We lost Evan earlier this week as a result of complications from a liver condition he had battled with courage and quiet dignity for his entire life. Evan was a loving son and best friend to his mother, Lourdes Harville, of Lexington, Kentucky, and his father, Terry O’Reilly, of Salisbury, Massachusetts. He is survived by his parents and by his maternal grandparents, Myrta and Miquel Ramirez, his brother Conor O’Reilly, his step-sister Alisha Macky, his step-mother Judie O’Reilly and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Evan was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Audrey and Jim O’Reilly.
Evan lived in Georgetown for most of his life. He was active in student politics at Georgetown High School, serving as class president for his final two years before graduating from there in 2002. As a Selectman on the town council for a two-year term from 2008 to 2010, Evan was a strong advocate for seniors, for the environment and for financial accountability. Evan’s pursuit of a career in hotel management took him to Lexington for about five years, initially as an internal service auditor for Marriott Hotels and later as an external auditor with Deloitte. He returned to the Georgetown area in 2017 in a management role with Jamson Hotel Management. While managing these various full-time roles, Evan also worked towards a business administration degree through part-time programs at the University of Massachusetts.
Evan was an avid sports enthusiast and a lifelong fan of all the Boston-area professional sports teams, the Bruins first among them. From an early age he loved to fish with family and friends at the family cottage on Lake Kashawakamak, three hours’ drive north-east of Toronto, Canada. In later years he came to enjoy “Kash” as much for the peacefulness and remoteness of the place and the opportunity it represented for quiet times with family and friends. Evan was a true friend to his friends – ready and willing at a moment’s notice, to endure a nine hour drive in each direction for the sake of friendship.
Evan’s family extends their heartfelt thanks to the health-care professionals at Exeter NH hospital and Beth Israel hospital, Boston, for their care and commitment for Evan over the past month.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Conte-Giamberardino Funeral Home, Pleasant Street, Georgetown, MA. A funeral mass will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at St. Mary’s Church, 94 Andover Street, Georgetown, MA, with a reception to follow. Friends and family are invited to visit with Evan’s family at St. Mary’s Church from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, May 30, 2018.
For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, Evan’s family would appreciate donations to the American Liver Foundation (https://liverfoundation.org) or to the Sister Bernadette Scholarship Fund at Rossbrook House Inc. (www.rossbrookhouse.ca), or to another charity of your choice.