IPSWICH, MA - Evelyn M. "Evie" (Martin) Love of Ipswich, Mass., formerly of Woburn, Mass., and Deerfield Beach, Fla., passed away on January 12. Evie was an active octogenarian until her gallant battle with ovarian cancer began over a year ago. Evie began most days with her positive attitude, declaring "today is a new day." She was a dear friend and sage to many, a skillful voice of common sense. Most important to Evie, was her role as a wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a kind and caring matriarch to her family which was clear from the continuous stream of visitors over the past months.
To her husband Al of 65 years she was a constant companion friend and confidant, they were like Velcro - always together. He recently wrote to her, "I'm thankful I got your telephone number the night we met XOXO, Al."
Evie is survived by her children, Shirley L. Kearns and her husband, Charles of Rockport, Karen E. Love and her husband, Brian Silva of Gloucester, John A. Love Jr. and his wife, Maureen of Maryland, Scott E. Love and his wife, Rose of Stratham, Elizabeth M. Coakley and her husband, Ralph of Woburn, Louise Love-Keough of Gloucester, Robert M. Love and his wife, Sheryl of Reading, David A. Love and his wife, Tricia of Topsfield; and dear sister of Hugh Martin Jr., and late wife, Connie of Rhode Island, Robert; her siblings, Martin and late wife, Ellen of Woburn, Richard Martin and his wife, Madeline of New Hampshire, Louise Buschemi and her husband, John of Woburn, Claire Murphy and late husband, John of Burlington, Rita Martin of Andover; and her cherished 19 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Evie is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, great and grand.
She was predeceased by her daughter, Lois M. Love; her grandson, Daniel Coakley; her parents, Hugh and Anna (Dolan) Martin; and her siblings, Francis Martin and Marie Martin.
A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Friday, January 19, at 11:45 a.m. followed by a Mass of Celebration in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at Noon. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call at the Funeral Home from 9:45 to 11:45 a.m.. Interment is private. Remembrances may be made in Evie's honor to either the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105, or to a charity of one's choice. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.lynch-cantillon.com or Facebook under Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home.
Published on January 17, 2018