Evelyn Marion Lussier, age 90, of Park Avenue, Lyndonville, Vt., passed away with her family surrounding her at Susie Greaves Homecare in Lyndonville on Wednesday, May 29, 2019.
Evelyn was born in Sheffield, Vt., on Dec. 28, 1928, daughter to the late Eddie and Iola (Sheldon) Walker. She grew up in Sheffield and went to Lyndon Institute where she graduated with the Class of 1948. On June 28, 1952, she married Roger Reginald Lussier becoming a wife and mother to 5 children.
She worked for years alongside Roger in many businesses over the years, but her family was always first and foremost in her life. Evelyn sparked a new happiness when she became a grandmother. She adored her 15 grandchildren and each one was her favorite. Then Evelyn was blessed with 37 great-grandchildren, who enjoyed many years with their Great Memere at her home and camp. Evelyn was the family historian for both sides of the family; family reunions were very important to her and she was the organizer for her family and Roger’s. And true to her passion she put together life history binders for each of her children filled with history, stories and many pictures.
Her home was always an open door for family of all generations to pop in and visit. She still kept children’s toys and goodies for every age. There was no chance of ever selling the family home because it was centrally located and easy for everyone to visit. In Evelyn’s later years a granddaughter gifted her with two tiny kittens from an abandoned litter, they were named Mary and Joseph. The cats brought much joy and fun to Evelyn and all her family.
Evelyn is survived by 4 children: Reginald Lussier (Heidi) of Kirby, Kathleen Pearl (Ronald) of Lyndonville, Richard R. Lussier of Lyndonville and David Lussier (Lise) also of Lyndonville, 2 sisters: Betty Burt (Harold) of Sheffield, Joanna Tanner of Sheffield; 15 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She is predeceased by her beloved husband of 62 years, Roger, her son: Steven R. Lussier and 3 siblings: Gordon Walker, Willie Walker and Goldie Paquin.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Curtis Miller at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 7, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Church where she was a longtime member. A luncheon will follow at Kathy Pearl’s home. Burial will be private at the William Dexter Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Sheffield Historical Society, 5588 VT Route 122, Sheffield, VT 05866 and the Kingdom Animal Shelter (a cat adoption shelter) at 1161 Portland St., St. Johnsbury, VT 05819.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.guibordfh.com.