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Official Obituary of: Evelyn Lepere, 85, on September 3, 2023

Evelyn Lepere, 85, on September 3, 2023

NORTH ATTLEBORO – Evelyn Dickinson Lepere, of North Attleboro, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, September 3, 2023 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA.

She was born in Monroe, Georgia to the late John Sims Dickinson, Sr. and Ruth Ryals Dickinson. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, William Harry Lepere.

Evelyn graduated from Monroe High School and attended Piedmont College and Georgia State University. Later in life she continued her education, earning a bachelors and masters from the University of Rhode Island. She met her husband while at Piedmont and they settled in North Attleboro. Along with their children, they were active in girl scouts, little league, cub scouts and activities of The First Baptist Church.

She worked for several years at Richards Memorial Library and then was employed at King Philip Regional School District as library/media coordinator until her retirement.

Bill and Evelyn enjoyed an active retirement with summers at Great Island in Narragansett, RI, participated in the Rollies and trips with the New England Triumph Club, as well as memorable trips with Collette Vacations. They were fortunate to be able to visit family in Georgia and California and be a part of their grandchildren’s lives.

Besides her husband she is survived by her daughter, Laura Lepere, grandsons Andrew Bourque, Matthew Bourque, William Dominique Lepere, Jacob Lepere and granddaughter Allison Lepere. She leaves a large extended family and many friends. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her son, William Louis Lepere and her brother and sister-in-law, John Sims Dickinson Jr. and Sara Dickinson.

In lieu of flowers, donations are welcome in her name to King Philip Scholarship Fund, King Philip Regional High School, Wrentham, MA. Per Evelyn’s request, visitation and services are omitted.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, North Attleboro, MA.

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  • I’m so very sorry for the loss of your dear Evelyn. 
    From all I saw and heard, she was a wonderful mother and wife. My thoughts and prayers are with Evelyn’s family and friends. 

  • I’m so sorry to hear of your wife’s passing, Mr. Lepere. May she Rest in Peace! I always enjoyed seeing the photos of the two of you having your adventures and wonderful times with your extended family! I pray all those memories are a comfort to you and your loved ones. 

  • Mr. Lepere and family, I am so very sorry to see this, and very grateful that I was able to see you both this June on Great Island.  Sixty Five years is a lifetime and your marriage was clearly a match made in heaven.

    My sincere condolences,

  • Bill and Laura, so very sorry to hear about Evelyn’s passing. Prayers for strength to get you through this difficult time. She’s reunited with Billy

  • Evelyn will be missed but never forgotten.  I loved her more than my sister which is what I called her many times and she laughed.  The mold was broken when she was born.  Evelyn will be forever in my heart.

  • Very sad news to learn of Mrs Lepers passing on. She was a great neighbor and friend to many of us growing up on High St. She was especially supportive to my Mom during a sad part of her life. You were loved Evie more than you will ever know.  Strolling the pastures again with Mom and Pearl and the dogs.
    My sympathies to Bill and Laura
    Sincerely,  Jon l 

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  1. Very sad news to learn of Mrs Lepers passing on. She was a great neighbor and friend to many of us growing up on High St. She was especially supportive to my Mom during a sad part of her life. You were loved Evie more than you will ever know.  Strolling the pastures again with Mom and Pearl and the dogs.
    My sympathies to Bill and Laura
    Sincerely,  Jon l 

  2. Evelyn will be missed but never forgotten.  I loved her more than my sister which is what I called her many times and she laughed.  The mold was broken when she was born.  Evelyn will be forever in my heart.

  3. Bill and Laura, so very sorry to hear about Evelyn’s passing. Prayers for strength to get you through this difficult time. She’s reunited with Billy

  4. Mr. Lepere and family, I am so very sorry to see this, and very grateful that I was able to see you both this June on Great Island.  Sixty Five years is a lifetime and your marriage was clearly a match made in heaven.

    My sincere condolences,

  5. I’m so sorry to hear of your wife’s passing, Mr. Lepere. May she Rest in Peace! I always enjoyed seeing the photos of the two of you having your adventures and wonderful times with your extended family! I pray all those memories are a comfort to you and your loved ones. 

  6. I’m so very sorry for the loss of your dear Evelyn. 
    From all I saw and heard, she was a wonderful mother and wife. My thoughts and prayers are with Evelyn’s family and friends. 

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