Eva May (Cyr) Gagne, 96, of Taylorville, IL, passed away peacefully at 3:05 p.m. on Sunday,
July 15, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.
Eva May was born November 6, 1921 in Rumford, Maine, the daughter of Louis P. and Theresa
T. (Fecteau) Cyr. She married Stephen J. Gagne on May 23, 1941 in Lewiston, Maine. He
preceded her in death on February 7, 2007. She was also preceded in death by her parents;
son, Michael Gagne; daughter-in-law Catherine Gagne; and brother Maurice Cyr.
Eva May is survived by her six loving children, Lorraine (husband, David) Judy of Ocala, FL;
James (wife, Linda) Gagne of Edwardsville, IL; Elaine (husband, Frank) Mussich of Danville, PA;
Robert (wife, Pat) Gagne of Johnston, IA; Paul (fiancée, Betty Asmussen) Gagne of Taylorville, IL;
and Lisa (husband, Bill) of Mt. Holly, NC; grandchildren, Laurie Gagne of Irving, TX; Julie Gagne
of Glen Carbon, IL; Stephen and Daniel Judy of Ocala, FL; Gregory Mussich of Tannersville,
PA; Kim Mussich of Danville, PA; Cory Monnens and Monica Gagne of Minneapolis, MN;
Patrick Gagne of Taylorville, IL; Brittany Tinkham of Henderson, IL; Brandon Asmussen and
Kayla Asmussen of Edwardsville, IL; Matthew and Tim Owens of Maryland; and great grandchildren,
Collette Judy, Kaylee Mussich, Beckett Judy, Greer Judy, Paige Johnson, and Colten Gagne.
Eva May retired from Bates Mill Factory in Lewiston, Maine where she was a seamstress. She
was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville, a long-time member of the Catholic
Daughters of America, and a past member of the St. Vincent Memorial Hospital Auxiliary where
she volunteered her time.
Eva May was passionate about her Catholic faith, belief in God and love for her family. She was
an incredibly strong woman and fiercely loyal to her children, grandchildren, and great
grandchildren. She enjoyed reading, praying the rosary, shopping, and beautiful flowers. Eva
May will be missed by many as her loving spirit was contagious and her laughter infectious.
Visitation & Funeral Mass: The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the
funeral mass at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 23, 2018 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 108 W.
Adams St., Taylorville, IL 62568, with Rev. Msgr. David S. Lantz, celebrant.
Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL.
Memorial Contributions may be made to: St. Mary School, 422 S. Washington St., Taylorville,
Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin St., Taylorville, IL 62568 has been
entrusted with ceremonies.
Please visit www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com to offer condolences to the family.
Donations may be made to:
St. Mary's School
422 S. Washington St., Taylorville IL 62568