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Marguerite Megaw Evans, 96, Former Greenwich Teacher

Marguerite Megaw Evans
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GREENWICH, Conn. – Marguerite Megaw Evans of Greenwich died Jan. 19, with family by her side. She was 96.

Born Jan. 4, 1917, in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was a daughter of William Francis and Marguerite Loughran Straukamp. She graduated from Packer Collegiate Institute and Trinity College in Washington, D.C., in 1939. She married Henry Wallum Megaw in 1942. He died in 1974.

Evans raised seven children in Greenwich and was a member of the Junior League of Greenwich, Belle Haven Club.  She was a board member of Greenwich Health. She earned a master’s degree in teaching from Manhattanville College.

She served as chair of the English department at Convent of the Sacred Heart in Greenwich.

In 1981, she married Robert Evans and moved to Carmel, Calif. She volunteered at the Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula, where she became president of the 700-member auxiliary.

A Nurse of the Year Award was started at the hospital in her honor. She was an active member of Carmelite Monastery, where she was a member of the Order of Carmelite Discalced Secular chapter, a director of formation and on the council. Evans was a board member of the Carmel Foundation.

After her husband’s death in 2008, she returned to the East Coast.

She is survived by six children, David Megaw, of Glastonbury, Conn., Heather (Al) Murphy, of Radnor, Pa., Jane (Jim) Nyce, of Wilton, John (Meredith) Megaw, of Riverdale, N.Y., Marie (Vincent) Rubino, of Riverside, and Mark (Karyl-Leigh) Megaw, of Wayne, Pa.; 15 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a daughter, Anne; a daughter-in-law, Hilda; and a sister, Marie Cooke.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Jan. 29, at St. Catherine of Siena Church in Riverside. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery in Greenwich.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Carmelite Monastery of Carmel, 27601 Highway One, Carmel, CA 93923, or Staying Put in New Canaan, 58 Pine Street, New Canaan, CT 06840.

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