Helena M. (Lipfert)
Stevens, 70, wife of Philip Stevens, Jr of Hamilton, died
Tuesday January 19, 2016 in the Beverly hospital following her
Born on January
7, 1946 in Gloucester, she was the daughter of Maxwell and Edith
(Doucette) Lipfert. She was raised in Beverly and Salem, and was
a graduate of Beverly High School. Following their marriage, the
Stevensí resided in Ipswich before moving to Hamilton. Employed
at various assembly jobs throughout her career, she also worked
the Hamilton polls at elections during the year.
was an avid quilter. She and her friends would go to Lancaster,
PA and Augusta, ME for their annual quilting shows. She loved to
party and enjoyed her wine. She was known by many as "Auntie".
Her real love was the house in Maine where she spent her
She thought of
her niece and nephews Eva, Tom and Dan as her own children.
In addition to
her husband she is survived by her brother, Edward Mallon and
his husband, Dan O'Leary of Quincy, as well as Ed's former wife,
Debra Mallon; her nieces Eva Oliveira and her husband, Daniel
and Mary Ann Foley and her husband Frank, her nephews Thomas
Mallon and his wife Laurie, Daniel Mallon and his wife, Jessica,
and Raymond Lipfert and his wife Laura, and many cherished great
nieces and nephews. She is also survived by step-sisters Connie
Accomando of Beverly, Faye Schirm of CA and Joan Wogan of
She was the
sister of the late Raymond Lipfert, formerly of Lawrence and
Frank Lipfert, formerly of Salem, the aunt of the late Denise
Kwok, and the step-sister of the late Elizabeth Perkins,
formerly of Danvers.
service will be held Friday, January 22, 11 am in the First
Baptist Church, 221 Cabot Street, Beverly. Family and friends
are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours are Thursday 4 to 7
pm in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name may be
made to the Hamilton Fire Dept. Relief Association, 265 Bay
Road, South Hamilton, MA 01982 or the Hamilton Foundation, c/o
Town Hall, P.O. Box 429, Hamilton, MA 01936.