Evelyn Armfield – Lincoln

Evelyn Armfield – Lincoln

Evelyn Armfield, 73, of Lincoln, R.I., passed away peacefully on Friday, June 19, 2020, with her children by her side after complications from a stroke.

Evelyn, also known to those close to her as Evie or Ev, was born on January 27, 1947, in Central Falls, R.I. She graduated from the University of Rhode Island and earned a master‘s degree in education. She taught elementary school in the same Central Falls schools where her lifelong love of education and teaching began. She shared limitless love and tireless dedication to her daughter Michelle who inspired her to be a strong advocate for those with disabilities. For the last 30 years, she spent much of her spare time working and volunteering for the diocese for the Special Religious Education (SPRED) program and being a catechist to special friends. Evelyn was also a member of the Lincoln Council of the Arts, and the St. Jude’s Parish Council.

Ev lived in Lincoln for the past 50 years where she raised the children that were the light of her life. She enjoyed “going on adventures”: exploring New England, taking many trips with her son to tour national parks, or to visit her daughter and grandkids in California. Grammy’s passion for children and education shone bright when having tea parties with Magen, sock puppet plays with Jake, or setting up pretend seashell and rock stores with both. She was known by family, friends, and neighbors to always be outside tending to her many beautiful gardens, only stopping occasionally to enjoy a cup of tea.

Evelyn is predeceased by daughter Michelle and survived by her son, Eric Armfield, daughter Jennifer and son-in-law Jeff Reichuber, her two grandchildren, Magen and Jake, as well as the father of her children Joseph Armfield.

Evelyn, the youngest of 10 siblings, was predeceased by siblings Wasfy, Joseph, Joan, Florinda, Elias Jr., John and Leon. She leaves behind sisters Mary Theresa Choquette, Fariza Coningford, and her brother, Father Joseph Koury. She was the proud aunt and great-aunt to many nieces and nephews, family meant so much to her.

In lieu of flowers, please choose a donation in Evelyn’s honor to the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation, umdf.org .

Her funeral mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at 10 a.m., at St. Jude Church, 301 Front St., Lincoln. Burial immediately after will be private. Due to the current circumstances, a celebration of life will be held at a later time. For the guestbook, visit www.LincolnFuneralHome.org .