Evan Carroll Perez, known affectionately to his friends as 'E-Dawg,' 'Big E,' 'EPWouldya,' and 'Woodz,' was a compassionate, loving and beautiful soul who brought joy, laughter and endless happiness to every room he entered. Born on March 28, 2000, in Gardner, MA, Evan was an adventurous spirit who embraced life with a passion that was unmatched. He was a talented welder and metal fabricator by trade, working for Mott Iron Works, where he created many stunning artistic creations. His creativity wasn't confined to his work alone, as he was also an enthusiastic singer, music player, and creator of music.
Evan was an avid moped rider and disc golfer. He enjoyed snowboarding, camping, kayaking, hiking, fishing, scootering and dancing his heart out at music festivals. He embraced the Van Life culture, and was often seen exploring the world with his beloved dogs, Finnegan and Murfy, by his side. He was a graciously profound person with a deep respect for family, friends, and relationships. He believed in staying true to himself, which was seen through his enthusiasm for life and desire to make the world a better place. As an athlete, Evan received awards for his performance in lacrosse and football. Academically, he was an honor roll student, proving his commitment to learning and growth. Evan's love for animals and nature was another important part of who he was.
Evan is survived by his loving mother, Melissa Cloukey-Perez; father, David Perez; His sister, Shayna Perez, nephew, Lorenzo Alvarado, girlfriend, Emma Alderman-Shapiro; brothers Nicholas and David Perez, aunts, Lottie Johnson, and Johnna (Matt) Hebert; Penny Kelleher, and grandmother, Brenda Cloukey; cousins Camden, Kaylin, Tanner, Bryan Hebert, Linnea and Lilly Johnson; and many beloved family, cousins, and amazing friends. He was preceded in death by his uncle Ralph C. Cloukey, grandparents Carroll "Booko" Cloukey and Aurea Perez; great grandparents Corrine Cloukey, Ralph F. Cloukey, and Millie Walker.
Evan brought love, light, laughter, and music wherever he went. He had a smile and a kind word for all that knew him - a shoulder to cry on, or a listening ear. Evan was ambitious and hardworking and truly enjoyed every minute of his time. He was an adventurer at heart with a zest for life. He was creative and passionate in everything he did, with the biggest heart. Genuinely living life to the fullest every single day, he wanted a world full of love, light and peace. Remember this quote from Evan, "Spend every day doing what you love, what makes you feel alive. At the end of the day, the clock just ticks, and we don't know how much time we have. Continually try to surround yourself with the energy you put out." Let's remember our extraordinary Evan for the adventurous, charming, talented, caring, and genuine individual he was.
Calling hours will be held on Saturday, November 4th, 2023 from 2-5 pm at Fiske-Murphy & Mack Funeral Home, 110 New Athol Road, Orange. A funeral service will be held at 5 pm in the funeral home.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, November 5th, 2023 from 1-5pm at Ellinwood Country Club, 1928 Pleasant Street, Athol.
To leave an online condolence please visit www.mackfamilyfh.com.
Fiske-Murphy & Mack Funeral Home, 110 New Athol Road, Orange is assisting with arrangements.
Kevin J. Mack, Walter C. Taylor, and Melissa A. McQuaid, Funeral Directors.