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Evelyn M. (Holtsclaw) Philie, age 91, of Newton, formerly of Quincy, passed away peacefully at the Stone Institute in Newton, Tuesday, May 1, 2012. She was born in Bloomfield, IN to Albert and Stella (Degnan) Holtsclaw and was married to Arthur J. Philie in 1942 until his death in 1988. Evelyn graduated from the Burdett School of Business after graduating from Quincy High School, Class of 1938 and worked as a stenographer for several years before starting a family. She was a warm and loving mother to Patricia L. Zettelmier, who lives in Coos Bay, OR with her husband John and Carolyn A. Tinsley, who lives in Sterling with her husband, David. She is survived by ten grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren and she was also grandmother of the late Michael D.E. Zettelmier. Her best friends who predeceased her were: Margaret Gaudreau, Mary Tocchio and Cora Calderwood. At the request of the family, a private funeral Mass was celebrated in Sacred Heart Church, North Quincy, Friday, May 4. Interment services followed at Blue Hill Cemetery in Braintree where she was laid to rest with her husband and mother. For those who wish, donations in Evelyns memory may be made to the Stone Institute Resident Council Fund, 277 Elliot St., Newton, MA 02464 or to the . Arrangements under the direction of the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Ave., Quincy. You are invited to visit ww.thesweeenybrothers.com or call 617-472-6344.

Published in The Newton Tab from May 3 to May 10, 2012
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