Obituary of Mary Evelyn Egan
Mary Evelyn Egan (nee Barron), age 87, died at her son's home surrounded by family on September 16, 2021 following a six month bout with cancer.
Evelyn is survived by her loving son Michael and his wife Wendy and her grandsons Sean and Finn of Pound Ridge, NY; and by her siblings Emerson Barron, Alice Lewis, Agnes Doucette, Francis Barron, Mickey Barron, Gordon Barron, Isadore Barron, Barbara Donovan, and Kathleen Gwynn of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia; and her goddaughter Vickie Mooney of Islip, NY; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Evelyn is predeceased by her beloved husband Maurice (2016), brother Billie (2018), and parents Mary Grace (nee Doyle) (2001) and James Barron (1956).
She will be missed by all her family and friends here and in Canada and in Ireland.
Evelyn, born third of eleven siblings, left Cape Breton at age 17 and moved to the Big Apple to stay with her Aunt Sue who sponsored her US residency. She met the love of her life and married Maurice Egan on July 20, 1968 and raised their son Michael, whom they adored and loved dearly. Evelyn never forgot her Cape Breton roots, making yearly pilgrimages home every summer for lobster boils, boat rides, car rides around the Cabot Trail, bonfires and dances with family and many visits to relatives' homes with copious mugs of steaming black tea and homemade cooking. Evelyn was always connected to her beloved mother, Mary Grace with weekly letters and phone calls.
Mary Evelyn will be reposing at Riverdale Funeral Home Inc. 5044 Broadway @ the corner of 214th Street NYC on Thursday, September 23rd from 5 - 8 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Good Shepherd R.C Church on Friday, September 24th at 10 AM. Burial to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. All services will be captured on Zoom.
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