Stephen Lamont McEvitt, 76, of Farmington, CT passed away on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. He was born to the late Joseph F. and Lillian L. McEvitt on October 28, 1945, in Hartford, CT. Lamont grew up in East Hartford, CT and was the eldest of their four children. Growing up Lamont was a great student enjoyed riflery and science.
S. Lamont McEvitt married Carolyn Diann Ewanco on September 9, 1967, in Pittsburgh, PA where they met as college students and lived there until 1973 when moving to Farmington, CT. Lamont was an entrepreneur and participated in many different businesses ranging from a Dunkin’ franchise, medical imaging business, and a fine art auction house. Lamont was a well-respected antiques and fine art dealer and appraiser. He was a well-known collector of Charles Ethan Porter, who was a Connecticut 19th century artist who specialized in still life paintings.
Prior to college, Lamont’s aspiration was to enter the Air Force, but during his physical exam for the Air Force, he was found to have a rare bone condition, which disqualified him from pursuing his aviation dream. Lamont later pursued his love of aviation as an active member of the Chapter 166 Experimental Aircraft Association. He also valued adult education and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Leadership and Project Management from Charter Oak State College in 2012. He also served on the Board of Charter Oak College for some years.
Lamont was predeceased by his wife, Carolyn, and two sons: Ian and Ethan McEvitt. Lamont is survived by his siblings which include: Deb VanOstrand and her husband Mark VanOstrand of CT; Robert McEvitt, and his wife, Carolyn McEvitt of CT, and Richard McEvitt, of AZ. He is also survived by his daughter Meghan K. McEvitt, and her fiancé, Michael Boyle of CT, and his other daughter Kate (McEvitt) Heller, and her husband, Aaron Heller of MO. He is also survived by his two granddaughters, Addison Heller and Peyton Heller.
His daughter Meghan McEvitt, lovingly cared for her father for the last 2.5 years while he resided in a nursing home. She would bring her dogs to visit as well as his favorite Dunkin’ coffee and donuts. The McEvitt family would like to express their deepest gratitude for any friends and family that supported Lamont and his daughter Meghan, during the last few challenging years of his life, and especially the staff who provided care for Lamont at Autumn Lake of New Britain.
A Roman Catholic mass and private burial will be held at a later date.