Elizabeth (Amerio) Sheppard
Mary Elizabeth (Amerio)
Sheppard, 83, longtime resident of East Street, Ipswich and wife
of the late Clarence W. Sheppard, passed away Friday, May 10, 2013
at her family home.
Born in Ipswich on
September 20, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Veto and Eva
(Brown) Amerio. Mary was a lifelong resident of Ipswich and a
member of the Ipswich High School graduating class of 1947. She
married Clarence William Sheppard on September 16, 1950 and
together they shared forty-seven years of marriage. In her youth,
Mary enjoyed dancing. Later in life dancing still interested her as
she enjoyed watching “Dancing with The Stars” on television. She was
an avid reader finishing several novels a week. She also enjoyed
cooking and sitting down to a good meal with her family. There was
nothing more she liked then holidays, family celebrations and a
good cup of coffee. She loved Ipswich and the North Shore and
enjoyed taking long drives around the countryside. Mary delighted
in spending time with her cherished grandsons Jeff and Greg. In her
later years she was very thankful for her daughter Debra, who was
her constant companion and best friend. Debra allowed her mother to
stay in her home despite her many health issues.
She was a life time member
of the First Congregational Church.
Mary is survived by her two
daughters Debra Marie Tatterfield and her husband William of
Ipswich, Lori Ann St. Jacques and her husband Gerard of Rowley; her
beloved grandsons Jeffrey William Tatterfield and Gregory William
Tatterfield both of Ipswich; a sister Helen Frances Brown Germoni of
Beverly and several nieces and nephews. Mary was the sister of late
Louise May Rhoades and Robert John Amerio.
A loving mother and
grandmother, Mary will be deeply missed.
Her funeral service will be held
11 am Tuesday, May 14, 2013 graveside in the Cowles Memorial
Cemetery, Town Farm Road, Ipswich. Family and friends are
respectfully welcomed. Arrangements are under the direction of the
Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich.