May Epstein, 102, of Leominster died Sept. 21. She was the widow of Ralph Sol Epstein. She was born and raised in Manchester. She was a gifted and talented student and skipped several grades as a child. She was recognized as a talented classical violinist and studied at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. She worked in her family business, Economy Paint, as an interior designer until she was in her 90s. She directed and sang in the Jewish Choir at the Leominster Synagogue. She is survived by two children, Shelia Hedges and her husband, Roy, of Granite Shoals, Tex., Mitchell Epstein and his wife, Betsy, of Oxford, Conn.; a daughter-in-law, Hilda Epstein of Leominster; six grandchildren, Adrienne, Tracy, Ralph and Loren, Stewart and Marcy; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Congregation Agudat Achim, 268 Washington St., Leominster, MA 01453.
RICHARD PERLMAN OF MILES FUNERAL HOME OF HOLDEN