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Patricia J. Evans (nee Sheehan)

August 12, 2020

Visitation: THURSDAY, September 29, 2016: 4-8 pm at The Dietrich Funeral Homes, Inc., 2480 Kensington Ave., Amherst.
Service: FRIDAY, September 30, 2016: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am at. St. Stephens Church, Grand Island. EVANS – Patricia J. (Sheehan)
September 26, 2016; beloved wife of
the late Richard J. Evans Sr.; loving
mother of Richard J. (Maria) Evans Jr.,
Mary (Mark) Pitirri, Julie Evans, Ellen
(Tony) Sirianni, David (Cathy), Dennis
(Sue) Evans; dear grandmother of 17;
sister of Dr. Thomas (Janet), Brian
(Sandi), Joseph Sheehan and the late
Timothy Sheehan; sister-in-law of
Marion Sheehan and Donna (Evans) Phillips;
also survived by many nieces, nephews
and cousins. Family and friends may call
Thursday 4-8 PM at the DIETRICH FUNERAL
HOME, INC., 2480 Kensington Ave.,
Amherst. A Mass of Christian Burial
will be celebrated on Friday at 10 AM
at St. Stephens Church, 2100 Baseline
Rd., Grand Island, NY 14072. Please
assemble at Church. In lieu of flowers,
memorials may be made to Juvenile
Diabetes Foundation or American
Heart Assn. Online condolences at March 27, 1932 – Sept. 26, 2016 Patricia J. Evans, former principal at Buffalo Public School 61, died Monday at Bristol Village, Clarence Center, after a brief illness. She was 84. The former Patricia Sheehan graduated from Mount St. Mary Academy. She received her bachelor of arts degree from Daemen College and continued her education, earning a master’s degree in education and one in administration from Buffalo State College. She had a lifelong career in education, beginning in 1957 as an elementary school teacher at Buffalo Public School 8. After raising her children, she returned to education as a substitute teacher at Early Childhood School 61 and moved into a permanent teacher position with pre-K students. She taught for several years at School 61 before being promoted to assistant principal and then principal. She encouraged the community to become involved early in a child’s education, by establishing a Grandparents Day at School 61. She also worked to involve community leaders in the school with her link with F.A.T.H.E.R.S (Fathers Armed Together To Help Educate Restore and Save), a group whose members participate in projects to improve the school and neighborhood environment. Her husband of 28 years, Richard Evans, died in 1988. She is survived by three sons, Richard Jr., David and Dennis; three daughters, Mary, Julie and Ellen; and 17 grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Stephen Church, 2100 Baseline Road, Grand Island.


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