Director of Religious Education at St. George Parish.

Genevieve is survived by her children, Neil F. Lacey, III of Ayer, Chris Lacey & his wife Jes Sturges of Ripton, VT, Beth Lacey & her husband Millard Rose of Boston and Maine, and Daniel Lacey & his wife Amanda of Holliston, her grandchildren, Gordon, Yibekal, Yared, Rachel, Emily, Meg, Charlotte, and Sarah. Besides her husband Neil, Genevieve was predeceased by her sister Andy, and her daughter in law Julie Lacey.

Due to the current health regulations, family and friends will honor and remember Genevieve’s life by celebrating her Funeral Mass and interment privately.

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