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“Phil! Words do not say what memories do! Many years ago we spent time, as students, at Cardinal Farley. Phil is the type cadet that one remembers....Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: "Tank" Meehan, CFMA '58

“Just received word of Phil's passing on the Cardinal Farley Group site. I remeber Phil with fondness as a classmate for 4 years at Farley. Martha and...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Jorge F. Mascaro

“There are many former cadets that fondly remember Phil from CFMA. We just recieved notification today and I am sure others will reply. My family and...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Jim Flanagan

“I returned from out of state on Friday and was saddened terribly to read of Phil's death. I was one of the fortunate IBMers who had the opportunity...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Gerry Granito

“I'll always remember the cigar smoking, sports loving Uncle Phil and the Thanksgivings with football on TV in Hyde Park. I'm glad Phil was able to...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: ann murphy langwig

“Im sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family Mr.Evangelista was always fair with me and a very interesting person to talk with...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: MR.&MRS.JOHN H VANBUSKIRK

“We are so very sorry to hear of Uncle Phil's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I have many happy memories. Love, Tara, Jim, Katina...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Tara Duggan Pangakis

“Please accept our condolences. Phil was alawys a cheerful upfront type of person. He held a special place in our hearts. Love, The Mike Glavich...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Mike Glavich

“To Matt and Family, We are so sorry for your loss. You hold such a special place in our family's hearts and we want you to know that we are thinking...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: The Mantell Family

“I was very sorry to read about Phil's passing. We worked together at IBM in Pough. from 1980 until 1993 in Personnel. I'll never forget how cheerful...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Bob Jones

“I am so sorry for your loss I know you don't know who I am but 6 years ago I lost my sister to ALS I hope someday they can find a cure and a way to...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Jayne Cupp

“I was shocked and saddened to see Phil's picture and obituary in the Poughkeepsie Journal. Although I had not seen him since he retired from IBM, I...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Fred A. Policastri


Philip Anthony Evangelista, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, 66, died on Monday at home after a courageous battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.
Mr. Evangelista, a graduate of Cardinal Farley Military Academy and Fordham University, retired from IBM in 1994.
He served in the United States Coast Guard and coached CYO Basketball and Hyde Park Little League. He also served on the Town of Hyde Park Zoning Board of Appeals.
Mr. Evangelista, an avid golfer, was a member of the Casperkill Golf Club and the Heritage Oaks Golf and Country Club in Sarasota, FL. He was a member of St. Peter's Church.
Born in Poughkeepsie, NY on October 30, 1938, Philip was the son of the late Dominic and Mary Lepore Evangelista.
On August 12, 1961 at St. Mary's Church in Poughkeepsie, Philip married Catherine Duggan who survives at home.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Philip & Dina Evangelista, Liverpool, a daughter and son-in-law, Catherine and Clayton Andrews, Westport, CT, and sons, John, Salt Point, and Matthew, Peekskill and grandchildren Philip(PJ), Rebecca, & Megan Evangelista, Liverpool, and Clayton, John, & William Andrews, Westport, CT. Other survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, Dominic and Sonia, Chester, NY, an aunt, Antoinette Evangelista, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Calling hours are Thursday, March 3rd from 4-8 pm at Sweet's Funeral Home, Rte. 9, Hyde Park.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 am, Friday, March 4th at Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel of St. Peter's Parish, 185 Hudson View Drive, Poughkeepsie.
Burial will be in the family plot in St. Peter's Cemetery, Poughkeepsie.
Memorial donations in memory of Phil may be made to ALS Regional Center, St. Peter's Hospital, 315 Manning Blvd., Albany, NY 12208 or to ALS Research Division, Muscular Dystrophy Association National Headquarters, 3300 East Sunrise Drive, Tucson, AZ 85718.

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