Lea Elaine's Story
On October 20, 2016, God saw Lea had struggled enough with her fight against heroin addiction, opened his arms, and had his angels take her home. She hated that drug and the power it held over her. She was planning on going back into residential treatment because she knew she needed to get away, once again, from those who were bringing her down. She never wanted to lose her true, healthy friends. She never wanted to lose her dignity and love for life. She never wanted to lose her son or miss his sports, birthdays or future achievements. She never wanted to lose herself or be another statistic. For her friends in recovery, she would want you to keep fighting the fight. She loved all of you so much and would never want you to pick up, even just one more time.
As Lea had expressed in her journal, “I’m 30 years old now and still reflecting in a journal. That’s crazy to me. It’s cool. I wonder if anyone will read them, when I die or something like that. If so, “Hi!” “Embrace every single moment. Life is a gift from God.” “And a test.”
Lea was born on March 1, 1986, in Newburyport as a “beautiful little princess” to Mark A. Evans and Jeanne E. Antille. There was no one in the world that she loved and cherished more than her son, Tyler. She gloated over his musical talent of playing the drums, artistic abilities and loved watching him during his football and hockey games.
Also devastated by the effects of her heroin addiction, besides her mother and son, are Bruce McDonald, her step-father; her brothers, Justin T. Antille and Mark C. Evans; great-uncle, Edmond Poulin; her niece, Cassidy M. Antille; step-brothers, Cameron and Stephen McDonald; aunts and uncles, Elaine (Antille) and her spouse, John Grazio, Diane Antille and her spouse, Jeffrey Burgess, June (Antille) Kokaras, Ronnie and Judy Evans, Holly Evans, Michael and Nicole Evans. She was so loved by her cousins, Gina Grazio, Jason Grazio, Peter Kokaras, Vallon (Kokaras) Fritz, Russell Littlefield, Cassandra (Evans) Dignard, Corey Evans, Courtney Evans, Michael Evans, Justin Evans, Cameron Evans, and sister-in-law, Chelsea Evans. Lea was reunited in heaven with her father, Mark A. Evans; maternal grandparents, A. Oscar and Lorraine M. (Poulin) Antille; and paternal grandparents, Mary Thomas and Ronald Evans.
She attended the Amesbury school system and was a 2005 graduate of Triton Regional Technical High School.
Visiting hours will be Saturday, October 29, 2016, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Healing Rain Ministries located at 49 New Zealand Road in Seabrook, N.H. Pastor JD Minerella will perform a memorial service and her burial will take place immediately thereafter at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Amesbury, Mass. Donations in her memory may be made to the Merrimack Valley Feline Rescue Society, 63 Elm Street, Salisbury, MA 01952. Arrangements are by Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home, 2 Hillside Avenue, Amesbury.
Published on  October 28, 2016