Obituary: Evan Mayone – Portland Press Herald

Obituary: Evan Mayone – Portland Press Herald

Eva Mayone

SOUTH PORTLAND – Evan Mayone, 17, died December 29, 2022 of complications from pegaspargase-induced pancreatitis. Evan was fearless in life, especially when it came to his health, battling leukemia and adjusting to life with ichthyosis. Tenacity was evident in every aspect of Evans’ life. A committed member of the SPHS community, Evan has participated in the yearbook, served as a student ambassador on the South Portland City Council, served on the equity steering committee, and served as class president, freshman and sophomore. Evans’ college plans were to study aviation and become a commercial airline pilot.

Evan was always up for an adventure. He enjoyed playing Uber drivers and taking car trips, both alone and with friends. The sea was often his goal. Evan also loved a good meal. As he struggled to heal his body, he made lists of all the places he would go and all the things he would eat and drink (dumplings from pom’s and slushies) when he was done staying in the hospital. He had a wealth of information on every subject including technology, travel, airplanes, fashion, social media trends, food etc and might have made a millionaire with a company called Ask Evan. A pun expert, Evan made up funny words (‘okie’, ‘starbs’, ‘twinsies’, etc.) and mispronounced words on purpose for comic effect. Evan was a master at puns and his sense of humor was exemplary. His generous laugh and mischievous smile lit up every room he walked into.

Evan is survived by his loving parents, Mark and Kimberly; siblings Sophia and Harrison; Doggo’s Yukon and Leo; grandparents Harry Sundik and Linda and Beau Poteet; aunts and uncles Rose and Mark Regan, Patty and James Luster, Larry and Tina Mayone, and Greg and Jenny Sundik; and his 12 cousins; dear friends, many neighbors, teachers and friends of the family.

Evan was predeceased by his paternal grandparents Harry and Josephine Mayone and his beloved maternal grandmother Patricia Sundik.

Evan left us so many warm, funny and loving memories of his short 17 years on this planet. For anyone dealing with his death, our family encourages you to be open about your feelings with friends, family or professionals. Never be afraid to ask for help because there is more compassion, love and kindness in the world than you might think.

EVERYONE is invited to attend Evan’s funeral service at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 307 Congress St., Portland on Tuesday, January 10 at 10 a.m. We politely ask everyone to wear Hawaiian shirts or beach colors like turquoise or sea green and coral. The funeral service will be live streamed and recorded for those unable to attend After Mass, we will be hosting a Celebration of Evan’s Life from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Solo Italiano, 100 Commercial St., Portland

The Mayone family would like to thank Boston Children’s Hospital, The Fisher House Boston and all the people who have supported us in countless ways over the past 14 months.

To share memories of Evan or leave online condolences to the family, please visit

At Evan’s request, please consider becoming a blood donor or donating on his behalf in lieu of flowers:

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