Danvers — Marjorie Jean Schevis, who was born on the Burley Street Farm in Danvers, Mass., on February 21, 1927, to Lena and Emanuel Mello, was called home to be with the Lord and her beloved husband, Dan, in the early morning hours of November 29, 2013.
She passed on with grace, peace and dignity. A woman of remarkable strength and determination, Marge lived a life devoted to her husband and family. We credit her vast energy and vibrant spirit to her “strong and stubborn” Portuguese heritage, which she proudly claimed. A 1945 graduate of Danvers Holten High School, Marge met the love of her life in the 8th grade, and they wed in 1948. She and her husband, Dan, resided in Danvers until 1983, at which time they retired to Wolfeboro, N.H. Throughout her life, no one was a stranger to Marge. She embraced every one and openly shared her friendship, compassion and grace. Marge found pure joy in giving and was renowned for her delicious blueberry muffins and cookies, baked with love, and shared with local businesses and neighbors in exchange for a simple favor, or service rendered. A child at heart, she embraced with spirited fun, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, the delights of her life. Marge’s warm and friendly nature endeared her to anyone who met her. In later years, she found comfort in nature’s beauty through the peaceful solitude of a silent snowfall, the calling of the loons, and moonlight dancing across the water at her lakeside home. And now Marge’s work on earth is done. It is with our deepest love and gratitude for a life well lived that we lovingly send her on her way with blessings of blissful eternal peace … until we meet again.
Marge is predeceased by her beloved husband, Daniel P. Schevis; sons Daniel P. Schevis Jr. and Kevin P. Schevis; sisters, Hazel Maguire and Eleanor Marshall; and brothers, Roger Mello and John Mello. Marge is survived by her cherished sister, Shirley Mello Bell; daughter, Brenda Schevis Crane; son, David P. Schevis and wife, Michelle; grandchildren, Taylor Heath and husband, Wayne, Jasper Crane, Sara Vlahos and husband, Jay, and Brett Flint; and six great-grandchildren, Jasper Crane Jr., Ezra, Izrael and Sunny Heath, and Maximus and Abigail Vlahos; and her many adoring nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m., on Wednesday, December 4, in St. Mary of the Annunciation Church, 24 Conant Street, Danvers. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Salem. Visiting hours are on Tuesday, from 4 to 8 p.m., at C.R. Lyons & Sons, Funeral Directors, 28 Elm Street, Danvers. In lieu of flowers, donations in Marge’s memory may be made to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 N Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246. www.LyonsFuneral.com.