George W. Evans

February 29, 2012

FHS Educator

George W. Evans of Mattapoisett died at St. Luke's Hospital on February 29, 2012 due to complications from ulcerative colitis. George "Buster" Evans was born in Fairhaven to the late Kathryn L. Evans and James W. Evans. His love for Mattapoisett, the sea and all things nature will live on through his wife, son, extended family and many friends. For 46 years, he found great happiness restoring an old carriage house in Mattapoisett which he affectionately referred to as the "The Barn" on Water Street. Sailing, skiing, and singing with friends were among his favorite activities. Buster received his Bachelor's Degree from Stonehill College. He went on to serve his country in the United States Army in both Japan and Korea. Upon completing his service, he did his graduate work at Boston College and pursued a career in education. Later he received his certification in Distributive Education from UMass Amherst. He went on to teach Distributive Education, a program that he introduced at Fairhaven High School. While there, he took great pleasure in teaching marketing, merchandising and salesmanship to senior year students. Upon retirement, he became a buyer's broker for commercial real estate. Buster was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church in Mattapoisett and a member of the Massachusetts Teacher's Association (MTA) and National Educators Association for Retirees (NEA). Buster is survived by his wife of 45 years, Kathleen McIntyre Evans of Mattapoisett and a son Dr. Mark F. Evans of Columbia, Maryland. He also leaves behind a beloved sister Joann Evans Mee, an adored niece Jennifer Mee Collyer and three grand-nephews, David Mee, Evan Collyer, and Ryan Mee. He is predeceased by his brother, James F. Evans and adored nephews William "Billy" Mee and Karl M. Collyer. In accordance with the wishes of the deceased, calling hours are omitted. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 am, Saturday March 10 at St. Anthony"s Church in Mattapoisett. Arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Road, Mattapoisett. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Jude Childrens Hospital or the William E. Mee Youth Sailing Program of Mattapoisett. For online condolence book, please visit

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