Julia Lee Eberhart
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Published in Union Leader on June 18, 2023
Julia Lee Eberhart, 65, a longtime resident of Chelmsford, MA, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 10, 2023 at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Julia was born in Pittsburgh, PA on November 9, 1957, and was the daughter of Lois (Schove) Eberhart and the late Paul Eberhart. She was raised in Westfield, New Jersey with her parents and two sisters. Julia graduated from Westfield High School in 1975 and attended Allegheny College in Allegheny, PA where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Economics in 1979. After college, Julia headed north to Boston, MA where she obtained her MBA from Boston University. She then was blessed with an illustrious and decorated career as a Strategic Planning and Business Development Executive for a number of hospital and healthcare systems throughout the New England region.
Julia raised her two children in Chelmsford, MA, where she met some of her closest lifelong friends. While her children moved off to college, Julia developed a passion for riding horses and became a skilled rider in the art of dressage. She consistently sought out opportunities to share her passion for horseback riding by volunteering her time helping disabled youth and military veterans through equine therapy. She continued her passion for riding well after she was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in August 2022. Julia could be found in a barn or on a beach with a book in her hand. As her career wound down, she took on a new role as grandma to her four grandchildren, whom she cherished deeply.
Julia is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Katharine L. and Scott W. Evans of Chelmsford, MA, and by her son and daughter-in-law, Michael P. and Kristen E. Fitzpatrick of Chelmsford, MA; 4 grandchildren, Jackson, Presley, Sloane and Sadie; her mother and her husband, Lois Eberhart and Donald Noffsigner of Lavallette, NJ; two sisters and their husbands, Linda and Mark Mahaffey of Orlando, FL and Kathy and Digby Christmas of Godstone, Surrey, UK; along with many loving nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday June 24, 2023 at 10am at All Saints Episcopal Church, 10 Billerica Rd., CHELMSFORD with a reception to follow. Memorial donations may be made in Julia’s name to Compassionate Care ALS, P.O. Box 1052, West Falmouth, MA 02574. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the BLAKE CHELMSFORD FUNERAL HOME, 24 Worthen St., CHELMSFORD. Funeral Directors Paul A. Hardy, Jr. and Jennifer Lebaropoulos Hardy. For directions at online condolences please visit CHELMSFORDFUNERALHOME.COM and find us on Facebook.
Published by Union Leader on Jun. 18, 2023.