Marcia Green Oyer

Marcia Green Oyer Of Reading, MA. Passed away peacefully on August 23, 2013, age 68, after many years of struggle with serious health issues, culminating in acute leukemia. Raised in Reading, MA by late parents Kenneth and Frances Green. Beloved mother of Benjamin and wife of David Oyer, both of Reading. She touched many lives and will be missed by relatives and friends alike, who knew her as a creative, funny, insightful, and lively person who truly had a way with words. She graduated from Reading High School and Russell Sage College. She worked as a teacher, secretary, proofreader/copy editor, and as a medical transcriptionist. Besides family and friends, she loved cats (she had 9 over her life), writing, quilting, needlework, serving the medical field, getting people to laugh, Britain and all things British, Martha’s Vineyard, cooking, mystery novels and biographies/memoirs. She recently finished a memoir of her early years, to be published as “The World I Knew”, growing up in the ‘40s and ‘50s. She also volunteered in several capacities, especially areas involving word-smithing and creativity, with the UU Church of Reading. A memorial service will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Reading, 239 Woburn St, Reading, MA on Sunday Oct 6th at 2PM. Memorial donations may be made in her name to either Hope Children’s Home of Tampa, FL ( or Tabby’s Place Cat Sanctuary of Ringoes, NJ (  


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  1. Beth and Bob Brauer on September 12, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    Ben- So sorry to learn of your mother’s death. I know her health issues are something you have been coping with for many years. Now she is at peace. May you find peace as well knowing what a caring son your were to her. She was blessed with you, and you were blessed with her.

  2. Linda Scheffe on September 13, 2013 at 3:45 am

    Dave and Ben, Marcia was such a wonderful person and touched so many lives. At least she is at peace now. Thanks for being such excellent caregivers, We love you, Linda, Ken, Grandma, Shawn, Xela

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