Mary F. Shepard

01/25/2012 12:05 PM |

Mary F. Shepard of Riverhead died Jan. 22 at Southampton Hospital. She was 70.

She was born May 29, 1941, in Riverhead to Marshall and Dorothy (Squires) Evans.

She worked for many years as cook and housekeeper in New Jersey at the home of Eileen Ford, founder of Ford Modeling Agency.

Family members said she enjoyed playing cards and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Ms. Shepard is survived by her husband, Arthur, her daughter, Juanita Nash, and her brother, Walter Thomas, all of Riverhead; her sister, Marisia Botts of Westhampton; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Visiting hours will take place Thursday, Jan. 26, from 10 a.m. to noon at Reginald H. Tuthill Funeral Home in Riverhead. A service will follow, with Pastor Roy Pennon officiating. Interment will be at Calverton Cemetery.