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Avis Madeline Evans

Obituary for Avis Madeline Evans

July 30, 1927 - April 17, 2017
Lynnfield, Massachusetts | Age 89

Obituary

Avis Madeline Evans, age 88, died Monday, April 17 at the Sunrise Assisted Living Center in Lynnfield with her family by her side.

Born in Brockton on July 30, 1927 she was the daughter of the late Harold Joseph and Amy (Bergstrom) Holmstrand.

Mrs. Evans was raised in Brockton and was a graduate of Brockton High School, Class of 1945 and later a graduate of Boston University, Class of 1949. After moving to Lynnfield in 1967, she was very involved in the town and was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, a friend of the Lynnfield Senior Center, as well as the Lynnfield Library, where she had worked as a clerk for a number of years. Mrs. Evans was a talented knitter who belonged to many groups and was very proud of her Swedish heritage.

She was the beloved wife of the late Frank H. Evans. She was the loving mother of Christine E. Gehret and her husband Joseph Gehret, Jr. of No. Reading. She was the adoring grandmother of Joseph Gehret and his wife Johanna, Andrew Gehret, and Meriam Gehret and her fiancé James Silva. She is also survived by her great grandson: Joseph A. Gehret.

A Graveside Service will be held at the Forest Hill Cemetery in Lynnfield on Friday at 10am followed by a Memorial Service in St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 127 Summer St, Lynnfield at 11am. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Lynnfield Senior Center, 525 Salem St, Lynnfield, MA 01940, the Friends of the Lynnfield Library, 18 Summer St, Lynnfield, MA 01940, or to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 127 Summer St, Lynnfield, MA 01940.

Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Lynnfield Senior Center
    525 Salem Street
    Lynnfield, ME 01940
  • Friends of Lynnfield Library
    18 Summer Street
    Lynnfield, MA 01940
  • St. Paul's Episcopal Church
    127 Summer Street
    Lynnfield, MA 01940

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McDonald Funeral Home

19 Yale Avenue
Wakefield, MA 01880
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