BASKIN, Evelyn

Evelyn “Evie” (Ratoff) Baskin

94, of Canton, formerly of Holbrook died  August 29 at home after a period of declining health. Evie was born in Boston on April  10, 1926 to the late Charles and Rose (Norman) Ratoff. She was the wife of David Baskin to whom she had been married for 72 years. She also leaves behind her children Gerry Baskin and his wife Amy Paul of Sharon and Lori Rosen and her husband Jeff of Natick, along with her beloved grandchildren, Abby Rosen, Rachel Baskin and Charlie Baskin. She was pre-deceased by her brothers Melvin and Jack Ratoff.


Evie grew up in Roxbury and graduated from Jeremiah Burke High School. Married in 1947, she and Dave lived in Dorchester before settling in Holbrook for the next 56 years. They moved to Brightview of Canton four years ago and became part of a wonderful retirement community.


Evie was a high spirited, feisty lady who left us with many great memories. She was  a lifelong Mah Jong player and knitter which continued through her time at Brightview. Most family members were recipients of a blanket, sweater or other hand knit item.  She loved going to the casino with Dave and playing at the craps table.  She would always put some money in the slot machines and the grandchildren were the recipients of any winnings. In her younger years she was known for being the best bargain shopper and loved to boast about her yard sale bargains. She wasn't a huge sports fan, but loved her Red Sox!


Family was always important to Evie as she grew up surrounded by a large extended family. She and Dave had a house on the Cape for many years where they enjoyed time with family and friends and loved the family reunions.


The family would like to thank the staff at Brightview of Canton and more recently Seasons Hospice for her wonderful care as well as Bayada and Brightstar for previous caregivers.  Due to Covid her services will be private for the immediate family only. Donations may be made to the Resident Holiday Fund, Brightview of Canton, 125 Turnpike St, Canton, MA 02021. And have 'just a sliver' of dessert in her honor

Arrangements by
Schlossberg & Solomon Memorial Chapel
"Family Owned"

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