Brendan J. Evans
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Retired Court Administrator,
Ayer District Court
CHELMSFORD -- Brendan J. Evans, 71, of Chelmsford, a member of a well-known Greater Lowell family, died Friday morning, at D'Youville Senior Care in Lowell surrounded by his loving family.
He was the beloved husband of Judy (Cunningham) Evans with whom he would have celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary on September 17, 2013.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, September 27, 1941, the son of the late James J. and the late Edna (Ryan) Evans, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School with the Class of 1961. Brendan went on to attend Lowell Technological Institute (now known as UMass Lowell).
A veteran of the Vietnam War, Brendan proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army.
Before retirement, Brendan was Court Administrator for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the Ayer District Court where he served for over 30 years.
A loyal parishioner of St. Patrick Parish in Lowell, Brendan enjoyed participating in some of the Irish shows over the years, and was a former member of the Lowell Lodge of Elks.
A proud grandfather, he cherished his time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
An avid Red Sox fan, Brendan also enjoyed his music.
Besides his wife, Brendan is survived by his daughter, Brenda I. Evans and her husband, Joss Stubblefield of Townsend; two sons, Timothy C. Evans and his wife, Betsy of West Roxbury, and Sean M. Evans of Billerica; three grandchildren, twins, Jack and Iris Stubblefield and Abigail Duggan; a sister, Phyllis Panagiotareas of Lowell; and many nieces and nephews.
He was also the brother of the late Carol Evans who died April 21, 2013, and the late Rita Totten and the late Ann Gacek.
EVANS -- In Lowell, MA, September 6, 2013, at D'Youville, Brendan J. Evans of Chelmsford, beloved husband of Judy (Cunningham) Evans. Friends may call at the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at FLETCHER from 4 to 8 P.M. Monday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Memorial Mass to be celebrated Tuesday morning at ST. PATRICK CHURCH at 10 o'clock. PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. Committal Services will be private. E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the VNA Hospice of Greater Lowell, 336 Central St., Lowell, MA 01852. Arrangements by Funeral Directors, James F. O'Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
J.F. O'Donnell & Sons Funeral Home
276 Pawtucket Street
Lowell, MA 01854
Published in Lowell Sun on Sept. 8, 2013