Obituary: Evelyn Marie DeAscentis (1924-2024)

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Evelyn M. “Kim” DeAscentis, age 100, of Newport, Rhode Island, died on June 5, 2024. She was the wife of the late Attilio “Arthur” DeAscentis.

Born in Johnston, RI on February 27, 1924, she was the daughter of Hiram Kimball, Jr. and Eva (Batalitzky) Kimball, and the youngest of 7 children. She was a graduate of the Newport Hospital School of Nursing and was a dedicated caregiver at Newport Hospital for 35 years. She retired as the charge nurse in the Labor and Delivery Ward. Nursing was much more than a job to Evelyn, and she was truly grateful for the opportunity to welcome so many babies into this world.

In retirement, Evelyn enjoyed many years of national and international travel with her husband, Attilio, and was always surrounded by lots of books. She maintained a card table in the den dedicated to jigsaw puzzles and continued her daily crossword puzzle, in ink, until two days before her death. She also loved her daily afternoon vodka tonics until her decline.

Evelyn is survived by her daughter Donna DeAscentis of Newport, her son Arthur DeAscentis of Bristol, four grandsons, Stephen Montgomery of Newport, Chris Montgomery of Appleton WI , John D. DeAscentis of Fall River, MA and Thomas Kimball D. DeAscentis and his wife Kierra Jones of Dallas, TX and, two great grandsons, Gavin Montgomery of Appleton, WI and Lennox Jones DeAscentis of Dallas, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Attilio DeAscentis; a son Robert DeAscentis, and her six brothers and sisters.

A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, June 25, 2024, at 2:00 pm at Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Broadway, Newport. A private celebration of Evelyn’s life will be observed at Gooseberry Beach where she was one of its original shareholders.

The family expresses deep gratitude for the tremendous support from Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice caregivers, especially Julie and Mandy. Donations in her memory may be made to Visiting Nurses Home and Hospice – Hospice Team,

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Evelyn DeAscentis, please visit Memorial Funeral Home’s flower store.




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