She was born March 25, 1909 to Robert and Alma Biele Leber (formerly of Hoboken, New Jersey). She was the eldest of three children, her brothers were Alwin and Edward. She attended Alfred University where she studied Ceramics. She first taught art at Henry Street Settlement, then at the Crafts Students League in New York. Later, she moved to the suburbs with her husband John McVeigh and three children, Janet (now Sunflower), Judith and John. She taught at the Rockland Center for the Arts, near her home at 117 Leber Road in Blauvelt, New York.
Judith followed in her footsteps as an artist and teacher, also helping children to discovery the joy of clay and exhibiting her own work. Roberta's
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