Joseph McEvoy
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Joseph E
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Obituary for Joseph E McEvoy

NORTH BROOKFIELD- Joseph Edward McEvoy, 75, of 15 Nursery Ave. passed away peacefully Tuesday evening, January 16, 2018 surrounded by his family and friends in Harrington Memorial Hospital in Southbridge after a long battle with COPD.

Joe was born on February 17, 1942 in Worcester, MA to Edward William McEvoy and Exilia Blanche Herard McEvoy Lane who were both born in North Brookfield. He was a life-long resident of North Brookfield and was a graduate of NBHS Class of 1959. He later graduated from Clark University in Worcester in 1964.

For 35 years he taught Chemistry and Science at NBHS where he also served as a guidance counselor for many of those years. From 1967 to 1972 he served on North Brookfield Board of Selectman.  Among his many hobbies he had a special interest in antique automobiles and steam engine locomotives. However, his real passion was helping young people, extending a hand to any young person in need and often opening up his own home to them for shelter and guidance. For this reason, in lieu of flowers, the family suggests that a donation be made in his memory to a homeless shelter of the donor’s choice.

He is survived by his sister Anne C. McEvoy Boris; a nephew Joseph E. Boris both of Durham,Ct; 3 nieces Maryann T. Boris of Durham CT, Kathleen M. Boris McMillan & her husband Matthew of Andover,MA, Elizabeth E. Boris Lootens & her husband Scott of Atlanta,GA; 3 great nieces Riley, Brynn, and Tegan McMillan of Andover MA; cousins Audrey Herard Bishop & her husband Robert of Brookfield,MA and their family Jean Herard Carrigan of Sevierville,TN and her family Dr. Mary T. Leonard of Miamisburg, OH; the Chisholm Family, Todd and Jill, their children and Todd’s mom, Lorraine, Edith lane Hubacz & her husband Andrew(Anzy),Joan Lane Small,Mary Lane McGrail all of North Brookfield, David Lane of FL, their families and the countless others he has helped over the years.

Friends and family are invited to attend calling hours on Thursday,January 25,2018 from 5-7PM in Pillsbury Funeral Home 44 Gilbert St. North Brookfield. The funeral will be held on Friday with a Mass at 11:00AM in St. St.Josephs Church 296 N.Main St. in North Brookfield. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. For an online condolence please visit:

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