Evalyn Pearl Blake, 80, passed away on Feb. 9, 2019, at Gosnell House, Scarborough, with her loving family by her side. Pearl was born in Boston on July 21, 1938, daughter of Cyril and Florence (Halfyard) Moore.
After graduating from Belmont High School and moving to Brooksville, Pearl raised five children while working as a clam shucker and CNA. In 1976, she married William “Bill” Blake. Prior to her retirement and move to Greenville, she was employed by Brooksville Elementary School and Hiram Blake Camp. Pearl enjoyed camping, four-wheeling, fishing, painting, knitting and spending time with family and friends.
Pearl is survived by her husband, Bill; children Kenneth Ryan and wife, Susie, of Fletchers Landing, Patrick Ryan and wife, Dede, of Brooksville, Timothy Ryan and companion, Donna Zosa, of Charlestown, R.I., Gerry “Wig” Ryan and wife, Toni, of Blue Hill, and Sharon (Ryan) Giggey and husband, Dana, of Gray; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, March 10, at noon, at the Brooksville Community Center, 1 Black Bear Road, Brooksville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s Foundation, michaeljfox.org, or Gosnell House, hospiceofsouthernmaine.org.