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Evan Brodie, MD, Memorial Gifts

 

​Thank you for honoring Evan and our family with a contribution to DREAM. My father-in-law was deeply curious about my work and took every opportunity to learn about the organization and support it. His involvement meant so much to me personally and enabled countless hours of mentoring, adventure programming, summer enrichment and more. Please send a quick email to me at mfoote@dreamprogram.org to indicate that your gift was made in Evan's honor so that our family may thank you.

 

With appreciation,

-Mike Foote; Founder & Chief Empowerment Officer

ANDOVER - Evan Brodie, MD, 77, of Andover, died peacefully at home on October 10, 2020, surrounded by his family. Born in Beverly, Mass., on February 15, 1943, to Sidney and Rose Brodie, Evan graduated from Beverly High School in 1960 and Williams College in 1964. He went on to earn his MD from the University of Rochester School of Medicine, where his classmate's wife-to-be, Judy Lamphere, introduced him to Paula Scarsella. He found Paula's warm good nature and easy laugh endearing. She found Evan's smarts and utter lack of pretense irresistible. She knew nothing about Chinese food and he was something of an authority. A year later, in 1968, they were married.

Following his internship and residencies at the Strong Memorial Hospital and the Boston Medical Center, and a subsequent stint at Quantico Marine Base, he and Paula settled in Andover. Evan took up practice as a pediatrician, first at Andover Pediatrics and then at the Child Health Center in Methuen. He was a conscientious and caring doctor, looking after three generations of patients in the course of his 43-year-long career.

Yet for all his accomplishments, Evan by his own admission, was organizationally challenged. Each day brought a new missing item: car keys, wallet, eyeglasses, sometimes all three; Paula would find them. While not exactly a reciprocal arrangement, it was a workable one. Evan famously once drove all the way to the Cape leaving Paula behind at home. He had forgotten (or never absorbed) the revised plan to take one car, not two, on vacation. There were many stories of this sort and Evan never tired of hearing us recount them. He would laugh until his sides hurt.

Recognized around town as the man in the Williams sweatshirt (or t-shirt or cap, depending on the season), Evan was possibly that college's most enthusiastic alumnus. He liked visiting Williamstown as much as he liked heading north to the slopes. He was a good skier, a frustrated golfer, and an avid tennis player. In today's noisy world filled with large egos, Evan stood out. He was soft-spoken, self-effacing, and kind-hearted. The world has lost a supremely good person.

In addition to his wife Paula Brodie of Andover, Evan is survived by his children and their spouses: Jeffrey Brodie of Corte Madera, Calif.; Jennifer Brodie Seward and Lindsay Seward of So. Hamilton; Rachel Brodie and Mike Foote of Richmond, Vt. Also surviving him are his sister Judith Brodie and her husband Merv Richard of Washington, D.C.; and his grandchildren, Sydney, Maggie, and Hallie Brodie, Olivia Seward, River Foote, and Isla Brodie. His sister Sheila Zetlan of Andover predeceased him.

Thank you for helping close the opportunity gap!

We seek a world in which all children have the opportunities, resources, and relationships necessary to achieve their dreams. Your gift helps close the gap in trusting relationships, summer enrichment, out-of-school experiences, and post-secondary support for children in low-income households. Thank you.

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