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Kathryn F. (Murphy) Evans

May 13, 1932 ~ December 10, 2018 (age 86)

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Kathryn “Kaye” (Murphy) Evans, age 86, of Pepperell, MA passed away peacefully at home on December 10, 2018.  She was born in Boston, MA on May 13, 1932.  She grew up in Lynn, MA with her late parents, Joseph and Louise (Ahern) Murphy.  Kathryn graduated from Lynn English High School and it was there she developed her lifelong love of painting.  After graduating, she went to work with her father in the Social Welfare Department of Lynn. 


Kathryn is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Robert H. Evans, with whom she enjoyed many travels across North America and Europe. She is also survived by son Robert J. Evans, and daughter Heather and her husband Thomas Hawkins of Pepperell, MA; three grandchildren, Bryanna Hawkins and her husband Victor Berardi of Lowell, MA, Devan Hawkins and his wife Xiayun (Anna) of Lowell, MA, Megan Hawkins of Pepperell, MA; two great-grandchildren, Nora Heather and Isabella Kathleen of Lowell, MA, and many nieces and nephews.  She is also survived by her sister, Mary Rands of Winthrop, MA and sister-in-law Elizabeth Healey of Woburn, MA. Kathryn was predeceased by her sister, Elinor Gallo. 


EVANS – Kathryn “Kaye”, of Pepperell. December 10, 2018. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at St. John the Evangelist Parish, 1 School St. Townsend, MA on Monday, December 17, at 11 am. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Pepperell. A visiting hour will be held prior to Kathryn’s funeral services in the McGaffigan Family Funeral Home, 37 Main St. Pepperell, MA from 9:30 to 10:30 am.  Her family kindly requests that in lieu of flowers or a donation, that we each consider doing a random act of kindness to remember her. 

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December 17, 2018

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
McGaffigan Funeral Home
37 Main Street
Pepperell, MA 01463

Mass of Christian Burial
December 17, 2018

11:00 AM
St. John the Evangelist Church
1 School St.
Townsend, MA 01469

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