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“Words cannot describe how much our family love Lissy. We have enjoyed watching her loving journey to matrimony and motherhood. Our hearts are...Read More »
1 of 34 | Posted by: Peter, Rachel, Myles & Wyatt alternative - MA

“Dear Evan & Lissy,Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers and we are thinking about you and your family during this tragic loss of Evalyn.. ”
2 of 34 | Posted by: Kathy, Steve, Ally, Jack, Chris, Joey & Siobhan Hannon Family - MA

“I am so very sorry for your loss. Sending all my love.. ”
3 of 34 | Posted by: Katie Corbet - Derry, NH

“She came into this world very loved, and left this world even more loved...... ”
4 of 34 | Posted by: James & Debra Auld - Waltham, MA

“I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers at this sad and difficult time. ”
5 of 34 | Posted by: Bruce Cook - Westwood, MA

“I am so sorry for loss. This is truly a tragedy. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
6 of 34 | Posted by: Darlene Burke - Billerica, MA

So to hear of your loss
7 of 34 | Posted by: Sandra White - Quincy, MA

“Dear Lissy and Evan,I was so pleased to meet Evie while you were preparing for a walk a few weeks ago. Evie was adorably smiling at you, Lissy and...Read More »
8 of 34 | Posted by: Charlotte Mulone - Waltham, MA

“There are no words to express our sorrow ”
9 of 34 | Posted by: Joyce and Jim Kidd - Waltham, MA

“Dear Coach Rau and Family,Peace, Blessings and Prayers to you, Lissy and your Family.With Love,Monet and The Elias Family ”
10 of 34 | Posted by: The Elias Family - Westwood, MA

“Steve and I are so so sorry for your loss. May the hundreds of people who love you and mourn for beautiful Evie take a tiny piece of your unbearable...Read More »
11 of 34 | Posted by: Kathy Whelan - Westwood, MA

“Lissie & Evan - I am truly sorry for the loss of your precious Evie. It is heartbreaking...but all the memories you were able to create will most...Read More »
12 of 34 | Posted by: Dot Camerato - Manchester, NH

“We are so absolutely shattered with sadness for you all. We offer our love, strength and support to you, as well as our prayers ”
13 of 34 | Posted by: Barbara and Peter Bourque - MA

“Lissy and family......there are absolutely no words. My heart aches for you. Sending prayers and love to everyone. ”
14 of 34 | Posted by: Gail DellaCamera - Maynard, MA

“No words...only love and strength sent your way.With heartfelt condolences...The Rotondo Family ”
15 of 34 | Posted by: Elizabeth Rotondo - Westwood, MA

“No wordsonly love sent your way. ”
16 of 34 | Posted by: Elizabeth Rotondo - Westwood, MA

“We are sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. We are so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful baby girls. Wishing you strength in the days...Read More »
17 of 34 | Posted by: Erin Halligan - Mansfield, MA

“Mr. and Mrs. Rau, please accept my very deep condolences on the loss of your beautiful Evalyn. My heart breaks for you. I am praying for God's...Read More »
18 of 34 | Posted by: Susan Webster - AZ

“We are deeply saddened by your loss. No words can express the pain that you are going through. May God bless and watch over you and your loved ones. ”
19 of 34 | Posted by: Bin Ji

“May you find the strength to heal. ”
20 of 34 | Posted by: Lisa Fass - Framingham, MA

“My deepest sympathy and strongest thoughts and prayers are sent to you during such a sad time. Your beautiful Evalyn will be missed, but loved...Read More »
21 of 34 | Posted by: Arlene Young - Waltham, MA

“Our deepest condolences to all the family on the loss of your beautiful Evie.From all at McLean Hospital Research ”
22 of 34 | Posted by: Dawn Morrissey - Waltham, MA

“My deep thoughts and prayers are with sweet Evalyn and all her family members. My heart aches in a pain I can only imagine how loved ones must feel....Read More »
23 of 34 | Posted by: Sheila (Caisey/McCarthy) Durkin - MA

“My condolences to the Rau family. Lissy, we are thinking of you and your husband. Best,Justin O'Leary and Family ”
24 of 34 | Posted by: Julia O'Leary - westwood, MA

“Dear Mrs. Rau,I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family. ”
25 of 34 | Posted by: Chunling Kwan - Westwood, MA

“Lissy-My heart is broken for you. Take care of yourself as you do everyone around you. Lots of love and prayers. -Margo ”
26 of 34 | Posted by: Margo Dornisch - East Walpole, MA

“Dear Lissy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Losing a child leaves a hole in your heart that never heals. I pray that God will help you...Read More »
27 of 34 | Posted by: Patricia Davis - Watertown, MA

“Evan and Melissa, words cannot express how sorry I was to hear about the sudden loss of your beautiful daughter. I found out this morning after...Read More »
28 of 34 | Posted by: Bryan Lynch - Canton, MA

“We are so sorry for our extended family our hearts are broken we will pray for our family today that God will give us the strength to heal ”
29 of 34 | Posted by: Ann Burke - Waltham

“So sad that I never got to meet this little bundle of joy, but I live in hope that one day I will, in a place far better than this, and that all of...Read More »
30 of 34 | Posted by: Gerry Rau - Family

“So very sorry for your loss ”
31 of 34 | Posted by: Priscilla Perry - Danvers, MA

“My children and I are so devastated to hear of the passing of your beautiful angel, Evalyn. We are praying for you all. We send prayers and so much...Read More »
32 of 34 | Posted by: Maria Paul Christina Amy McCarron - MA

“Lissy and Evan, Mary and Rick and Burke FamilyI feel we were so blessed to have this little angel, Evie, touch our lives. Evie will remain in our...Read More »
33 of 34 | Posted by: David Brown - Waltham, MA

“So very saddened hearing the tragic news. We have not met, but I send my sincere condolences having expressed joy when Sarah Osman shared the happy...Read More »
34 of 34 | Posted by: Anita Osman

In the book 'Guess How Much I Love You' by Sam McBratney the baby rabbit asks his parents this question and the immediate response was 'I love you right up to the moon…and back!'

Lissy and Evan Rau loved their daughter Evalyn right up to the moon and back and beyond! Their immeasurable bundle of love and joy was born on September 20, 2019. She died unexpectedly at home on Monday, February 10, 2020. She was four months old.

During her four months, Evie touched many lives and was loved so deeply. Her facial expressions, great little laugh and wonderful smile would light up a room. She experienced an entire childhood of mommy kisses and daddy snuggles in her short twenty weeks. Their first born and only child was their absolute delight.

Evalyn was absolutely adored and will be so very much missed by her parents Evan M. and Melissa A.'Lissy' (Burke) Rau; her grandparents, Charles W. and Sheree D. (DeCoste) Rau of Norfolk and Richard B. and Mary E. (Brown) Burke of Waltham; her loving aunts and uncles, Madison and J.D. Wolfsberg of Roslindale, Emileigh Rau and Noah James Rau, both of Norfolk, Rick and Kristyn Burke of Waltham, Natalie and Matt Landry of New York, New York and Matt and Hilary Burke of Waltham; much loved cousin to Brynn, Shea, Noah, Aquinnah, Caleb and Olivia; her great-grandmother Anne (Connelly) Catino of Dedham.

Family and friends will honor and remember Evalyn's life by gathering for calling hours on Friday, February 14th from 4 to 8 pm in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham. Her funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, February 15th in Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Belmont Cemetery, Belmont.

Memorials in Evie's name may be made to Checks can be made payable to the Evalyn Rau Memorial Fund, Watertown Savings Bank, 1075 Waltham Street, Lexington, MA 02421 Attn: David Burgess.

'Thank you for being our Evie and forever touching our lives.'

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