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BANGOR - Evelyn Margaret (Rowe) Day, 103, wife of the late Kenneth U. Day Sr., died peacefully March 15, 2016, at a local health care center. She was born March 26, 1912, in Seal Harbor, the daughter of Hollis E. and Lydia I. (Grindle) Rowe.

Evelyn was a graduate of Bar Harbor High School and Valedictorian of her class. She attended Peter Brent Brigham Hospital School of Nursing. She and her late husband, Kenneth, were co-owners of Day's Superette on Mount Hope Avenue, a well-known and respected business. Evelyn was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church for many years, Tuscan Chapter #148 OES of Bangor and the Bangor Nature Club. She was also a volunteer at Stillwater Healthcare for 18 years.

Surviving are one daughter, Mary Ellen (Day) Metcalf and her husband, Henry "Hank," of Orono; a son, Kenneth U. Day Jr. and his wife, Linda Armstrong, of East Corinth; four grandchildren, Julie L. Stark, Robert L. Metcalf, Amy S. Collins and Lynda J. Henry; nine great-grandchildren, Bryan Day, Daniel Day, Robyn Metcalf, Cricket Metcalf, Elliott Collins, Caleb Collins, Joey Metcalf, Scott Henry and Danielle Henry; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Kenneth, she was predeceased by a grandson, Kenneth U. Day III; and a sister, Ella Savage. The family thanks Beacon Hospice for their loving care during her final days.

Relatives and friends are welcome to call 4-6 p.m. Friday, March 25, 2016, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center Street, Bangor, where a funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, March 26, 2016. Interment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery in early June. Those who wish to remember Evelyn in a special way may make gifts in her memory to the Memorial Fund of St. John's Episcopal Church, 234 French Street, Bangor, ME 04401 or the Activity Fund of Ross Manor, 758 Broadway, Bangor, ME 04401. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.
Published on  March 17, 2016
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