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Evelyn Lee Paige

February 15, 1933 ~ May 2, 2018 (age 85)

EAST LONGMEADOW – Evelyn Lee Paige, 85, passed away on May 2, 2018. Born in Springfield, MA on February 15, 1933 to the late Herbert and Anna (Millar) Lee, she was a graduate of Commerce High School. For 40 years, she worked as the Bookkeeper for the family business, Paige Plumbing.  She also worked as the head cashier at Classical High School before becoming the executive assistant to the Principal at Frederick Harris Grammar School where she was famous for sneaking candy to the children as they waited for their moment in the Principal’s Office. Evelyn enjoyed gardening and was a member of the Springfield Garden Club, was a member of the Women’s Health Initiative and was an active member of Trinity Methodist church for almost 60 years. Her family, friends and neighbors will fondly remember and miss her passion for baking during the holidays. Predeceased by her husband Frank B. Paige, siblings Herbert Lee, Jr. and Muriel Schriner, she leaves her children Richard Paige and his wife Annie of East Longmeadow and Cathy-Ann Paige and her husband Michael P. Williams of Longmeadow; grandchildren Cynthia Paige Desi, Frank Paige and Steven Paige; great grandchildren Robin Evelyn Desi and Colin and Ryan Paige; grand-dog Benny; one niece; seven nephews; dear friend and amazing caregiver Pat Duchesne as well as life-long friends Janet Turner, Gladys Agard and John Ferraro. Family and friends are invited to gather on Sunday, May 6, 2018 from 5-7 PM at Forastiere Smith Funeral Home, 220 North Main Street, East Longmeadow. A graveside service will be held on Monday, May 7, 2018 at 10:30 AM at Hillcrest Park Cemetery, 895 Parker Street, Springfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Thomas J. O’Connor Animal Control & Adoption Center (checks payable to TJO Foundation 627 Cottage Street Springfield, MA 01104). For more information, please visit

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