Evelyn Herbert Bedell passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on December 22, 2021 at the age of 98.
Evelyn was born in Staten Island, to Ernest and Elizabeth Herbert. She was the youngest of 10 children. She attended PS 42 and graduated from Tottenville High School.
In response to WWII, Evelyn joined the Waves, with the blessing of her parents, and proudly served her country from 1944-1946, stationed in New London, CT.
After the war, Evelyn settled in Staten Island, married and raised her four children. She worked at the local hospital after her youngest started school.
Evelyn found her true love, Joseph Bedell, later in life, and they married in 1987. They enjoyed many adventures, including traveling, visiting their two camps in Rangeley, ME, and hosting family events.
Later, Evelyn moved to Ocean Grove, NJ, where she loved hosting family events at the beach, and volunteering at the Neptune Senior Center.
At the age of 93, she moved to St. Simons Island, GA, to be near her youngest daughter Gail.
She was predeceased by her parents, her 9 siblings, her beloved husband Joe, and her daughter Linda.
She is survived by her son Peter Flannelly (Rosalyn), and daughters Lynn Scott (Rita Saylor) and Gail Feddersen. She was blessed with 7 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and one great great granddaughter, Evelyn, named in her honor. She has many nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations to your favorite organization in honor of her would be greatly appreciated.