PORTLAND - Evelyn Elizabeth Hawkes, 95, of Portland, died Thursday, November 15, 2012 at St. Joseph's Rehabilitation and Residence with her loving family by her side. She was born March 3, 1917 in Freeport, ME, a daughter of Joseph and Mary (Chaisson) DeRoche. Evelyn attended local schools. Evelyn married Virgil Clifford Hawkes at St. Joseph's Rectory on January 22, 1939. They began raising their family. A devout Catholic, she was a daily communicant of St. Patrick's Church. She was also a member of the Mothers' Club there. Her family was always the center of her life. She greatly enjoyed her time spent with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. After raising her children, she worked at the Eunice Frye Home. She loved visiting the residents as she performed her duties. At St. Joseph's Rehabilitation and Residence, she faithfully attended Mass and recitation of the rosary. She also enjoyed playing Bingo. She was predeceased by her husband of 22 years on January 13, 1961. She was later predeceased by her parents; five sisters, Yvonne Rivers, Rose Cook, Irene Smith, Corrine Smith, and Gertrude Huntley; and a brother, Raymond DeRoche. Other family members who predeceased her were a son-in-law Ramon Kelly Farrin; grandson, Stephen J. Hawkes; and a great grandson Ethan Cover. Evelyn is survived by three daughters, Jean Morin and her husband Roland of Cape Elizabeth, Pauline Hontz and her husband Donald of Portland, Janice Farrin of Gray; four sons, Donald Hawkes and his wife Barbara of South Portland, Ronald Hawkes and his wife Katherine of Casco, John Hawkes and his wife Florence and Bruce Hawkes and his wife Nancy both of South Portland; a sister, Doris Stickney of Brunswick; a brother, Henry DeRoche of Florida and Massachusetts; seventeen grandchildren, thirty-four great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. The family is very grateful for the wonderful care given to our mother by the staff at St. Joseph's. Visiting hours will be held from 1-5 pm on Sunday, November 18 at Conroy-Tully Crawford South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland. Prayers will be recited at 8:15 am, on Monday, November 19, at the chapel, followed by a 9 am Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick's Church, 1342 Congress Street, Portland. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, South Portland. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in her memory to St. Joseph's Rehabilitation and Residence Activity Fund, 1133 Washington Avenue, Portland, Maine 04103.Online condolences may be expressed below.