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Evelyn P. Morris

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Of Revere. Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her sisters, on December 27th at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. She was 80 years of age. Born in Boston, on April Fool’s Day, 1943 to George and Evelyn (Phair) Morris followed by her two sisters, Marjorie and Kathleen. When their mother passed away in 1958, the Morris girls kept their home together, doing all the household duties, split up amongst each other. They all graduated from Revere High School and all attended college and became teachers.
Evelyn worked on Revere Beach beginning at the age of 14 at Kohr Bros. Frozen Custard, then at Mr. Donut. All the Morris girls worked 2 jobs during the summertime. Evelyn graduated from Revere High School in 1960. She was very active in planning her Class Reunions and would have attended her 60th in 2020, however, due to the pandemic, the reunion was cancelled. She loved hunting down class members with whom she lost contact, using her computer and telephone. Following high school, Evelyn attended Salem State College and graduated in 1964. Evelyn taught in New Britian, Connecticut for 3 years. In 1967, she began teaching in good old Revere. Before her retirement in 2004, she had taught at the Roosevelt School, Whelan School, The Beachmont School, the old Paul Revere School, the Old Garfield School and the New Garfield School. For 3 years she traveled among schools as “The Penmanship Lady”. As a “side hustle”, Evelyn worked at the White Hen Pantry for 15 years, a job she loved. She was the Vice President of the Revere Teachers Association during the strike in 1987.
Evelyn leaves her sisters, Marjorie Margolis and her husband Dr. Gerald Margolis of Needham and Kathleen Churchill of Revere and her late husband William Churchill, who was a guiding light when Evelyn bought her house, as a single woman in 1972, despite every bank in Revere that refused her a mortgage. Winthrop Savings said yes!, her nieces and nephews, Elizabeth (Margolis) Cawley and her husband Joseph and their twin daughters Emma and Sophie of Canton, Michael Margolis and his wife Emily (Schwartz) and their two boys, Jack and Teddy of Needham, William G. Churchill and his wife Danielle (Ennamorati) and their children Billy and Alice of Revere. Evelyn was the godmother of the late Bridget Marie Churchill and the aunt of the late Sarah Kate Margolis, who remain in our hearts and minds every day; Cousin of the late Michael Phair and his wife Kathy Phair of Melrose, Marilyn and her husband Steven Barry of Melrose, and Barbara Dean of Cape Cod.
Evelyn loved reading the Boston Globe death notice section and she wrote this obituary herself!
Family and friends were invited to attend Visiting Hours on Thursday, January 4th in the Vertuccio Smith & Vazza, Beechwood Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett was privately. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Evelyn’s memory to the Evelyn Morris Scholarship Fund at Revere High, 101 School St., Revere, MA 02151.

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