Florence A. Evans

06/12/2012 3:22 PM |

Florence A. Evans of Shelter Island died June 5 at Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport. She was 97.

She was born March 25, 1915, in Jersey City, N.J., to Elizabeth (Weller) and Henry Metz and was a high school graduate. She married Harry Evans on April 11, 1948, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Teaneck, N.J.

Ms. Evans was a legal secretary and stenographer. In her later years she worked as a grape picker at local vineyards and remained very active until her death.

She was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Greenport, Southold Town Human Resource and Senior Center and Shelter Island Town Senior Center.

She loved spending time with her family and adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed crafting, crocheting, sewing, going to yard sales, traveling and working in her garden.

Predeceased by her husband on Jan. 9, 1996, she is survived by her daughter, Joanne DeVoe (Robert), and her granddaughter, Kimberly Teodoru (Bobby), all of Shelter Island; her grandson, Michael DeVoe of Florida; and her great-granddaughters, Emma and Madigan Teodoru of Shelter Island. She was also predeceased by her sisters, Dorothy and Edna.

Wake services took place June 7 at Horton-Mathie Funeral Home in Greenport, where a funeral service was held June 8, Pastor Garrett Johnson of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church officiating. Interment was at Calverton National Cemetery.

Donations may be made to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City in honor of Joanne DeVoe.

This is a paid notice.