Evelyn (Crowdis) "Evie" MacDonald

  • Born: February 8, 1928
  • Died: February 28, 2018
  • Location: Belmont, Massachusetts

Eaton & Mackay Funeral Home

465 Centre St
Newton, MA 02458

Tel. (617) 244-2034

Tribute & Message From The Family

Evelyn (Crowdis) MacDonald of Belmont, was welcomed into her heavenly home on Wednesday February 28th. She is predeceased by her husband Stewart and her sister Dorothy Smith. "Evie" was the loving mother of Stewart MacDonald, Jr. and his wife Tia of Lincoln, Sandra and her husband Richard MacDonald of Needham and Daniel MacDonald and his husband Gregg Kaminsky of New York. She will be dearly missed by 7 Grandchildren: Jonathan Stewart MacDonald, Robert Crowdis MacDonald and Whitney MacDonald Flight along with Tucker William MacDonald, Dylan Crowdis MacDonald, Stewart Gray MacDonald III and Sawyer Doggett MacDonald. She also loved being Great Grammie to Caden, Grace and Colton MacDonald, Andrew and Leta MacDonald and Molly Flight. Visiting hours will be at Eaton & Mackay Funeral Home 465 Centre St Newton Corner on Friday March 2nd from 4-7 pm. All are welcome. Funeral and interment will be private.


Condolence & Memory Journal

We will always miss Dan's sweet mother Evie but have so many wonderful memories of our time together.


Gregg Kaminsky

Posted by A friend   March 31, 2018

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Posted by A friend   March 12, 2018

My memories of my Aunt Evie are many and my very special ones are those I have of summers when her and Uncle Stewart would come "back east" to visit members of the MacDonald family. She was always happy to see us and spend special times laughing and reminiscing of summers gone by. I also remember spending special visits with her on Hoitt Road. We would head out for shopping trips to Bangor and Filene's Basement in Boston and Aunt Evie would host us during our shopping sprees. She was a very special lady and although her and Uncle Stewie didn't get as many years together as they had hoped, the years they had together were very special. They had a very special love for one another and I am sure they are dancing together in Heaven. You will be missed Aunt Evie. Until we meet again...xoxo

Posted by A friend   March 12, 2018

We are so saddened to hear of the passing of your Mom but know she is at peace with our lord and her husband Stew. So sorry we are away and unable to pay our respects in person. Know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love Kevin and Denise Boyd

Posted by Kevin and Denise Boyd - Groton, MA   March 08, 2018

danny, I'm sending condolences to the entire Macdonald family during this difficult time. Much love and many prayers coming your way, my friend. Evie is watching over you from heaven

Posted by Diane Connors - West Hollywood, CA   March 03, 2018

Dear Stewart, Sandra, and Danny, We are so sorry for your loss. Unfortunately Gene and I cannot attend. We couldn't at Aunt Dotty either. ----Gene
is 100 years old and I am taking care of him ----He has Dementia.
You are in our thoughts and prayers . we have fond Memories.
The Contini Family.

Posted by Ninna Contini - Belmont, MA   March 02, 2018


I'd simply like to extend my most heartfelt condolences to the entire family, particularly my friend, Dan. Evie will live in my heart as the fun and adventurous lady who put up with our antics in New York City..and usually ended up leading us on an even more wonderful adventure than any we could have planned. She was always quite a good sport! I remember one particular evening, waiting for the two of you to show up for our fantastic seats in the 2nd row orchestra to see Tyne Daly sing the lead in Gypsy. Wondering why you were so late. Until the two of you waltzed in to take your seats moments before the curtain...and Evie had a patch on her forehead....the two of you explaining that you'd been in a "little accident in the taxi cab on the way to the theater." I was amazed that she refused to let those great tickets go to waste...so, on we went! What a trooper! Always so kind and sweet. I just loved Evie. And, am content knowing that she lived an extraordinary life surrounded by so much loving family. She is very lucky. And, is at peace now...probably cutting the rug in heaven with Stewart. Reunited with her love. How perfect. Sending love to you all, my friend. Ham

Posted by Hamilton Brower - New Milford, CT - Family Friend   March 02, 2018

Thinking of you and your family, I know how much your mother meant to you. Your in my thoughts

Posted by bill tansey    March 01, 2018

My thoughts are with all of you. Evie is one of the most beautiful ladies I have ever met, both inside and out.

Posted by Suzanne Battit - Charlestown, MA - Family Friend   March 01, 2018

To all the clan, my sincerest condolances. I am sad for you all and know you will miss your Mom and Grammie a lot. Gladly we look forward to the day we will all be together again with our Lord. My memories of the "U.P." are fondly wrapped up with you all. God Bless you.

Posted by Janet MacDonald - Lexington, MA   March 01, 2018

Such a beautiful, loving woman. I will never forget the Hoitt Rd. Connection, such an important part of my life. I grew up in a new school and place for most of my life. THe only constant was Hoitt Rd. And the wonderful women and their families who lived there. SUch great memories, such great LOVE. EVie, you Are so beautiful and elegant, and you always treated me as one of your own. Xoxox I know you have gone to be with your husband, beloved sister, and parents. Xoxox Sending much love to my beloved Dan, Sandie, Stewart and familia xo. GIve AUntie and Uncle a love from me..until we meet again

Posted by A friend   March 01, 2018

Sending condolences and warm thoughts from Oklahoma City. I have many happy and fond memories of Evie at her homes in Belmont and the Cape, and in the respective homes of her sister Dottie. Just as I, as the twin of Dottie's daughter-in-law, consider myself a pseudo daughter-in-law, I've always felt like family to Evie and could identify with her as the single sister for most of her life. She was such a strong woman to survive the early loss of her husband and the subsequent loss of dear close friends. Hugs to Sandie, Dannie and the rest of the family, Paula & Jess

Posted by Paula Burkes - Oklahoma City, OK   March 01, 2018

It makes sense that Evie would quickly follow her dear sister, Dottie, in death. They spent a lifetime together, separated only by a driveway. I'll remember Evie's presence at my wedding in Oklahoma City, her daily 10 AM visits for coffee in West Falmouth, and her genuine concern about the welfare of my own sister, Paula, and her daughter. She will be missed, but will live on through her artwork including a personal needlepoint in my home and various pieces at our cape house. In retrospect and after losing Dottie so quickly, I feel for Dannie, Sandie, and Stewart in overseeing the slow demise of their mother. I have a clear memory of her, in a rare moment of clarity, saying to her sister in December 2016...."Where have you been?" when Dottie was absent from Belmont for awhile. Now, they are together for eternity.

Posted by Pamela Burkes-Smith - Newton Center, MA - Family   March 01, 2018

My thoughts and sympathy to the MacDonald family. May your faith and cherished memories sustain you.

Posted by Mary Lou (Cox) Hutchinson - Fall River, MA   March 01, 2018

Denise and I send our deepest sympathy to all her loved ones. Her love for you will be with you always. May she rest in peace.

Posted by Patricia Brennan - Billerica, MA - Friend   March 01, 2018

Dear "MacDonald Clan",
Such wonderful and fun memories I have of growing up with you at the UP! Your mom/grandmother was so gracious and loving. When I married, we always thought of your parents as a dynamite couple for the Lord - always sharing with others us in the name and love of Christ - and in many cases that was their words of encouragement and kindness. They made a great impact on our lives.
Sending much love and praying for you all,
Mertie (Scribner) & Fred Potter

Posted by Mertie Potter - Concord, NH   March 01, 2018

What lovely memories we have of this dear Sister in Christ! May God comfort you all and give you peace.
1Thessalonians 4:13 But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep.
With our love,
Jim and Anne

Posted by Jim and Anne Amnott - Medfield, MA - Friend   February 28, 2018

My deepest condolences to my friend, Dan and the entire MacDonald family on the passing of your dear Mom, Evie. My thoughts are with you all. Sending you love strength during this difficult time. Much love, Brian O'Hara

Posted by Brian O'Hara - Boston, MA - Friend   February 28, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Evie's family during this time of mixed emotions. Evie is now free from her earthly body and present her Lord and loved ones who have gone before her. Yet she will be so missed by you all. Evie was a beautiful lady, inside and out.

Posted by David & Sandel Livingstone - langhorne, PA - Friend   February 28, 2018