Obituaries 10-19-2023

Evelyn Mary Scoville

Very Connected to the Charlestown Community, Her Greatest Joy Was To Spend Time With Her Daughter, Her Family and Friends

Evelyn Mary Scoville, 60, passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully, in Charlestown on Monday, October 9.

She was born January 17, 1963 in Detroit, MI to Laurence M. Scoville, Jr and Lynn Bayne Johnston and grew up in Grosse Pointe, MI. She was a graduate of University Liggett School and Hamilton College. On June 28, 2005 Evie became Mom to her beloved daughter, Laura Grace.

Evie founded Scoville Solutions, a talent management consulting firm focused on the legal industry in 2015 after 20+ years’ experience in legal personnel at Choate Hall & Stewart, WilmerHale, and Dewey Ballantine. Before joining the legal profession, Evie spent three years as an administrator at the Hackley School in Tarrytown, N.Y., where she also taught English, served as an advisor and coached the girls’ varsity lacrosse team. Active in professional associations and her local community, Evie is a past member of the National Association for Law Placement’s Ethics and Standards Committee and is a past president of the Massachusetts Area Legal Recruitment Association.

Evie felt very connected to the Charlestown community. She and Laura were committed volunteers for Gardens for Charlestown and faithful members of St. John’s Episcopal Church where she was a former member of the vestry and served on various committees. She was a former chair of the board of directors and a coach of the Charlestown (Mass.) Lacrosse and Learning Center. She loved being with her community especially at Halloween when she hosted her extended family for trick or treating in Monument Square.

Evie loved playing lacrosse for her high school, and at Hamilton College where she still holds the goalie record for Single Season Goals Against Average. She grew up a Detroit sports fan and became an avid and loyal fan of all Boston sports teams. However, she was the biggest cheerleader and fan at all her daughter’s, nieces’ and nephew’s choir performances, dance recitals, school and sporting events. And she found special pride and enjoyment watching Laura perform with the Boston Children’s Chorus. Evie’s greatest joy was to spend time with her daughter, her family and friends.

She is survived by her daughter, Laura Grace, and her brothers: Laurence McConway of Scoville, III and his wife, Lynne Connor Scoville of Ann Arbor, MI, Robert Johnston Scoville and his wife, Sarah Allen Scoville of Bedford, MA and her five adored nieces and nephew; Louise, Katherine, Andrew, Lucy and Evelyn. She was predeceased by her parents, Laurence and Lynn Scoville, Jr.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 21 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 27 Devens St., Charlestown with a reception at St. John’s immediately after the service. Parking attendants will be provided.

In lieu of flowers and in honor of Evie, memorial donations may be made to: Boston Children’s Chorus, 20 Old Colony Avenue, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02127 or St. John’s Episcopal Church, 27 Devens St., Charlestown, MA 02129.

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