Evelyn Mae Gerrity Rylander, age 90, of Milford and formerly of Bridgeport, beloved wife of the late Harold F. Rylander, passed away on March 27, 2013, in Golden Hill Health Care Milford.

She was born September 27, 1922 in Bridgeport, daughter of the late Myles and Martha Werwein Gerrity.

Evelyn retired from the accounting department of General Electric after many years of service.

Evelyn truly enjoyed cooking for and sharing time with her family and many friends, reading, spending time at the beach, tending to her garden and two cats but most of all making the people in her life smile.

She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother. Evelyn is survived by daughters, Patricia Bracken of Bridgeport, June and her husband Gerald Chetlen of Milford, son Robert Rylander of Bridgeport, grandchildren John and his wife Gina, Michael, Carrie, Laura and Matthew, great grandchildren Christopher and Scott.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her brother Myles Gerrity.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday April 2, 2013 at 10:30 am in St. Mary’s Church Milford. Interment will follow in Park Cemetery Bridgeport. Friends may call Monday from 4:00pm to 8:00pm at the Smith & Sefcik Funeral Home, 135 Broad St., Milford.