Published DateGILFORD — Evelyn E. (Nicholas) Bastille, 94, of 580A Cherry Valley Road, died at the St. Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Laconia on Wednesday, April 24, 2013. She was the widow of Edward C. Bastille.
Mrs. Bastille was born December 8, 1918 in Winchendon, Mass., the daughter of the late Bryan and Emma Irons Nicholas. She resided in Worcester, Mass for 50 years where she was an L.P.N. and owner/operator of the Highland Manor Rest Home. She and her husband retired in August 1980, at which time their son Richard and daughter-in-law Maurine took over Highland Manor, operating it until 2006, when they and Evelyn moved to Gilford, NH.
Mrs. Bastille was a member of the Laconia Congregational Church UCC, and previously, a very active member of the Central Congregational Church, Worcester. She was past president of the American Legion Post in Baldwinsville, Mass, member of the Massachusetts Rest Home Association and past officer of the Quota Club of Worcester. She was a proud member of the Wing Family of America. She enjoyed travel, playing bridge, crossword puzzles, loved music, theater, her summer cottage in Saco, ME, and most of all, loved people; a fresh pot of coffee always available for friends and family.
Survivors include four sons, Rev. Dr. Edward C. Bastille, Jr. and wife Louise of Gilford, NH, Richard B. Bastille and wife Maurine of Gilford, NH, David A. Bastille and wife Susan of Saco, ME, and James J. Bastille and wife Sandra of Saco, ME; seven grandchildren: Daniel, Christine, Carrie, Kelly, Kimberly, Caleb, and Michelle. Six great-grandchildren: Jesse, Evan, Daniel, Avery, Johnathan and Jacob; twenty-four nieces; thirty-three nephews; and two much loved sisters, Dorothy Grimes of Worcester, MA and Georgianna Favreau of Baldwinsville, MA. Mrs. Bastille was predeceased by a brother, Bryan O. Nicholas II.
Calling hours will be held on May 1 from 1-2 p.m. at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. A Memorial Service will follow at 2 p.m. also at the Funeral Home.
Burial will be on May 2 at 1 p.m. in the family lot at Worcester County Memorial Park in Paxton, Mass.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 1 Bedford Farms Drive, Suite 105 Bedford, NH 03110 . Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N. H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.