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Anne F. (McKenna) Evans

September 11, 1928 ~ August 30, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old


Anne F. Evans (McKenna) of Cohasset, passed away with her loving family by her side on August 30th, 2023, just days shy of her 95th birthday.  Anne was the beloved wife and partner of 63 years to the late Frank Evans.  Loving mother of three sons and four daughters;  Frank Evans and Lisa of Marblehead, Jane Goff and Ed, Anne McMenamy and Dennis, Rosemary O’Connell and Michael, Priscilla Sullivan and Stephen, Larry Evans and Darilynn, and Rich Evans and Lisa all of Cohasset.

      Cherished grandmother to Cilla, Courtney, Ted, Sarah, Gracie, Lilly, Dennis, Michael, Kristen, Greg, Matt, Adrienne, Kerry, Andrew, Corey, Marissa, Geoff, Alex, Caroline and Brooke.  And a very special great grammie to 30 great grandchilden, with the 31st on the way.

      Anne was the middle child born to Frank and Mary McKenna of Dorchester on September 11, 1928.  She is predeceased by her sisters, Margaret Greene and Marie Keville, and her two brothers, Frank McKenna, Jr. and Jack McKenna.

      Anne graduated at the age of 15 from Dorchester High for Girls and then went to work at General Electric until her marriage to Frank in 1949.  The couple first made their home in Dorchester and then Quincy before settling in Cohasset in 1966 to raise their family.  With 7 children, the house was aways lively, active and filled with her children’s friends.  Anne was a gracious hostess for many family and neighborhood get togethers-most memorable were the many pool parties.

     Anne and Frank were long time members of the Cohasset Golf Club, The Neighborhood Club of Quincy and were active members of St. Anthony Parish.  She was the greatest asset to The Frank Evans Co. and her children’s foremost supporter.  She also volunteered her time at the Deer Hill Library and the Cohasset Food Pantry.  She was an avid reader and did crossword puzzles and word games effortlessly.

     Anne was truly a gracious woman who was devoted most of all to her role as mother and enjoyed nothing more than spending time with her large family.

     A special thank you to the staff at The Residence at Penniman Hill for their compassionate care of our dear mother for the past few years.

     Visitation will be on Sunday, September 10, 2023 at the McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home, 1 Summer Street, Cohasset from 3-6 pm. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, September 11, 2023 at 11 am at St. Anthony Church, 2 Summer Street, Cohasset.  Relatives and friends kindly invited.  Interment will be privately held at a future date.  In lieu, of flowers donations can be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation at 

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September 10, 2023

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
McNamara - Sparrell Funeral Service
One Summer Street
Cohasset, MA 02025

Funeral Mass
September 11, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Anthony
10 Summer St.
Cohasset, Massachusetts 02025

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Interment will be held privately.


Michael J Fox Foundation
P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown MD 21741
Tel: 1-800-708-7644


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