Margaret V. Leach of Kennett Square

Margaret V.  Leach, 98, of Kennett Square, died Friday, May 1, at Linden Hall, Kennett Square. She was the wife of Charles E. Leach who passed away in 2000 and with whom she shared 63 years of marriage.

Born in Chester Springs, she was the daughter of the late John H. and Mabel Smith Voorhees.

She attended Kennett High School and a Prep school in Connecticut before graduating from Goucher College in Baltimore, Md.

Mrs. Leach was the head Librarian at the Bayard Taylor Memorial Library in Kennett Square for 15 years, retiring in 1975.

She was very active in the Kennett community. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Kennett Square, where she served as an elder. She was also a member of the New Century Club, The American Red Cross, a member of the Union Hill Cemetery committee and local garden and book clubs.

She enjoyed playing bridge, reading, gardening, going to the beach, and spending time with her family. She wrote a history of Kennett Square and was very active in Kennett Square’s development.

She is survived by one daughter, Linda Aloisio of Kennett Square, two grandchildren, Jonathan Aloisio and Laura Olazagasti, one great-granddaughter and three great-grandsons.

The family would like to thank the staff at Linden Hall for the special care given to their Mother/Grandmother.

She was predeceased by one brother, John S. Voorhees.

Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 7, at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, 250 West State Street, Kennett Square (phone 610-444-4116). You may visit with her family and friends from 6:00 to 8:00 Wednesday evening, May 6, 2009, and again on Thursday morning from 10:00 to 11:00 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Union Hill Cemetery, Kennett Square.

In memory of Mrs. Leach, a contribution may be made to the Bayard Taylor Memorial Library, P.O. Box 730,  Kennett Square, PA 19348

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