Evelyn Janet Kalil

June 24, 1929October 7, 2021

Kalil, Evelyn Janet (McLay), 92 of Harwich, MA better known as Evvie to friends and family, passed away peacefully at McCarthy Care Center on October 7, 2021. She was the daughter of the late Bill and Evelyn McLay and the devoted wife of the late George Kalil for 65 years. Born in Andover, Evvie graduated from Punchard High School. She and George married in 1952 and had two beautiful daughters, Patty and Janny. The family would enjoy fishing on White Pond in NH or fishing off the rocks in York, ME when staying at the family cottage the BEEP (the letters of which stood for her family – Bill, Evelyn, Evelyn and Pat). Evvie attended the Andover Free Christian Church where she sang for many years in the choir. Evvie loved music! She loved going to see her daughter-in-law Christa performing locally and knew all the words of every song. When she and George moved to the Cape in 1989, she took up cross-stitch and was very good, specializing in images of her Scottish heritage. Evvie had a dry humor and loved to laugh. In younger days, she loved swimming, reading, playing bingo and trolling for trout or ice fishing at Great Bay with husband George. In later years, she loved scratch tickets and going for rides with her daughter Patty, especially to Red River Beach to feed the seagulls. She also enjoyed listening to her daughter Janet read to her almost daily with her beloved cat Koko on her lap. She also enjoyed catching up with her son-in-law Charlie on the latest scores of recent sport events. Betting may or may not have been present at those times!! Besides Evvie’s children, Patricia Breen and husband Charlie Breen, Janet Kalil and wife Christa Dulude, she is also survived by her sister Pat St.Aubin, sister-in-law Carol Brennan and many wonderful nieces, nephews and cousins. The character and heart of this lovely woman will be truly missed. There will be a private gathering of friends and family to celebrate Evvie’s life. For on-line condolences, please visit In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to McCarthy Care Center 73 Service Road Sandwich, MA 02537.


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Susan Rand Boutwell

October 11, 2021

I treasure wonderful memories of Auntie Evvie and Uncle George at White Pond with the Smiths, Giaquintas, and my folks, Fran and Dave Rand. Later, I was lucky to spend summers working at B.G. Peck with Auntie. She was a positive, fun-loving woman. Condolences to Jannie and Patty and their families.

Christine (Lonardo)

October 11, 2021

I have such nice memories of cousin Evvie especially during the summers at York Beach. Her Mom, Aunty Ev is my grandmother Dorothy's sister.
My condolences to her entire family.

Carol Kyser

October 8, 2021

So sorry to hear of the passing of my Aunty Eve. I have so many memories of family gatherings at there house in Andover Mass. Going swimming in the pool, playing on the big hill. Growing up with my cousins Patty & Janet. I remember her playing her Ukulele. I remember her cats that would go fishing for her guppies and her canaries. Sorry that we hadn't been close for many years but have always had Love ❤for you all. My Condolences.