Amesbury, MA — Evelyn (DeSimone) DeNicola, 76, of Amesbury and Lynn, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on July 10, 2013, of pancreatic cancer.
Evelyn married Salvatore A. DeNicola of Revere on February 16, 1958, and was married for 55 years. They had three children, Donna Moody and Mario A. DeNicola and fiancée, AnnaMarie Graves, all of Plaistow, N.H., and Christine Wiggin of Lynn. She had several grandchildren, Kerry Gear of Dracut, Shawn Moody and wife, Jaime, of Hudson, N.H., Anthony J. DeNicola of Haverhill, Jackie Wiggin of Lynn and a great-granddaughter, Abigail Moody of Hudson, N.H. She also had several nieces and nephews from Massachusetts and New Hampshire, godchildren, Mary F. Cataldo, Jay Patrick Rhoton, Jr., Christopher Wojeckowski and Rolfe Gatchell. She is survived by siblings, Jennie Marcini, Louise Demetrio and Theresa Fiore. She was the daughter of the late Lugie and Frances (Thomaselli) DeSimone.
Evelyn put her family and loved ones above all else, doing anything she could for everyone she could. Her joy was found around the table feeding everyone until they were full and then she would hand them homemade desserts. She was never one to sit down, and was always doing something, cleaning, playing bingo, gardening, reading, decorating, watching her beloved Red Sox and Bruins as well as volunteering at church functions and yard sales. She was always there to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it. She also enjoyed cooking, baking, shopping and buying things for her family. She was a member of the Red Hats of Florida and enjoyed traveling and spending time in New Hampshire. Her greatest joy came from taking care of her family.
Evelyn had so many people that loved her and cared for her all of whom will long remember her warm heart, kindness and gentle touch. She will live on in our hearts for eternity.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visiting hours at the Highland Street Chapel of Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home, 2 Hillside Ave., Amesbury, will be Sunday, July 14, from 1 to 4 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held Monday at 12:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Church of the Holy Family Parish, 2 School St., Amesbury, followed by burial in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Evelyn’s memory may be made at www.unite2fightpc.org. Click on “view all teams” then look for “Evelyn's Angels” with team captain Christine Wiggin.