Evelyn H. McVay

Date of Passing:

December 8, 2022

Evelyn H. McVay, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on December 8, 2022. She was born October 14, 1921 in Providence, RI. She was the daughter of the late Kirke B. Everson and Bertha (Edmonds) Everson. She was the wife of the late Dr. Ernest H. McVay (60 Years).

Evelyn is survived by her four children, Marjorie Mares of Lake Oswego, Oregon, Wayne (Linda) McVay of Plymouth, MA, Kirke (Theresa) McVay of Bennington, Vermont and Capt. E. Howard (Francine) McVay Jr. of Riverside, RI. She leaves 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sister Mary Bove and brother Kirke B. Everson Jr.

Evelyn graduated from RISD and worked as a draft designer at a defense plant in New London during WWII.

After the war she settled on Narragansett Terrace in Riverside, RI where she was active in the Terrace Association, League of Women Voters, Narragansett Terrace Yacht Club, RI Optometric Association, Barrington Baptist Church, Barrington Yacht Club and the Barrington YMCA.

A Private Funeral Service will be held in the Swan Point Cemetery Redwood Chapel, Blackstone Blvd, Providence. A Graveside Burial will follow. Calling Hours and flowers are respectfully omitted.

Online Condolences


  1. To The McVay Family

    We are sorry to hear about the loss of your mom and send deepest sympathies. We remember her as a very sweet, happy lady who always had a smile and loved her walks around the terrace and down to the boat yard. Our condolences to your entire family. She will be missed.

  2. To the McVay Family: I was saddened to hear about the loss of your dear Mom.
    She lived a long and wonderful life.
    I remember both your parents when I was younger and our families sailed together.
    May you find comfort in your memories during this most difficult time.

    Marilyn Shaw

  3. My dear Howie & Francine, I know you took wonderful care of her and you have wonderful memories to hold on to

  4. Dear Jeremy & Kendra,
    We read your grandmother’s obituary in today’s ProJo. She appears to be so happy; I’m sure she gave some of that happiness to others who knew and loved her. Keep us posted on anything you need.
    Anna & Mike

  5. To Howie & the entire family. Please know that our thoughts & prayers are with you in this most difficult time, in particular with the holiday season approaching. May you be comforted by loving memories of your mother and know that she is resting in peace. With deepest sympathy,

  6. So sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed talking with your mom. Remember all the good times with your mom. Our deepest condolences.

  7. Mom, I had the pleasure of knowing you for 77 years, you were a wonderful mother, who always gave us good advice about life. You kept your spirits up even to the end, I had the pleasure of talking to you on the phone the day before you passed into HEAVEN and you were cheerful.
    Your loving son Wayne

  8. Dear Howard,
    Sorry to read about the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Always cherish the good memories!

    Al & Pauline Papino, Homosassa, Florida

  9. Howard,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

  10. Dear “Terrace” McVeys and multi-generation family

    We are sorry for your loss, particularly at just having lost John’s only sibling. We share the mixture of sadness and joy. Loss and the gratitude for fond memories, and peace over a full life well lived. While we knew Evelyn only in her later life, she had great stories of love and youth, and a ready smile.

    May you be comforted by these thoughts and the reminder of the preciousness of each day and each family member, encouraged to service, unity and spiritual renewal.

    John and Diane Ryan
    Narragansett Terrace

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