Evelyn (Elliott) Darby

Evelyn (Elliott) Darby, 84, of Manchester, beloved wife of the late Earl F. Darby, passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2014.

Evelyn was born Sept. 9, 1929, in Hartford, daughter of William J. and Mary E. (Clifford) Elliott. She was raised in Glastonbury and moved to Manchester where she has resided for most of her life. She loved to read novels, and was an avid fan of the UConn men's and women's basketball.

Evelyn is survived by her loving family, two daughters, Colleen Temple, and her husband, Stephen, of Manchester, and Melissa Smith, and her husband, George, and their children, Leslie Smith of Flower Mound, Texas, and Taylor Smith of Seattle, Washington. Also surviving are several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Besides her husband and parents, Evelyn was predeceased by two sisters, Frances B. Leach, Ethel Damon; and a brother, William Bennett.

Family and friends are invited to attend calling hours at Holmes Funeral Home, 400 Main St., Manchester, on Saturday, June 28, from 10 a.m. to noon followed with a funeral service at noon. Burial will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to 538 Preston Ave., P.O. Box 1004, Meriden, CT 06450; or , 2080 Silas Deane Highway 2nd Floor, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.

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(860) 643-2441

Published in Journal Inquirer from June 27 to July 1, 2014