Evangeline Theresa Howcroft

1918 - 2015

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EvangelineHowcroftEvangeline Theresa (Sakalinski) Howcroft of Lowell, MA died Monday, February 16, 2015 at Willow Manor Nursing Home in Lowell.
She was married to the late Howard E. Howcroft who died in April of 1974. Born in Lowell, MA on April 4, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Antonina (Suslowich) Sakalinski. She was a graduate of Lowell High School with the class of 1936 where she was a Girl Officer.
Evangeline was employed over the years as a Lowell City Hall Employee. She was a member of St. Joseph Lithuanian Church in Lowell and also a communicant of St. Margaret’s Church of Lowell where she was also a member of the Sodality.
Evangeline was an avid shopper and an animal lover. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and doing crafts.
She is survived by a daughter Elizabeth Matthews and her husband, Michael Forsley of Lowell a son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Dorothy Howcroft of Chelmsford, six cherished grandchildren, Bryan, Steven, and David Matthews, Brenda Meserevy-Bala, Aaron Matthews, and Keith Howcroft, three great-grandchildren as well as many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.
She was predeceased by her brothers, Francis Sakalinski of Lowell, John Sakalinski of Medfield, MA; and her sister, Alice Kapala of Lowell. The family would like to thank the staff at Willow Manor for their care and kindness during her stay there.
Visiting hours are Thursday morning from 10:00 a.m. until the Funeral Service at 12:00 Noon at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD. Burial will be private. Memorials may be made in her name to the Charity of one’s choice. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com

5 Condolences for Evangeline Theresa Howcroft

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    Mary Grady


    Betty, Michael and family, you are in our prayers tonight for the loss of your mother. Betty you gave her everything that you could and then some and sometimes we feel that still is not enough. Your mother always knew how to get in touch with you and she knew that anytime she could just go down stairs and you would be there that must have been very comforting for her to know that if you went home for the night tomorrow you would be back. Celebrate her life now and let her go in peace and now she can watch over you and yours.

    Sorry for your loss but happy that now she is really living. I wonder if she will see Willow?


    Mary & Jean

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    Thank you for your thoughtfulness for ever in my thoughts.

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    Sheryl Matthews


    Aunt Betty and Cousins, I am sorry for the passing of your Mother and Grandmother. My thoughts and prayers are for all of you.

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    Roland Santos


    Brian: Sorry to hear about the passing of you mother. I haven’t seen you in about 30 years.

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    joan gonzalez


    Sorry for ur lose i have been looking for her for years she was my daughter yvette godmother she was a good friend

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