Obituary: Mercedes A. “Dee” (Halley) Evans – December 27, 2011

Mercedes A. “Dee” (Halley) Evans, 71, of Southborough, died Tuesday, December 27, 2011 in her home, surrounded by her loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer.

She leaves her loving husband of 49 years, John Evans; a son, Robert Evans and his wife, Nancy of Portland, Maine; a daughter, Diane Bacon and her husband, Thomas; three grandchildren, Michaela, Lindsey and Andrea Bacon all of Southborough; a sister, Joan Stucchi of Framingham; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Ronald Halley.

She was born and raised in St. John’s Newfoundland Canada, daughter of the late Thomas and Mercedes (O’Brien) Halley and has been a resident of Southborough for the past 40 years. Her favorite pastimes included reading, knitting, dining out, going for walks and to the movies. She also enjoyed trips to the ocean and to Boston. The focus and joy of Mercedes’ life was her faith and spending time with her family, especially her three granddaughters. She overcame several personal struggles and tragedies throughout her life and used her experiences to help countless people. Mercedes was known as Dee to her many dear friends.

The funeral Mass will be held on Friday, December 30, at 12, noon in St Matthew Church, Highland Street, Southborough. Burial will follow in Southborough Rural Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Friday morning from 9:30am to 11:30am in Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main Street. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701 or to Holy Trinity Hospice, 1183 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01603.

(Obituary courtesy of Morris Funeral Home)

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