Obituaries

Evangeline E. (Smith) Murray

May 15th, 2013

Evangeline E. Murray, 96, lifelong resident of Wilmington passed away at home surrounded by loved ones. She was the daughter of Harold D. and Flora J. Smith. She was the sister of Mary T. Foley and Paul C. Smith. She was married to John William Murray for 49 years. They had three daughters, Elizabeth Saulnier, Jean Hughson and Barbara Scaduto, fifteen grandchildren, thirty one great grandchildren, thirteen great, great grandchildren and one great, great, great grandchild. She is survived by her daughters, Jean M. Hughson of Wilmington, Barbara M. Scaduto of NJ, her sister Mary T. Foley of Wilmington, her numerous grandchildren, nephews, nieces and family. She was a lifelong parishioner of St. Thomas Church of Wilmington. Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rt. 62), Wilmington, for a funeral on Friday, May 17, at 9:00 a.m., followed by a funeral mass at St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Wildwood Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, May 16, from 4-8 p.m. Memorial donations in Evangeline’s name can be made to Children’s Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA 02115.

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6 Entries in Guest Book for “Evangeline E. (Smith) Murray”

  1. Margaret Shelley Abbott says:

    She was a wonderful aunt. I have many great memories of the camping trips that she took me on as well as my sisters and of course, her daughter, Barbara. She had a little bridal shower for me on one of the camping trips. Also remember times of picking blueberries with her and Barbara. Her eyes and her whole face smiled! I’m glad she lived to be 96 — she will be missed by many!

  2. Brian Tildsley says:

    I (at 4yrs old) had the pleasure of driving down to Florida in the white station wagon with Mams & Mimi. To think of all the mischief and fun those two sisters had together over the years. Parts of that trip I can still remember at 37yrs old. She was a very special Great Aunt.

  3. Mary Smith-Foley (MiMi) says:

    I will miss my sister and my best friend…Mams was also like a mother to me. I know she’s with Ma, Dad & Paul…

    Until we all meet again!

    “May Heaven Hold the Souls of the Faithful Departed”

  4. Jay Tildsley says:

    I will never forget the times as a young boy driving Rt. 125 with Mimi and Mams to good old -Hersey Haven-. We would stop at our favorite “halfway point” McDonald’s. After leaving each time Mam’s would stock up on Ketchup, Mustard and any and all utensils to be used later, HAHAHA. Once we got to “Camp” we would settle in at the pond for a long day at the beach. Thanks for the wonderful memories….

  5. Bill Gallagher says:

    Mams and Bamps were a big part of my childhood. I always cut through her yard to get to the Bus Stop, Sand Pit or to my friends on Laurel Ave or Parker Street. Later when Steve lived in the Trailer, we were always there. It was nice of her to put up with us, we were very loud at times. She lived a full life which is evident by the size of her legacy. Also she was the Mom and sister to two or my ‘other’ three Moms; Mary, Marge and Jeanie. God Bless.

  6. Patricia (Shelley) Morrow says:

    I have so many fond memories of ‘Mams’. If it weren’t for her taking us Shelley girls camping we never would have gone. Of couse, Barbara always wanted to have company when they went camping, so we got to go. ‘Mams’ always had a smile on her face, even if it meant she had a few more kids to feed. We not only went to Winchendon, but they took us to Sebago Lake in Maine, which I had never been to before. She & Uncle Billy were good to all the kids!! She was Blessed to have a wonderful daughter, Jeanie, to care for her all these years (over 30+) since Uncle Billy passed away. Mams said she went over Jeanie’s house to play cards and has been there ever since – never went home. God Bless & may she rest in peace.

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