Eva Mae Asselin, 83, Was a Native of Nova Scotia

Eva Mae Asselin of Vineyard Haven died Sunday, August 8, in Windemere Nursing Home. She was 83.

Eva was born July 28, 1921, in Nova Scotia and came to the United States when she was three months old with her parents, Albert Watkins Allen and Lenora Smith. She was raised on the Island and met her husband, Hector Asselin Jr., while he was stationed here during the war. They were married for 58 years.

She worked for the Ben Franklin store in Vineyard Haven, for the telephone office as a switchboard operator and for the Martha's Vineyard National Bank. She retired as assistant town clerk for Tisbury.

She enjoyed traveling with her husband in their R.V., bus tours, knitting and sewing. She was well known for her yard sales. Mrs. Asselin was a member of the First Baptist Church in Vineyard Haven.

She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Amy Lawry, and her husband, Harold B. 3rd; a son, Douglas M. Asselin and his wife, Sandra Kenney, all of Vineyard Haven; her grandchildren, Douglas Asselin, Harold Brown Lawry 4th and Lindsey Nora Lawry; step-grandchildren, Patrick Daur and Brian Daur, and great-grandchildren, Harold Brown Lawry 5th and Noah David Lawry. Also surviving are her brother, Stewart Allen, and sisters, Roberta Morgan and Dorothy Tripp and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her granddaughter, Rachel Fawn Lawry; her sister, Marjorie Corio, and brothers, Guy Allen and Albert (Buddy) Allen Jr.

Her funeral service will be held in the First Baptist Church, Spring street, Vineyard Haven at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 11, officiated by the Rev. Roger Spinney. Donations may be made in her memory to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 2787, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568. Arrangements are by the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home in Oak Bluffs.