WESTMINSTER — Infant Grady Oliver Evans, 7 months, passed away June 5, 2019 at Boston Children’s Hospital after a short yet courageous battle with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. Our fighter passed peacefully in the arms of his Mommy and Daddy after surpassing expectations and defying odds for 7 months. Grady was born on November 18, 2018, the beloved son of Charles G. Evans and Janice M. Evans. Grady is survived by his parents and the most loving, proud big sister, Bristol E. Evans, of Westminster, Vermont, maternal grandparents Maggie and Don Nowers of Dunedin, Florida; paternal Grumpy, Timothy Evans, of Saxtons River, Vermont; paternal Nana Veronica Fortney of Warner Robins, Georgia; several other grandparents as well as many cousins, uncles and aunties who will carry this boy with them always. Baby Grady is preceded in death by his paternal Nana, Mary Evans of Saxtons River, Vermont. One in every 100 babies are born with a congenital heart defect. One in every 5,000 of those babies born are diagnosed with HLHS. Use Grady's story, be an advocate, use your voice, raise awareness for CHD. We may have only had 202 days with our handsome little man, but our love for him will last a lifetime. His time on earth was short, but he had lessons to teach and hearts to touch while here. May he forever be remembered for the love he gave, the strength he had and the hope he spread. You fought hard for us, now rest, our baby. Forever our Heart Warrior. There will be a funeral service 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 18 at Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home in Bellows Falls, Vermont.

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