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Evelyn  M. (Caruso)  Koury

Evelyn M. (Caruso) Koury
  • November 1, 1931 - November 13, 2016
  • Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Holy Trinity Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
    300 Barber Ave
    Worcester, MA 01604
  • Boston University/Prof. John Oddy Scholarship Fund, Boston University Development Office
    Boston University Development Office
    595 commonwealtlh Ave. Suite 700
    Boston, MA 02215

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“Dear Dr. Koury, my dear childhood friend Anita, Linda & Cynthia, I am saddened to learn of the loss of your Mom. Although I hadn't seen her in more...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“11-18-16 from portsmouth nh To Evelyn's family: As we begin sensing ancestrally rooted energy and nurturing, from Beyond,... one may...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“Please accept my deepest sympathies for your loss. I have such wonderful memories of Evelyn during high school and college (Mrs. Koury to me at that...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Linda Mogren - Sycamore, IL

“Ed. So very sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences. ”
4 of 17 | Posted by: Joseph Haebler - Charlton, MA

“Eternal rest Evelyn, where the just repose in our Lord in Heaven . ”
5 of 17 | Posted by: frederick g. lewis - worcester, MA

“I was so sad to hear of Evie's passing. She was a lovely person and her 3 day tomato sauce remains a delicious memory. She was always so welcoming to...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Peach Guillette

“I have the fondest memories of Evy, especially during the occasions when we would gather at Aunt Carmen's over the Christmas holiday. She was always...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: G. Kevin Saba - Fairfax Station, VA

“We will remember and miss Evelyn as a kind, thoughtful, joyful friend and neighbor, always with that wonderful smile that lit up the world. Ed, Anita...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Don and Leona Ricklin

“I will always remember Mrs. Koury taking me and Cindy to the Nutcracker when we were college kids-she was so fun. My deepest condolences. ”
9 of 17 | Posted by: Sue Pursell - Newburyport, MA

“Dear Ed and Family,We were so very sorry to read of Evelyn's passing. You and she will be in our thoughts and prayers. ”
10 of 17 | Posted by: Jim & Betty Gallagher - NH

“I'm the little boy that grew up living downstairs from Evie and her parents (Joe and Mae). I have such great memories of Evie and Vickie babysitting...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Stephen & Arlene Lucarelli - NH

“May her memory be eternal. ”
12 of 17 | Posted by: Tom Syseskey - Worcester, MA

“A lovely human being I have had the fortune to call a friend if not older sister. Evy would dine with us on Friday evenings as her parents worked. ...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Armand

“Her smile her warmth so rare a beauty in spirit and light. My sweet Evie. Lisa Lucarelli Chandler ”
14 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“I am sorry to hear this and Mrs. Koury has a special place in my heart because she was always incredibly warm and kind to me. She had a peaceful and...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Matthew Wilder - Lakeville, CT

“I remember Ev as a kind and gentle soul with a warm smile and pleasant way about her. She was a great Mom and her children, who I grew up with. are...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Charles Wilder - Worcester, MA

“Dearest Evelyn - Your dinners were a wonderful event for a college student just down the street. May Ed, Anita, Linda and Cindy all have the warm,...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: David Altieri


Worcester_Evelyn M. (Caruso) Koury, 85, of Worcester died November 13, 2016, at Holy Trinity Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Worcester. She was born in Boston, the daughter of Joseph and Mae (Altieri) Caruso, and grew up in Arlington, Mass., where she attended Arlington public schools. She earned a Bachelor of Science at Boston University's College of Practical Arts & Letters and a Master of Education at BU's School of Education. There, she met her future husband, Edmond Koury, then a BU medical student. The two were married in Arlington in 1958.
Evelyn taught high school in Boston and in Holden, but left the profession in 1958 to raise her family. She became an avid volunteer in Worcester, launching a school volunteer program for the Junior League of Worcester, and serving the YWCA and what was then called the Age Center. Later, she was involved in the Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE) program. She was also active in her church.
Over the years, Evelyn enjoyed family vacations across the United States and in Europe; loved to cook (her lasagna was legendary and her holiday dinners were savory feasts); relished finding a bargain at the old Filene's Basement in Downtown Crossing; and treasured warm weekends with her family and old friends on the beach in Ogunquit, Maine. She was a voracious reader, making weekly trips to the Worcester Public Library. She was happy to sit at the end of the living room couch—her verge—with a book in her lap and a stack at her feet. She instilled this love of reading in her daughters.
With her BU classmates, Evelyn helped to establish the John Oddy Scholarship Fund, in honor of a beloved professor. The prize is given to a junior or senior woman who has distinguished herself in a course in classical history or classical civilization.
She leaves her husband, Dr. Edmond M. Koury, three daughters, Anita Koury, and her husband, Theodore Costantino, of Boulder, Colo.; Linda Koury of Chestnut Hill, Mass.; and Cynthia Buccini, and her husband, Randy Buccini, of Portsmouth, N.H.; cousins; and all the loving friends of her daughters.
Family and friends will honor and remember her life by gathering for calling hours from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 16 at Dirsa-Morin Funeral Home, 298 Grafton St., Worcester, Mass. Her funeral will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 17, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 256 Hamilton St., Worcester. Burial will follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Arlington.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Holy Trinity Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 300 Barber Ave., Worcester, Mass., or to Boston University/Prof. John Oddy Scholarship Fund, Boston University Development Office, 595 Commonwealth Ave., Suite 700, Boston, MA 02215.