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January 1, 1970 - September 25, 2012
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Evangeline (Vellios) Payson , 91, passed away September 25, 2012. She had been a resident at Holy Trinity Nursing Home in Worcester for over four years due to declining health and was a former resident of Hopkinton. Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late George and Aspasia (Sarafopolis) Vellios. She was the beloved wife of Hollis E. Payson who died in 1994, to whom she was married for 50 years.
Evangeline attended Harris Teachers College and Washington University in St. Louis where she met her husband, Hollis. She loved reading and gardening.
She is survived by five children; two sons, Hollis of Kelseyville, California, and George of Hopkinton; three daughters, Cynthia and the late Walter Karcheski of Louisville, Kentucky, and Christine and David Hebert of Holden, and Irene Payson of Westborough. She also leaves three granddaughters, Katherine Hebert and her husband Bryan Walsh of Virginia, Holly and Michael Trenk of Belmont and Susan Hebert of Connecticut; one great grandchild, Leo Theodore Walsh of Virginia; three brothers, Nikolas Vellios and his wife, Dorothy, William Vellios and his wife Sofie, and Kon Vellios all of Missouri. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by two sisters, Katherine and Ellen and three brothers, James, Speros and Frank.
A private funeral service with burial in Evergreen Cemetery in Hopkinton will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home, 57 Hayden Rowe Street, Hopkinton. Contributions in Mrs. Payson’s memory may be made to the Hopkinton Public Library, 13 Main St., Hopkinton, MA. 01748, or to Friends of the Seniors 28 Mayhew St. Hopkinton. Her family would like to express a special thank you to the staff at Holy Trinty Nursing Home and Hospice Center for their care.