NEW HAMPTON — John E. Evans 80, of Straits Road, passed away peacefully at home on the farm with his loved ones by his side on March 16, 2014 following a period of failing health. Born in Billerica, Mass. on June 22, 1933 he was the son of John and Agnes Julia [Keeler] Evans.
John was a graduate of Revere, Mass. High School, following his school years he served his country in the U.S. Navy. After serving his country he relocated to New Hampton with his family. While in New Hampton he was employed for more than 27 years with the State of New Hampshire Department of Transportation. He was a member of the NRA, he enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing with his dearest friends. He also greatly enjoyed walking and being outside, well known as the man who walked to the store every day to get his newspaper.
John was predeceased by his parents, and his long time significant other of 54 years, Ms. Viola Blake. He is survived by family and loved ones Charles and Verna Keeler, Joan Blake, Andy and Edna Blake, Beth and Eric Anderson, Peter and Melanie Blake, Annette and Harry Lindburger and many other cherished loved ones.
A graveside service will be held in the spring at the New Hampton Village Cemetery. The Dupuis Funeral Home of Ashland is handling arrangements, for more info go to dupuisfuneralhome.com.