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Eva Antoinette (Clarke) Savage, 86, of Melbourne Beach, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2013. During eight weeks of resting at home, she lovingly prepared her family and friends for her journey home to heaven and into the arms of her loving husband Tim of over 60 years.
She was born and lived in Worcester, MA until 1980 when she moved to Cocoa Beach, eventually settling in Melbourne Beach. The majority of her career was in the hospitality industry, Memorial Hospital and Comfort Inn and Suites of Cocoa Beach.
Eva was a pistol…a spark plug…a pied piper, who collected people from all backgrounds and ages. The love she showed was immeasurable and blessings flowed.
After retirement she became a tireless volunteer for the South Brevard Women's Center a facility that aids battered and homeless women and their children. Most of her work was at the Centers fundraising retail outlet Furniture and More. Among her more memorable duties was Mrs. Clause at Christmas-time when she helped children pick out gifts for their family. For her overall efforts she received the Centers volunteer of the year award. She loved her Friday night cards at the "White House" with her special group of friends, on Tuesdays she would be dining with the "Divas" at Villa Palma and of course, karaoke night. "Danny-boy", her Havense dog was her constant side kick.
She leaves her daughter, Paula Savage of Melbourne Beach; her son, Timothy Savage Jr. and daughter-in-law, Holli Savage of Calhoun, GA; grandson, T. Patrick Savage III and great-granddaughter, Abigail of Bristol, TN; sister, Dorothy Brooks and brother, Robert Clark of Worcester, MA; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be held on Friday, May 3rd at 1pm at Immaculate Conception Church. Immediately following will be a memorial gathering at the Loggerhead Restaurant from 2 to 6pm. Both in Melbourne Beach on A1A.
In keeping with her wishes, her family requests donations to The South Brevard Women's Center, in lieu of flowers.
Anyone wishing to share a memory, send the family a message or place a memorial donation is asked to please visit Eva's guestbook at www.beachfuneralhome.com.
Published in FLORIDA TODAY on Apr. 21, 2013