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Evelyn Persip,91

January 25, 2021


Evelyn Esther (Shepherd) Persip 91, of Williamstown died January 25, 2021 at the Williamstown Commons. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio on December 9, 1929 a daughter of the late Charles and Bertha (Porter) Shepherd. She attended schools in Boston, Cambridge and graduated from Williamstown High School with the class of 1948. Evelyn also attended nursing school in Malden and Waltham. She was employed for over 20 years as a LPN at Sweetbrook Nursing Home in Williamstown. Evelyn was longtime member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Williamstown and a member of the Red Hat Society

Her husband Roland Adeson Persip whom she married October 29, 1955 died September 27, 1991. Survivors include two daughters Donna Phillips of North Adams and Rhonda Persip of Boston, MA. and one son Marc Persip of Salem, MA. Evelyn also leaves 5 grandchildren, Shasta Phillips, Derrick Altman, Jazzmine Williams, David F.J. Phillips and Lacie Phillips and 7 great- grandchildren. She was predeceased by a brother Robert Shepherd.

Graveside services will take in the family plot in Eastlawn Cemetery in Williamstown, MA. in the spring. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit

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I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom! She was a wonderful woman! She was so fortunate to have you as a daughter. You were committed to her care and well-being.


from: Theresa LePicieron: 02-17-2021

Marc & Family, Iíve been thinking about Mrs. Persip since hearing the sad news. More than any friendís Mom, I probably saw her the most. She was always very sweet, always inquiring if I had eaten anything and scolding Marc for being neglectful. She put up with a lot, but had a great humor to her and I donít think I ever saw her get angry (and by my manners as a guest - she had plenty of reasons). She was just incredibly patient and sweet. She was a significant person of my youth. God Bless her.
from: David Cooperman on: 02-03-2021

Very sorry to hear of Evelyn's passing. I will miss her very much, we have had many hours of conversations over the years.
from: Sylvia LoPresto Scaruffi on: 02-01-2021

Marc & Family,
My deepest condolences to you all during this time.
I hope your memories of Evelyn comfort and guide you throughout your lives.
And know that her Love for you can never be taken away.
Peace, Love, Strength to you and yours.
from: George Harrison: 01-30-2021

Donna,Rhonda and Marc,
So sorry to hear of your moms passing. Remembering all the fun times in South Williamstown when your mom visited my mom and that started our friendship. She was a very nice lady. May all your memories help you through this difficult time. Sending my sincere condolences.
from: Pat(Rhodes)LaValleyon: 01-30-2021

Rhonda, I'm so sorry for your loss. I will always remember the time spent at your house.
from: Chris Schwarzon: 01-30-2021

Donna, so sorry to hear of your moms passing. Peace to you and your family
from: Diane Dami Pytkoon: 01-29-2021

So very sorry for your loss.. I worked with Evelyn when I was a charge nurse a Sweetbrook Nursing home.. years back. Sweet lady. May she Rest In Peace🙏🏻😔
from: Wendy (Formhals) LíHeureuxon: 01-29-2021

Donna, my sympathies and condolences to you and your family at this sad time. Evelyn was a kind and gentle woman and will be missed.
Terry Taft
from: Terry Tafton: 01-29-2021

Evelyn was such a wonderful and kind woman. May she Rest In Peace. My condolences to all her family.
from: Janice Andrewson: 01-29-2021

Donna I am so sorry to read about your mom passing my thought and prayers are with you and you family she always smiling and laughing. What a wonderful lady love kathy
from: Kathy pindickon: 01-29-2021

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