Mercedes A. Evans, 71
She leaves her loving husband of 49 years, John Evans; a son, Robert Evans and his wife Nancy of Portland, Maine; a daughter, Diane Bacon and her husband Thomas; three grandchildren, Michaela, Lindsey and Andrea Bacon, all of Southborough; a sister, Joan Stucchi of Framingham; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Ronald Halley.
She was born and raised in St. John's Newfoundland, Canada, daughter of the late Thomas and Mercedes (O”Brien) Halley, and had been a resident of Southborough for the past 40 years.
Her favorite pastimes included reading, knitting, dining out, going for walks and to the movies. She also enjoyed trips to the ocean and to Boston.
The focus and joy of her life was her faith and spending time with her family, especially her three granddaughters. She overcame several personal struggles and tragedies throughout her life and used her experiences to help countless people. She was known as Dee to her many dear friends.
The funeral Mass will be held Friday, Dec. 30, at 12 p.m., in St Matthew Church, Highland Street, Southborough. Burial will follow at the Southborough Rural Cemetery.
Calling hours will be held Friday morning, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., in Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 or to Holy Trinity Hospice, 1183 Main St., Worcester, MA 01603.
For online condolences, visit www.morrisfuneralparlor.com.
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