We were saddened to read this week that Annie (McNamara) Evans, who grew up in Wellesley, had passed away at the age of 29 this past week of complications from Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Among her accomplishments: She played hockey for a championship Wellesley High team, worked for an oyster company with Wellesley roots, and got married, and lived in Boston.
While we didn’t know Annie well, we had been in touch with her 2 years ago as she was readying to share her story at a Dana-Farber gala. The hopeful young woman described herself as “super lucky” for finding a bone marrow match with one of her sisters.
You can read more about Annie’s life here.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. John the Evangelist Church on Monday, Nov. 11 at 10:00am. A visitation will take place at George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, 477 Washington St. (Rt.16), Wellesley from 2pm to 7pm on Sunday, Nov. 10.
In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made in memory of Annie to support: Dr. Robert Soiffer’s AML Research Fund at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284.
We share our condolences with family and friends.