Sheila S. Evans

Died: Sat., Dec. 15, 2012


3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue., Dec. 18, 2012
Location: Cohasset

Memorial Mass

11:00 AM Wed., Dec. 19, 2012
Location: St. Anthony

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Sheila S. Evans, 83; Active Smith Graduate, Fund-Raiser and Volunteer

Sheila S. Evans, an active leader, fund-raiser and volunteer for a wide range
of educational, civic and philanthropic institutions, died December 15 at her home in
Cohasset, Massachusetts. She was 83.
Mrs. Evans had been a trustee of Smith College and Dana Hall School, an
Overseer of WGBH, and had served as an elected Trustee of Cohasset’s Paul Pratt
Memorial Library for 42 years. She also had held many other appointed and volunteer
positions in Cohasset. She played tennis regularly into her late 70’s, including after
having dual knee replacement surgery, and was an avid sailor and golfer until her death.
She is survived by her husband, of 58 years, Donald J. Evans, a brother, George
C. Sweeney Jr. of Spencer, Massachusetts, a son, Daniel S. Evans of Cohasset, two
daughters, Elizabeth E. Bodner of Cohasset and Martha E. Morris of Ridgefield,
Connecticut, and nine grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, December 18, 3 – 7 pm at McNamara-
Sparrell Funeral Home, 1 Summer Street, Cohasset. A memorial mass will be said at 11
am on Wednesday, December 19 at Saint Anthony Church, 10 Summer Street, Cohasset,
and a reception following the mass will be held at Saint Anthony Parish Center. In lieu
of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to The Cohasset Library Trust,
Inc., or Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston – Yawkey Club of Boston.

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Peter Mulrean
   Posted Mon December 17, 2012
My heart goes out to Don, Danny, Betsy and Martha on the loss of Sheila. Our thoughts are with you during these difficult days.

Jerry and Kelly White
   Posted Mon December 17, 2012
Dear Evans Family,
We send our love and prayers from this "White House" in Washington, DC, remembering the irrepressible and wonderful Sheila Evans. She always showed fortitude for family, resilience in overcoming, and generosity in the face of need. We understood how Sheila set a high standard for behavior--academically, professionally, interpersonally--and we all wanted to clear that bar (at least I did!). Landmine survivors and war victims worldwide benefitted from her faithful philanthropy. Sheila, with Don of course, was an enthusiastic cheerleader of our work for many years, making me feel supported from the 'home team' in Cohasset. Sheila's encouragement will be remembered always.
With love, in Celebration of a Great Life,
Jerry White

The McDougall Family
   Posted Tue December 18, 2012
Dear Don, Danny, Betsy, Martha and all the Evans family:

Sheila will forever be remembered in my heart as an amazing and inspiring woman--tirelessly contributing to communities, schools, libraries, universities and families. She truly lived in a way that for "to whom much is given, much is required". The word that comes to mind is "Dynamo". She leaves behind an amazing legacy of service and an amazing family and circle of friends. We send our love to you all.

Jerry and Margie Somers
   Posted Wed December 19, 2012
Dear Don and Family
Margie and I offer our sincere condolences on the death of Sheila. May the many wonderful memories always be a blessing for all.

Kathleen Camilli
   Posted Wed December 19, 2012
Dear Don,

My sincerest sympathies on the passing of your wife, Sheila. May you have the comfort of family and friends at this difficult time.

Warm Regards,
Kathleen Camilli

steve carr
   Posted Wed December 19, 2012
Dear Don: I just heard the sad news about Sheila. In our day (a LONG time ago) i always thought that the wives of important partners at big Boston law firms were supposed to be somewhat shy and reserved. That is why i was always surprised and delighted whenever i had the chance to talk with outgoing, outspoken and humorous Sheila! I'm sure she will be missed a lot by her family and many friends. Steve.

Sally Morton
   Posted Fri February 01, 2013
I am sad to learn of Sheila's death. I am her cousin, the daughter of her sister Edna, living in Pittsburgh. She mentored my daughter Susan when Susan was in Smith. I met her on a Smith tour which came through Pittsburgh and corresponded with her later. I was impressed by her active mind and her charming presence. I was planning to meet with her when I was going to be in Boston in February, 2013.
Sally Morton

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