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Peterson, Evelyn M.

Peterson, Evelyn

Evelyn Marion (Jepson) Peterson, of Norfolk, and formerly of Dedham for over 60 years, died Sunday, September 22, 2013 at the Ellis Nursing Home in Norwood.  She was 96.  Evelyn was born July 3, 1917 in Boston, Massachusetts, the daughter of Berthel N. and Anna (Anderson) Jepson, immigrants from Scandinavia.  She was a graduate of Hyde Park High School, and worked for 7 years as a secretary at the Dedham Middle School. Evelyn was a member of the Dedham Women’s Club, and a life member of the Covenant Congregational Church in Jamaica Plain.  She was the wife of the late Eric H. Peterson, who predeceased her in 2006.  Evelyn is survived by her three daughters, Judith A. Kelly, and her husband, the late John J. Jr., of Walpole, Elaine M. Peterson of Norfolk, and Phyllis E. Dennehy, and her husband Robert J., of Medfield; her three grandchildren, Matthew Dennehy, and his wife Siobhan, of Medfield, Andrew Dennehy, and his wife Elizabeth, of Raynham, and Kristina Peters, and her husband Shaun, of Walpole; and five great grandchildren, Keira, Julia, Aila, Elle, and Sofia Dennehy.  A private graveside service will be held at Gethsemane Cemetery at a later date.  Contributions in Evelyn’s memory may be made to the Accessibility 101 Fund at the Covenant Congregational Church, 455 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 or to the charity of your choice.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Arthur and Susan Doyle
    September 24th, 2013 | 9:23 am

    Our deepest sympathies are extended to her children and to all the members of her family.

  2. Bruce and Charlene Tinglof
    September 24th, 2013 | 10:35 am

    Dear Phyllis, Elaine and Judy and all the family….we thank God for Evelyn: for her friendship, loving heart, good humor and laughter, for teaching us about hummingbirds, and telling us many stories of the beginnings of our church, and her young years at Hyde Park high and ice skating with her friends……prayers and love for your family….Charlene and Bruce

  3. Kathleen and Norma Anderson
    September 26th, 2013 | 8:51 am

    Our deepest sympathies to the many members of Mrs. Pete,s loving family.

  4. sheila bowes joyal
    September 27th, 2013 | 2:07 pm

    My sincere sympathy to all of you on the death of your mother. You were fortunate to have her with you so long. Although it’s been many years since I saw her, I still remember her caring and kindness. Cherish all the warm memories.

  5. Gloria Nelson
    September 30th, 2013 | 8:56 am

    Judy, Elaine, Phyllis and family,
    I am sad not to be part of today’s service and family sharing. You have been in my prayers…it is hard to lose a parent however many years we have had them as part of our lives. Auntie Evelyn was the first to congratulate us on our engagement back in April, 1972. We were in Needham and she came over to the house and gave us a present, a candle stand that has been part of our home all these years. I will always remember her laughter. May you be comforted.
    Love, Gloria

  6. Janet Schall
    October 5th, 2013 | 5:52 pm

    Judy, Petey, Phyllis and family – I have the best memories of your Mom growing up. She was super. Never mind that she was one of my Mom’s friends, who adored your Mom. So sorry for your loss but she lived a good long life – now she’s up in heaven with the rest of the “bridge” ladies and having a grand time. May God be with you all.

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