Averil C. Ipri
July 16, 1939 – July 26, 2020
Averil was born on July 16, 1939 in Aston-under-Lyne, England.
She attended Fairfield school and Girton College, Cambridge University where she received a Master’s Degree (MS) in Physics and a teaching certificate in Math-Physics. She taught Physics at the Perse School for Girls in Cambridge, England and Math/Science at the Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart in Princeton, NJ. Averil’s passion was getting young girls interested in Math/Science. Her various activities included reading, dancing, traveling/cruising, tennis and, upon retirement, gardening.
Averil is survived by her husband, Alfred Ipri; two children, John Andrew Crossley and Susan Rebecca Crossley; three grandchildren, Naoki Alan Crossley, Mayu Emily Crossley, and William Alfred Vickers Hillmann, two brothers, Tony Vickers and Colin Vickers and a sister, Hilary Vickers.
Celebration of Life
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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Averil C. Ipri
August 4, 2020
Mrs. Ipri believed I could understand math and physics. So I did. Much to the shock of this former remedial math student, I loved math for the first time in her precalculus and physics classes. We bonded over Monty Python and the Goon Show, and when I caught her carelessly tossed puns, I got all sorts of warm fuzzies. My favorite memory was when she handed back a precalculus test. I'd done one problem perfectly, except that I'd added 1 and 1 and gotten 1. Thank heaven for partial credit!
I teach high school history now, and try to emulate Mrs. Ipri in the classroom by simply treating my students as individuals with value. Each has a talent to be discovered.
The world is a less bright place without her in. May her memory be a blessing and her name written in the Book of Life.
August 3, 2020
Averil and I met when we started teaching at Stuart Country Day School in the 70’s. We became good friends finding many things in common We were both English ,divorced from Englishmen and now married to Americans. We played tennis and went to book clubs but mostly we enjoyed our long talks and similar sense of humour. We remained friends after retiring and when I moved to Vermont and she and Al moved to Florida we kept up our friendship with an email every day for the last 10 years.
She was a dear kind lady with incredible wit and knowledge and I feel that a very bright part of my life has gone
My deep sympathy to her husband and family.
August 2, 2020
Avril was my colleague and friend at Stuart. She was a gentle, kind, compassionate, dedicated teacher. Her passion to share science with her students planted the seeds for countless Amazing careers for young women.
Her legacy is enduring.
August 2, 2020
I too met Averil at Stuart Country Day School and was immediately drawn to her as a fellow"Brit"- little knowing then that we would be friends for ever.She lit up our lives and we ( my husband Barry and I) have kept in touch over the years after they moved to Florida.We four had what turned out to be" the last supper ",a,most enjoyable occasion last November.We will miss Averil for ever
Pat and Barry
August 2, 2020
Averil welcomed me into the family when I met and married her brother Tony in Cambridge (UK). We remained friends when she emigrated (and after both our first marriages broke down). Meeting up with her was a highlight of holidays in America and back in England. Averil was a vivacious and interesting person who made a great contribution to her family, friends, students and the world, and she will be sadly missed. Many thanks to Al for the joy he brought into her life and all his love and care for her; my heart goes out to him, John, Susie and all the rest of the family. (Photo London, 2016)
August 1, 2020
So sorry to hear this. I taught at Stuart Country Day when Averil was there and just retired from Stuart a few years ago. Though I taught fourth grade in lower school and Averil was in upper, we still would always talk and visit, have lunch together etc. It was always such a pleasure to be in her warm and sunny presence. Her lovely smile and relaxed, charming ways made her a gem of a colleague. She left much before I did but those fond memories of her are still there. What a beautiful, lovely soul, such a loss to all who loved her. Deepest sympathy to you all.
July 31, 2020
I met Averil at an aerobics class at the YWCA in Princeton NJ in 1997. We became good friends from the start. She and Al let us stay in their FL condo and we enjoyed it so much that we bought a condo in the same development.
Averil had told me she had never been a bridesmaid so when my husband Olle and I decided to get married in 2009 I called her and said “If you want to be a bridesmaid come to the beach Tuesday evening.” This photo is from then.
The first time I’d ever eaten Indian food was with Averil. She and Al were responsible for us moving to Jupiter. We went on our one and only cruise with them.
So very many fond memories. The world is less sunny without her. But better for having loved her.