OBITUARY

Joseph Evola

June 5, 1937October 14, 2021
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Joseph F. Evola of Grosse Pointe Woods passed away at home, with his wife Carroll by his side, on October 14th after a brief illness.

Joe, the fiercely proud and loving son of Salvatore and Margaret Evola, was predeceased by his parents, his big brother Sam Evola and his little sister JoAnn (Matt) Locricchio.

Joe is survived by his wife of 61 years, Carroll, his daughter Anne (Peter) Hurtubise, son Joe (Amy) Evola, daughter Melissa (Chris) Price, grandchildren Joe, Tagg & Lily Hurtubise, Courtney (Ryan) McLaughlin, Aaron (Kayla) Evola and Harry Price as well as great granddaughter Emery Evola and Baby McLaughlin. Joe is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews as well as friends in and out of the boating community.

Visitation will be held at A.H. Peters in Grosse Pointe Woods from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 24th and a memorial service will immediately follow from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. A celebration of life will follow the memorial with details provided at the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice of Michigan (www.hom.org/donate) in recognition of their exceptional and compassionate care of Joe and his family.

Services

  • Memorial Visitation

    Sunday, October 24, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Sunday, October 24, 2021

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Clark Johnson

October 26, 2021

Hi Carroll,

You don't remember me, Madam Mayor. However, I was a customer of Joe's on several occasions over the years. He would light up when I walked into his office at the marina as he knew I was ready to trade. That meant two deals, not just one. I can't tell you how many times we did business, but it was always a delight. Of course, he convinced me, or the firm, to spend more than we should have, but always a profit was ultimately made. No harm, no foul. On top of that, we sent business to one another and during some of the early years kept one another..., ahem..., afloat [sorry about that, I learned it from Joe]. People are probably writing in with great laments and sorrow. Me, I remember the good times with your wonderful husband and the great fortune I had in knowing him.

Best your way,

Clark Cumings Johnson

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Steve Hamilton

October 25, 2021

Carroll,

I just learned of Joe's passing. I am so sorry for your loss. You have my deepest sympathy.

Your neighbor,
Steve Hamilton

Dottie & Gary Miller

October 20, 2021

When we think of Joe, we remember him as a warm and jovial friend, with a love of family, boats and specialty automobiles who was an excellent story teller.
We extend our deepest sympathy to Carroll and family.
So very sorry for your loss.
Love Dottie & Gary

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