Word has been received that Regina M. McEvoy of Romeoville, Illinois, formerly of Falmouth, died May 10 from complications of COVID-19. She was 63.
She was the eldest of the 11 children of Regina C. McEvoy of Falmouth and John T. McEvoy, who died in September.
She was born in Quincy and moved to Falmouth in the early 1960s. A member of the Class of 1975 at Falmouth High School, she was an accomplished student and a pitcher for the Clippers varsity softball team. She furthered her education at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, graduating in 1979 with a bachelor’s degree in botany.
Ms. McEvoy channeled her creative talents in a variety of ways: she was a competitive ballroom dancer for many years and took great pride in her gardens filled with spectacularly colored floral displays. She further showcased her artistic expression through the elaborate floral arrangements she made for each sibling’s wedding.
An avid scrapbooker, she was especially proud of her 20-year second career as a Creative Memories consultant and her wide network of customers.
Although Ms. McEvoy never married or had children of her own, she was the much-loved “Aunt Gina” of many nieces and nephews.
She treasured time on Cape Cod nestled in a beach chair reading a good romance novel with the waves lapping at her toes.
In addition to her mother, she leaves five brothers, Christopher P. McEvoy, Mark F. McEvoy, Kevin T. McEvoy, Richard M. McEvoy and Sean J. McEvoy; five sisters, Marjorie A. Egan, Kathleen P. Allen, Michelle E. Gonzalez, Suzie Stamp and Jackie Hogan; and her many nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will take place in Falmouth and Chicagoland at a later date when family members and friends can safely honor her memory.