She was born on October 5, 1929 in Methuen, Massachusetts, daughter of the late Walter and Anne (Berry) Margerison.
Evelyn was educated in the Methuen Schools and was a graduate of Edward F. Searle’s High School also in Methuen, MA
She attended Saint Michaels Church in North Andover and was a member of the Catholic Daughters. She worked for the Arlington Mills and was a Secretary and Assistant to her husband at Helfrich Brothers Boiler Works Inc. in Lawrence, Massachusetts. As of recent she worked with her sons helping them with the family business. Her main and most important job was raising 8 children and spending time with them and her 28 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
She enjoyed Ceramics, Traveling, Seabrook Beach, Jackson, New Hampshire and an occasional boat ride. According to her family she loved to read and was very active at the Cedar Dale Athletic Club. Evelyn was a Private Pilot for many years at the 4-Star Aviation in North Andover at the Lawrence Airport.
Wife of the late Mr. Vincent P. Helfrich, Sr. who passed away in March of 1992.
Family members include:
Cynthia Amor and her husband Jim of North Andover, MA.
Diane Stefanelli and her husband Charles of Windham, NH
Audrey Surette and her husband Chris of North Andover, MA
Beverly Kennedy and her husband John of Litchfield, NH
Vincent P. Helfrich, Jr. and his wife Jeanne of North Andover, MA
Nancy Helfrich of North Andover, MA
Joseph Helfrich and his wife Mandy of Groveland, MA
Margaret Marchesseault and her husband Andrew of North Andover, MA.
Her brother: Walter A. Margerison and his wife Janet of FL
Her sister: Sylvia Brennick of York, ME
As well as 28 Grandchildren, 1 Great Grandchild, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Grandmother of the late: Jeffrey V. Stefanelli
Her funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, July 31st, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in Saint Michael Church in North Andover, MA.
Burial will follow in the Ridgewood Cemetery in North Andover, MA.
Relatives and Friends are cordially invited to call on Friday, July 30th, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the John Breen Memorial Funeral Home, Inc., 35 Merrimack Street, North Andover, MA. For online condolences and other information please go to www.breenfuneralhome.com.
Memorial Contributions may be made to:
Alzheimer's Association National Office 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701 or to a Charity of One's Choice.