Evelyn L. Ward, of Yarmouth, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, January 28, 2015. She was born Evelyn Lorello in Portland on February 7, 1924, the daughter of Frank and Sarah McMonagle Lorello. She graduated from Portland High School in 1942. For many years, she worked as an operator at New England Telephone Co. In 1967, she married the love of her life, Bernard J. Ward. They were married until his death in 1992. Evelyn played tennis on local double teams well into her 70s. She loved to travel and took trips all over the world. One of her favorite trips was the one she took to Ireland with her close friends. She was a wonderful hostess and enjoyed entertaining her many friends and family members through the years at her beautiful home on Cousins Island. Evelyn was an avid reader, a crossword puzzle connoisseur, and a faithful fan of Jeopardy. She was a fabulous story teller and was well known for sharing colorful anecdotes about growing up with her siblings on Munjoy Hill. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two sisters: Marie Sutton and Suzanne Mullin; and 5 brothers: Angelo, John, Francis, Richard and Daniel Lorello. She is survived by her son John Halpin of Portland, her granddaughter Vanessa Halpin of Stoneham, MA, and 19 nieces and nephews including special niece Catherine Lorello-Snow of South Portland, and special nephews Michael Lorello of South Portland and David Mullin of Portland. She is also survived by numerous great-nieces and great-nephews and many close dear friends. Visiting hours will be held on Friday from 2-7PM at Conroy-Tully Crawford Funeral Home, 172 State Street, Portland. Prayers will be recited at the Funeral Home on Saturday at 11:45AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:30PM in Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 307 Congress St., Portland. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery, South Portland. To share an online condolence or memory with the family, please visit www.ctcrawford.com. In lieu of flowers, donations in Evelyns memory can be made to Cavalry Cemetery, 1461 Broadway, South Portland, ME 04106.