Evelyn May Orlando
August 7, 1932 – November 3, 2019
Evelyn M. Orlando passed away on Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 at the age of 87.
She was the beloved wife of William (Bill) Orlando, loving mother of Andrew Orlando of Cordelia, California and Amy (Mauro) Petrucci of Novi, Michigan, cherished grandmother of Nicolas, Christina, Dominic and Jack. Evelyn was predeceased by her dear husband Bill, her parents Malcom and Alda Davison, and many loved ones.
Evelyn was the only child born to Malcom and Alda Davison in Conneaut Ohio on August 7, 1932. She moved to Detroit Michigan in 1956 where she met her husband Bill while working in the Fisher Building. They were married April 20, 1957. After raising her family, Evelyn worked as an administrative assistant at Ward Presbyterian Church in Livonia for over 30 years. She also served as a deacon for several years. Evelyn and Bill enjoyed life together! They traveled and spent lots of time with family and friends. Florida was a special place for them through the winter months, as they both loved the outdoors, especially the beach and ocean. Her greatest joy in her later years was spending time with her four grandchildren. She was a woman of great faith, always looking at the positive side of things, praying, and knowing that God will take care of everything. And now, we have a very special angel watching over us.
A visitation for Evelyn will be held Wednesday, November 6, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Harry J Will Funeral Homes, 37000 W. Six Mile Road, Livonia, Michigan 48152. A funeral in state will occur Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Ward Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 40000 W Six Mile Rd, Northville, Michigan 48168 with a funeral service at 11:00 AM.
Contributions in Evelyn's memory may be made to American Heart Association and Alzheimer's Association.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at the online guestbook for the Orlando family.
- William (Bill) Orlando, Husband (deceased)
- Andrew Orlando, Son
- Amy (Mauro) Petrucci, Daughter
- Nicolas, Christina, Dominic and Jack, Grandchildren
- Malcom and Alda Davison, Parents (deceased)
- American Heart Association
- Alzheimer's Association
- Visitation Wednesday, November 6, 2019
- Funeral In State Thursday, November 7, 2019
- Funeral Service Thursday, November 7, 2019
Evelyn May Orlando
Gale and Gino Ledda
November 8, 2019
Evelyn and Bill were the most wonderful neighbors. Evelyn had a smile that would melt your heart, such a warm and sincere lady. We were unaware of her passing, coming across her obituary quite by accident the morning after her funeral, while searching for another person's obituary. We would have wanted to be there to say goodbye to this lovely lady and are so sorry that we missed the opportunity. Our most sincere condolences to everyone in her family. Evelyn will always be a fond remembrance of our time together as close neighbors, as will Bill.
November 4, 2019
What a wonderful woman Evelyn was, we are all grateful for having her in our lives, my family and I sends our prayers and thoughts.
Bruno, Lauri, Anthony, Adriana & Micaela