Patricia (Cogswell) Sheppard Lavoie
Patricia (Cogswell) Sheppard Lavoie, 83, wife of the late John Sheppard,
Jr. and the late Robert Lavoie, died peacefully, Tuesday, October 23, 2018
in the Masconomet
Center in Topsfield.
Born in Ipswich April 26, 1935 she was the daughter of the late Warren and
Barbara (Robishaw) of Ipswich. Pat was
raised in Ipswich and was a 1953 graduate
of Ipswich Public Schools.
Patricia was a longtime wife and mother at home on
Island Park Road, Ipswich.
She worked many years for the Town of
Ipswich, for attorneys Charles Dalton and the now
Honorable Judge Allen Swan. Patricia later made her home on
VA, working at the Virginia Beach
Touring Department. She briefly lived in Baltimore, MD before returning
to Ipswich in 1994. Most recently Pat was an employee and member at the
Ipswich YMCA, a member of the Newburyport YWCA and the Ipswich Council on
Aging. She loved sailing, any and all beaches, swimming, water aerobics
and her many trips with the Ipswich COA.
She is survived by two daughters, Sharon Sheppard of Newbury, Jill
Sheppard of Kendall, FL; a son, Alan Sheppard of Ipswich; a grandson,
Joshua Pill; a granddaughter, Bailey Sheppard and Robertís children, Dean,
Dane and Ginger.
She was predeceased by her brother, Richard Cogswell and her sister, Ann
Private funeral arrangements are under the direction of the
Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich.
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