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Evelyn (Saunders) MacIntyre

Evelyn “Sookie” (Saunders) MacIntyre, 83,  wife of the late Gordon W. MacIntyre, passed away Friday, December 16, 2016 in the  Masconomet Healthcare Center, Topsfield  with her loving family by her side. Born   Boston June 12, 1933, she was the daughter of late Aaron and Isabel (Cummings) Saunders. She was raised in  Ipswich and Saugus and graduated from Ipswich High School class of 1951. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She married her high school sweetheart “Gordy” having celebrated fifty-six years of marriage upon his passing  in 2009. They made their home in Ipswich for most of their married lives where they loved to spend summers boating in Ipswich Bay. Evelyn worked for many years at Cable Hospital until its closure when she transferred to Beverly Hospital as the director of admissions. Upon their retirement the couple moved to Sarasota Florida where they enjoyed twelve wonderful years together.She was a wonderful mother to her son Steve and his wife Pat MacIntyre of Ipswich and to Tommy MacIntyre who predeceased her in 1997. She is also survived by her grandsons, Tory and Tim MacIntyre; granddaughters, Shannon Lewis and Brittany MacIntyre, all of whom she adored and her four great grandchildren, Maddox, Violet, Miles and Charlie MacIntyre. Her funeral service will be held 10 am, Wednesday, December 21 in the Ascension Memorial Church, 31 County St., Ipswich, followed by interment in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours will be 4 to 8 pm, Tuesday in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High St., Ipswich. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to the Ascension Memorial Church.

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