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Obituary: James Duffield "Mac" McEvoy, 82

Mr. McEvoy was heavily involved in his community. His daughter, Maura Satkowski, lives in Oxford.


James Duffield "Mac" McEvoy, age 82, of Derby entered into rest on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 at Bridgeport Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Rita Connors McEvoy. Mr. McEvoy was born in Derby on Aug. 12, 1930 son of the late James J. and Annice "Amy" Duffield McEvoy and was a lifelong Derby resident.

He was a State of CT Marshall from 1980 until his retirement in 2010. Mr. McEvoy was a former employee of B.F. Goodrich. He was a former Sheriff and worked for the Derby, Milford and New Haven Courts. Mr. McEvoy was a former Supernumerary Police Officer from 1977-1993. He was the past Exalted Ruler of the Derby Elks Lodge #571, past Captain of the Storms Engine Company, past Vice President of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and was one of the original drivers for the Storms Engine Ambulance Corp.

Mr. McEvoy was a lifetime member of St. Mary's Church. He was a former board member of the Taxation Board in Derby and was active in Derby's City Government. He is the loving father of Maura Satkowski and her husband Albert and Amy Cobaugh and her husband David of Oxford. Mr. McEvoy is the loving grandfather of Erin Mary Satkowski, Albert John Satkowski III, James David Cobaugh and Shannon Lynn Cobaugh. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by a sister Jean McEvoy Fitzgerald.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 3-7 p.m. at the Edward F. Adzima Funeral Home, 253 Elizabeth St., Derby. On Wednesday, his funeral procession will leave the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary Church. His burial will follow at Mt. St. Peter's Garden Mausoleum. The family requests that memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Church, 212 Elizabeth St., Derby CT 06418, St. Mary -St. Michael School, 14 Seymour Ave., Derby CT 06418 or Storms Engine Ambulance Corp, 151 Olivia St., Derby CT 06418. Friends may leave condolences at www.adzimafh.com.

Kenn Maher October 08, 2012 at 01:41 PM
Maura, you and your family are in our thoughts. Kenn&Jane Maher
Heidi October 08, 2012 at 01:44 PM
so sorry for your family's loss.
Concerned Parent October 09, 2012 at 03:20 PM
Maura, you and your family are in my thoughts.
Lori J. October 09, 2012 at 08:04 PM
Maura, I am so sorry for your loss.
Ann Gamauf October 09, 2012 at 09:17 PM
Dear Maura & family, we are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathies. The Gamaufs.
Tmc March 23, 2014 at 07:04 PM
I just stumbled across this. I can't believe it; funniest guy I knew. I'm sure the bakery upstairs is working overtime for him. A great man; next Napoleon is on me Jim. R.I.P.

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