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Beverly F. (McClain) Desmond
January 14, 1937 - August 04, 2022
Obituary For Beverly F. (McClain) Desmond
Beverly Desmond, 85, of Peabody, formerly of Quincy, MA, passed away peacefully at Beverly Hospital with family at her side on Thursday, August 4, 2022. She was the daughter of the late Rhoda Jacobus and Georgie McClain, of Missouri. Beverly was predeceased by her husband of 43 years, Gregory F. Desmond of Quincy. She is survived by her children: Charles Freeman of Ellsworth, ME; Mary Connors of Bay Minette, AL; Jean Michon and her husband Kenneth of Lynn Haven, FL; James Freeman and his wife Dawn of Peabody, MA; and Jack Freeman and his wife Pat of MA. She was predeceased by her daughter, Deborah Steele and grandson Ian Sinclair, formerly of Quincy, MA.
She was the grandmother of Chevelle Freeman, Gregory Sinclair, Carolyn Bassett, Jean Kennedy, Sandy Connors, Michael Belben, Edward Belben, Mark Freeman, Sean Freeman, Erin Freeman and Nicole Freeman. She was also blessed with 18 great-grandchildren.
Beverly had a strong faith in God and taught Bible classes at Blaney Church and Wollaston Church of the Nazarene. She participated in many Bible study groups. She even travelled to Israel, rode a camel, and visited the Wailing Wall. She also had a love of writing and shared stories of her life with her writing group at Brooksby Village. She loved sewing, and during the pandemic made over 200 masks for staff at Brooksby when masks were hard to find. She also made clothing for her granddaughters’ Barbie and American Girl dolls. She was a big fan of the Boston Red Sox and had an adventurous side, taking a hot air balloon ride with her friend Doris. She worked at HUB mail as a machine operator and at Pioneer Financial as a Dispersing Agent. Beverly had a love of animals, especially her cats Susie and Julian, as well as her grand-dogs, Sam, Icy and Amari.
Beverly was a very social woman, who made a friend everywhere she went. She loved her family and enjoyed any opportunity to spend time together. She will be dearly missed by everyone she knew.
Arrangements: Her funeral service will be held at the Wollaston Church of the Nazarene, 37 E Elm Ave, Quincy, MA 02170, on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. Visiting hours will be held at the Conway Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn Street, Peabody, MA 01960, on Monday, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the Peabody Council on Aging, 79 Central St, Peabody, MA 01960. For directions and online guestbook, please visit www.ccbfuneral.com.
I met Bev in 1980 at HubMail. We worked there together until we both moved our jobs to Pioneer. We work side-by-side until she retired. I will miss her greatly. My husband Bill and I would celebrate my birthday with Bev and Greg at her home in Quincy every year with a pizza party until she moved. She will always be my very best friend. Her love for Jesus will continue to remind me of when my first grandson was born stillborn and she came to my home and we prayed together. God bless and God speed - Linda, Bill and Michelle Robert's
Our visit with Aunt Bev was one the many highlights of our New England trip in 2019. It was the first time we had seen her in over 40 years, although we had talked many times on the phone. Her sense of humor made for a jovial visit. She was solid in her faith and was certain that she was going to heaven to be with Jesus, her Savior. Now she has entered into glory where she had been reunited with Grandmother and Grandaddy McClain, Greg, her siblings...Bill (my dad), Marvin, and Jeannie and her beloved daughter, Debbie. May the joy of the Lord's resurrection fill your hearts with peace, comfort and hope! Blessings always, Mark and Leann, your family in Texas!
will always remember Beverly the special times your mother and I spent together. She was one of my closest and dearest friend, she used to call me her adopted daughter, she used to pray when Am with her in the morning before having her shower, and again before breakfast and when I wanna leave her she will ask me, my daughter Verrah there's something you forgot, and I will ask her what mum? Then she was always gave me a smile and said come and I pray for you my child. In the morning I was always singing a Swahili song before she wakes up and she used to Like the song so very much. She will be missed."
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