Obituary of Evelyn Gagnon
Danielson - Evelyn S. Gagnon, 102, passed away Monday, August 14, 2017 with her loving family by her side at Westview Convalescent Home in Dayville. She was the beloved wife of J. Victor Gagnon, who died on June 7, 1986. They had been married for forty-five years. She was born on October 15, 1914 in Quebec City, P.Q, Canada, the daughter of the late J. Emile and Regina (Boutet) Belanger.
When Evelyn was ten years old, her family moved from Canada to The United States and settled in Hartford, CT. She was a graduate of Hartford Public High School. After her marriage, Evelyn settled in Danielson, CT and with her husband established the J. Victor Gagnon Funeral Home, now called Gagnon and Costello Funeral Home. Evelyn was a very loving and caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was the treasurer of the St. John the Baptist Society for many years and was also active in the Ladies of St. Anne and the Daughters of Isabella of St. James Parish. Evelyn was a communicant of St. James Church in Danielson. She was an avid walker, whist card player and loved to do crossword puzzles. On the occasion of her 100th Birthday, she was recognized and congratulated by the President of the United States, the Killingly Town Council and the Borough of Danielson, which designated October 15, 2014 as “Evelyn Gagnon Day”. Evelyn enjoyed traveling. In her later years, she cruised the Caribbean, the British Isles, the Mediterranean and the Baltic Sea. During World War II, she also assisted by folding bandages for the Red Cross.
Evelyn leaves two daughters Elaine Lippke and Louise Costello and her husband Donald all of Danielson; her grandsons Christopher (Julie) Lippke of Canterbury and Attorney Timothy Costello of Vernon; her step-grandchildren Kimberley Costello of Manchester, Christine Abreu (Christopher) of Farmington, Dr. Donald Costello (Courtney) of New Orleans, LA; her great granddaughters Elizabeth Lippke and Alexandra Lippke of Canterbury; her step great grandchildren Mallory of Des Moines, IA, Elise Abreu and Mae Abreu of Farmington, Charles Costello and Bishop Costello of New Orleans, LA. She also leaves several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband Evelyn was predeceased by two brothers, five sisters and her grandson Michael Lippke.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 12:00 PM (Noon) at St. James Church, 12 Franklin Street, Danielson, CT. Burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Danielson, CT. A Calling Hour will be Saturday from 10:30 to 11:30 AM at Gagnon and Costello Funeral Home, 33 Reynold Street, Danielson, CT. Donations may be made in Evelyn’s memory to St. James Church, 12 Franklin Street, Danielson, CT 06239. Share a memory at www.gagnonandcostellofh.com