Evelyn A. (Lefebvre) Turner, 83, Worked at Western Electric

Evelyn A. (Lefebvre) Turner, 83, of Haverhill, wife of the late Charles W. Turner, passed away Sept. 21, at Academy Manor Nursing Home, Andover, surrounded by her family.

Born in Lawrence, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Marie (Langlois) Lefebvre. She was raised and educated in Lawrence. Turner was employed at the former Western Electric until starting her family. She was known for athletic abilities and was a swimming medal winner in the Lawrence Swim Club as a young girl. She loved the beach, skiing and was a competitive Scrabble player. Turner was an avid reader enjoying all genres. With her best friend and sister-in-law Gail Turner, she enjoyed many adventurous outings over the years. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister she was known for her baking, especially her apple pies and whoopie pies.

Turner is survived by her children, Charles F. “Bud” Turner of Boston, Patricia Lynch and her husband Robert of Portland, Maine, Jean Gemmell and her husband Joseph Gemmell III of Haverhill and the late Kathleen Turner, who died in 1983; brother, Donald Lefebvre and his wife Ruth of Methuen; in laws, Raymond and Esther Turner of Rochester, N.H.; Kathleen and Kurt Seastrand of Exeter, N.H.; Stephen and Gail Turner; Philip Gardella of Haverhill; six grandchildren, Capt. Michael T. Lynch, USAF currently stationed at Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina; Jennifer Lynch of Portland, Maine; Joseph W. Gemmell IV; Katie Gemmell, Rees Gemmell and Christina Gemmell, all of Haverhill; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her sisters Florence, Marcie, Irene and Dorothy.

Family and friends are invited to attend a calling hour Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 8:30-9:30 a.m., at Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main St., Haverhill. A funeral Mass of Christian Burial follows at 10 at Sacred Heart Church, 165 S. Main St., Bradford. Burial is in St. James Cemetery, Primrose Street, Haverhill. Memorial contributions may be made in Evelyn’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452.