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Evelyn ‘Meme’ Clara Ora (LaMothe) Harvey

NORTH CANAAN — Evelyn “Meme” Clara Ora (LaMothe) Harvey, 85, died on June 4, 2011, at Sharon Hospital after a brief illness.

The daughter of the late Anna and Leo LaMothe was born on Dec. 20, 1925, in Georgia, Vt. Meme was a dedicated wife to the late Daniel Karl Harvey. She was an amazing mother, loving grandmother and spirited great-grandmother.

She volunteered for more than 30 years at Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was a talented seamstress and avid reader. She spent her time divided between her homes in North Canaan and North Fort Meyers, Fla.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Ronald L. Baker and Joan M. Segalla Baker, of North Canaan; her daughter, Joyce LaBranche of Torrington; her grandchildren, Keith, Todd, Jaime, Amanda, Corie and Derek; and her 14 great-grandchildren, whom she loved so dearly.

Evelyn was predeceased by her two sons Robert and Jerry Baker.

Calling hours will be held Thursday, June 9, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Newkirk-Palmer Funeral Home in North Canaan. A Mass of Christian burial will follow at 11 a.m. at Saint Joseph’s Church in North Canaan with burial in Saint Joseph’s Cemetery.

Memorial donations can be sent to The Douglas Library, 108 Main St., North Canaan, CT 06018.