Evelyn Frances Reyer

Evelyn Frances Reyer

Evelyn Frances Reyer of Riverhead died Aug. 29 at the age of 96.

She was born July 7, 1921, in the Bronx to Edward Martin and Ethel Byrne.

She married Eugene A. Reyer on Jan. 7, 1945.

Evelyn retired from Swezey’s Department Store. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church in Riverhead, where she was a Eucharistic minister and volunteered at the food pantry. She stopped volunteering at the age of 90, the year she stopped driving.

Evelyn was known for praying with her rosary beads a couple of times a day. Everyone knew to call Evelyn because she would always pray for anyone who asked. Evelyn loved the New York Yankees and would watch them play on television. She also enjoyed reading and playing cards with her friends.

Her husband and sisters Virginia and Dolores predeceased her. She is survived by her sister Miriam Sheehan and her children, Jeanne Reyer (Mary), Robert Reyer (Kathleen), Edward Reyer (Janet), Nancy Reyer, and Fran Johnson (Curtis); 11 grandchildren, Marie Cardinal Hentschel (Marcus), Raymond Cardinal Jr., Lisa Fox (Rob), Lauren Pawlowski (Stan), Robert Reyer (Jessica), Kevin Reyer, Eddie Reyer (Carmen), Kimberly Reyer, Mary Rollins (Danny), Kristopher Smalls and Michael Hubbard; and 14 great-grandchildren, Madeline Reeves, Max Hentschel, Anaya Johnson, Brianna Fox, Connor Fox, Justin Fox, Matthew Hamilton, Tiara Reyer, Isabelle Reyer, Collin Reyer, Olivia Reyer, Cameron Reyer, Mackenzie Rollins and Kaylee Rollins. She is also survived by nieces and nephews.

The family will receive visitors Thursday, Aug. 31,  from 7 to 9 p.m. at Tuthill-Mangano Funeral Home in Riverhead. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 1, at St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church in Riverhead, the Rev. Lawrence Duncklee officiating. Interment will take place at Calverton National Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Peconic Bay Medical Center Northwell Health, new cardiac wing, 1300 Roanoke Ave., Riverhead, NY 11901.

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