Thursday, August 1, 2013

Evelyn M. (Parent) Thomas

Evelyn Marie Thomas, age 92, passed away on Thursday, August 1, 2013, at Wheaton Franciscan All Saints Medical Center.  She was born in Gilbert, MN, on September 22, 1920, daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret (Nee: Peryon) Parent.

Evelyn graduated from Washington Park High School. On November 29, 1940, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, she was united in marriage to Vitas Thomas, who preceded her in death in 2002.  Evelyn was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Racine Yacht Club.  She enjoyed time spent with family and friends, especially going out for lunch.  She will be dearly missed by everyone.

Surviving are her daughters, Julie Thomas of Houston, TX, Nina (Dennis) Porcaro of Racine, Eileen (Ken) Fredricks of Morrison, CO, Kim (Malcolm) Fliege of Redwood City, CA; eight grandchildren, Dominic (Beth) Porcaro, Eva (Mike) Gulotta, Alan Porcaro, Erin (Nick) Mires, Danica Fredricks, Galen, Chandler and Olivia Fliege; three great-grandchildren, Lucas and Zachary Porcaro, David Gulotta; son-in-law, Craig Halvorson of Livermore, CA; brother-in-law, Armas Latva of Racine; five nieces; her dear friend, Joan Fox; other relatives and friends.  In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Theresa Halvorson; granddaughter, Callie Fredricks; and a brother, Richard Parent.

 A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1533 Erie St., Wednesday, August 7, 2013, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Steve Varghese officiating.  Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Mausoleum, Hwy 32.  Relatives and friends may meet at the church on Wednesday at 10 a.m. until time of Mass.  Memorials to St. Catherine’s High School or St. Joseph’s Catholic Church have been suggested.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staffs of Oak Ridge Care Center and Wheaton Franciscan All Saints for their loving and compassionate care.

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