Evalyn L. (Peggs) Economy passed away peacefully at the Sussman House in Rockport on March 2, 2021, after a short illness. Born April 29, 1933, in Cohasset, Massachusetts, she was the middle of three daughters born to Dr. MacDonald and Alice (Douglas) Peggs. After spending her childhood in Massachusetts, she moved to Maine during high school, and graduated from Lawrence High School in Fairfield, Class of '52. She remained good friends with several high school friends throughout her life, and was especially close with her sisters Betsy and Penny.

As a young woman, she loved her job doing local broadcasting at WTVL Radio Station in Waterville and drove a sporty Austin Healey Sprite convertible. She met her husband Terrence Economy, who worked at WRKD in Rockland, on a blind date. They married in 1960 and bought an antique Cape in East Union Village on the mill pond where they raised their son Mac and lived for over 30 years. Evalyn was a fantastic cook and gardener, and their home was the hub for holiday and family celebrations. She took pride in learning how to make special dishes from her Albanian mother-in-law and has passed on recipes for family favorites such as lakror to the next generations.

With a lovely speaking voice, Evalyn continued to do voice-over work and local radio commercials, but primarily worked at the law office of Strout & Payson for many years. Over the years she also developed a passion for knitting, which she shared with others at a later job at Stitchery Square in Camden — she had a huge collection of beautiful colorful knitwear creations and dressed with style in her gorgeous hats and sweaters. Full of energy and caring warmth, she cared for her husband Terry until his passing in 2017, and worked as a personal care assistant for seniors well into her eighties.

She moved from her home in Tenants Harbor to Camden to be closer to her son at the start of the global pandemic. She remained vibrant and engaged with the world until just weeks before she passed away, keeping up with news, sharing her opinions on politics, reading books on history (Jon Meacham was a favorite), listening to classical music, cooking delicious meals, and knitting, always knitting!

Evalyn was predeceased by husband, Terry Economy, and sister Elisabeth "Betsy" Bates. She is survived by sister Penelope "Penny" Packard of Victoria, British Columbia; son Mac Economy and partner Jill Delano of Camden; grandsons TJ Economy, and Ryan Economy and wife Dara, all of Union. She will be laid to rest with her parents and sister in the Marshfield Hills cemetery in Marshfield, Massachusetts. Her family will plan a remembrance ceremony in the spring or summer when it is safe to gather together.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.longfuneralhomecamden.com. Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 9 Mountain Street, Camden.