John R. Evans, 83, formerly of Southborough

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John R. EvansSouth Portland, Maine – John R. Evans, 83, of South Portland, Maine and formerly of Southborough, passed away October 3, 2019 at his new home, surrounded by his family, after a long courageous battle with cancer. He was the loving and devoted husband of the late Mercedes (Halley) Evans, who passed away in 2011.

He was born and raised in St John’s, Newfoundland. After marrying Mercedes, they moved to Southborough to raise their family.

John was the owner and operator of Evans Courier Service for over 30 years.

The greatest joys in his life came from being a husband, father and grandfather (Papa). Second to that was his love of Newfoundland, a place he never ceased calling “Home.”

He is survived by his children, Diane Bacon and Robert Evans and his wife Nancy, all of Portland, Maine; his siblings, Doug Evans of Newfoundland; Marion Fojan and Barbara Struck, both of Michigan; his granddaughters, Michaela and Andrea Bacon and Lindsey (Bacon) Kwarteng and her husband DJ; several nieces and nephews; and was especially close to his nephew, Jim Halley and his wife Kristin. He was predeceased by his brother, Gordon Evans.

Calling hours will be held Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St., Southborough. A private funeral service will immediately follow. Burial will be in the Southborough Rural Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in his memory to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave., Brookline, MA 02215.

To leave words of condolence to the family, please visit www.morrisSouthboroughfuneral.com.