ALLAGASH - Evelyn McBreairty, 94, wife of the late Albert McBreairty Jr., died Sept. 24, 2012, in Bangor. She was born Feb. 2, 1918, in Allagash, daughter of the late Thomas Pelletier and Edith (Thibodeau) Pelletier.
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Evelyn is survived by her two sons, Lowman McBreairty, and Carney McBreairty and daughter-in-law, Elaine; three daughters, Drinda and Paula McBreairty, both of Bangor, and Debra McBreairty of Allagash; 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers, Louis Pelletier Sr. of Allagash and Maynard Pelletier of Caribou; and two sisters, Arlene Belyea of Pennsylvania and Albertine O'Leary of St. Francis. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by several brothers and sisters.
Evelyn was a lifelong resident of Allagash, and the majority of her time was spent doting to the people from afar who made the Allagash canoe trip. At the end of their journey they would come ashore on her property to take out. The warmth of her kitchen welcomed many a weary or rain drenched stranger. The table often times had dishes of nuts, fruit or candy for the weary canoeist. On warmer days Evelyn could be found on her porch swing waiting for the arrival for the canoeist to come to pick up their keys and vehicle, which had been in safe keeping with Evelyn during their Allagash trip. Evelyn shared many a story of her life lived long ago to a captivated audience. During phone conversations, long distance or not, all of us children, family and acquaintances as well, were quite familiar with Evelyn's, "I got to let you go there's a sport coming." She loved her life and looked forward to meeting all the "sports" who made their way to her door. It was her looking forward to another summer. As her sister Arlene Belyea put it, "The Pelletier Point will never be the same without her." Mother will be missed.
Services will be held at St. Paul's Catholic Cemetery and will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are a service of Daigle Funeral Home, Fort Kent.
Published in BDN Maine on Sept. 28, 2012