Evelyn D. Callahan, 96
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SOUTH PORTLAND -- Evelyn D. Callahan, 96, of South Portland, formerly of Portland, Houlton and New York, died on Jan. 19, 2013, at the South Portland Nursing Home.
She was born in Hodgdon, the daughter of Ambrose and Lucy Roaix Callahan. She attended Hodgdon schools and was a graduate of Houlton High School. Evelyn also was a graduate of Houlton Business College earning a degree in Business Administration.
Miss Callahan was employed as a bookkeeper with Smith Plumbing and Heating for several years. She worked as an auditor for Northland Hotel for 15 years and retired in 1970 from American Hotels of New York City. She enjoyed her work and traveled to their 60 locations throughout the U.S. and Panama Canal region.
She was a former communicant of St. Mary's Church in Houlton; St. Dominic's Church in Portland and was a communicant of Holy Cross in South Portland.
She was predeceased by her parents; two sisters and a brother. Survivors include a sister, Phyllis and brother-in-law Rellon Cole of South Portland; a niece, Joyce Mitchell of Big Rapids, Mich., a nephew, Herman Peabody of Lincoln; four grandnieces and eight grandnephews, which included a family of triplets.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at Holy Cross Church, corner of Broadway and Cottage Road, South Portland. Interment will be in the spring in Evergreen Cemetery, Houlton. Arrangements are by Conroy-Tully Crawford South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland. Online condolences may be expressed at: www.ctcrawford.com.
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Jan. 24, 2013