Evelyn (DeBassio) Jodoin

Born September 16, 1936 in North Kingstown, Rhode Island
Departed December 22, 2023 in Palm Bay, Florida

Evelyn (DeBassio) Jodoin passed peacefully on Friday, December 22, 2023. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 49 years Alfred and four of her children Clifford, Christine, Steven, and Patrick Daly. She leaves behind her daughter Evelyn with her husband George Kessel of Grant-Valkaria, Florida who were her caregivers for many years. She also leaves her sons Sean Daly and his wife Monica of Cape Canaveral, Florida and Kevin Daly and his wife Barbara of Norton, Massachusetts. She also leaves behind fifteen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

She was born in North Kingstown, Rhode Island on September 16, 1936, to Teresa (Hanbury) and Alexander DeBassio, III. Her mother would fondly tell the story of how she shielded Evelyn during the Great Hurricane of 1938 in their cottage on the beach. Once it passed, their cottage was the only one left still standing.

She grew up in the Mission Hill section of Boston, Massachusetts and attended Mission Church High School, graduating in 1954. She then attended the St. Elizabeth Hospital School of Nursing in Brighton, Massachusetts. She became and spent most of her career as an ER nurse at Norwood Hospital where she developed lifelong friends and was fondly remembered by her children for saying “unless the house is on fire or you’re bleeding to death, NEVER call me at work”.

She spent most of her adult life living in Stoughton, Massachusetts but spent as much time as possible at Horseneck Beach in Westport, Massachusetts. When her husband retired, they moved to Grant, Florida where she lived until her passing. She loved the beach, her family and especially spending time with her grandchildren. Although she will be missed by the family she’s left behind, they all agree she belongs beside her husband, the true love of her life.

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Alice Thomas from Archer wrote on January 15, 2024:
My heart is broken. I have wonderful memories of my dear cousin from Massachusetts to Florida. I will miss our phone calls, laughs, hugs, and cards. I have loved her for more years than I can remember. She was always so loving and interesting to talk with and visit when we were able. My love to all her family and prayers for God's comfort and peace to you. (Boola)
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