Leppert Mortuaries - Nora

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Mary Franceschini

October 25, 1957November 4, 2019

Mary Franceschini was born October 25, 1957 in La Porte, IN to the late Carl and Jane (Worland) Franceschini. She passed away November 4, 2019. After graduating from La Porte High School, she attended Purdue University. She was a 30 year employee of L. S. Ayres Glendale then Macy’s, and eventually transitioning to Macy’s Castleton. An accomplished seamstress, she made costumes for and participated in Medieval Festivals. Mary had a lifelong interest in horses which she was pursuing by collecting models and attending Breyer gatherings. She was an enthusiastic Star Trek, Harry Potter and Hobbit fan, an avid reader and “mother” to an assortment of rescued and adopted pets. She especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Mary is survived by siblings Jane, Michael, and S. Timothy Franceschini, four great nieces, and one great nephew. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 5692 Central Ave., Indianapolis, IN, with visitation at the church from 9:30 AM until time of Mass. Contributions in Mary’s memory may be made to the Indianapolis Humane Society, 7929 N. Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, Indiana, 46268, or to any charity supporting cancer research. To share a memory or online condolence, please visit www.leppertmortuary.com.


  • Visitation Saturday, November 9, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, November 9, 2019


Mary Franceschini

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Carol McCracken

November 7, 2019

Mary and I became friends while working at Ayres. She was a Bridesmaid at my wedding .
She attended Joanna/ Ruth circle with me. We joined a Star Trek club together and made many more friends. We went to the Fair every year. Our last outing together was the State Fair.
I will miss you with all my heart. You are the sister I never had. Good bye my friend I will miss you .
You shall always and forever be my friend.
Love,Carol McCracken