Evelyn Durocher

Obituary of Evelyn Durocher

Evelyn Frances Raynal was born on November 6, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan.   She was one of four children born from the union of the late Paul Lewis Raynal and the late Yvonne (Andre) Raynal. Evelyn attended Pershing High School in Detroit and graduated with the Class of 1946.     

She took employment with AT&T.   As a dedicated team member, Evelyn, worked as a commercial clerk with her career spanning some thirty-four years.   She would retire in 1984.  

Evelyn met the love of her life, James Luke Durocher, and they were married on November 16, 1957 at St. Anne Catholic Church.   She was proud of the Durocher Family heritage and began working for the historical farm managing the books.   She loved her family dearly and she was the best Auntie anyone could ever ask for.

Mindful of others, Evelyn, was a wonderful host.   She loved to open her home to neighbors, family, and friends, cooking special meals and providing entertainment.   Visitors were always made to feel like family.   Her quick wit made her a joy to converse with.  

Evelyn loved to be outside and she was an avid gardener.   Being blessed with a green thumb she continually had beautiful flowers to tend to.    

Evelyn Frances Durocher, age 90 of Monroe, passed away at 10:50pm on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Ebeid Hospice Residence in Sylvania, Ohio.   In addition to her parents her passing was preceded by her husband; a brother: Charles A. Raynal; a sister: JoAnne Aldridge; and a nephew: Paul Raynal.

To cherish her memory, Evelyn leaves one brother: Robert Raynal of Houghton Lake; four nieces: Sarah A. (Daniel) Bachu of Taylor, Evelyn Y. (James) Cummings of Indiana, Michelle Aldridge of Indiana and Yvonne Raynal of Oklahoma; a great-niece: Mary (Mitch) Cherkas; and great-nephew: Nicholas (Jim) Bachu, Charles (CJ) Raynal, and Mitchell Raynal of Oklahoma.

Friends may gather on Sunday, May 6, 2018 from 3:00pm until 7:00pm at Merkle Funeral Service, 14567 South Dixie Highway (734) 241-7070.   Funeral Services will take place on Monday, May 7, 2018 at 11:00am also at Merkle’s.   Procession will follow to Roselawn Memorial Park in LaSalle for entombment.

Memorials can be made to ProMedica Ebeid Hospice Residence. Online guests may leave words of inspiration and comfort, share a photo, or send a floral arrangement by visiting www.merklefs.com.