Evelyn Greene King

Evelyn Greene King of Riverhead died peacefully Sept. 30 at Peconic Bay Skilled Nursing Facilty in Riverhead. She was 78. 

Born May 14, 1937, to Myron and Evelyn Bennett of Southampton, Evelyn was one of 10 children.

Many locals knew her from The Buttery in Southampton (formerly Margaret’s Rendezvous), where she worked as a waitress for many years.

Known for her quick wit, pleasant smile and zest for life, Evelyn could also be very candid. She was often heard to say “don’t let the door hit you on the way out” if you were rude.

Evelyn loved her family and had a special place in her heart for all of her grandchildren. Some of her favorite pastimes included bingo, gardening, crocheting, going to the beach, catching soft shell crabs, wearing flip flops, collecting frogs in any way, shape or form, drinking a good cup of coffee and enjoying a good meal. She also was a generous person who enjoyed a good time and  loved spending time with with friends and family.

Evelyn was predeceased by her brothers Robert and Harold Bennet and her sisters Dorothy Painter and Beverly McKavish. She is survived by her sisters Joan Kelly of Florida, Barbara Kincaid of Las Vegas, Mary Ellen Renkens of Hampton Bays; her brothers Eugene Bennett of Riverhead and John Bennet of Southampton; her four children, David Green and his wife, Debbie, Kevin Greene and his wife, Pam, Debbie Harrington and Myron Greene; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A service was held Oct. 5 at McLauglin Heppner Funeral Home in Riverhead. A celebration of Evelyn’s life will take place in the near future.

Memorial donations may be made to East End Hospice, P.O. Box 1048, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978.

This is a paid notice.