Beverly A. Taft
NORTH ATTLEBORO- Beverly A. (Long) Taft, 73, of Oakhurst Street, North Attleboro, died on Sunday, January 8, 2012 at Madonna Manor Nursing Home in North Attleboro. She was the wife of the late George C. Taft who died on February 14, 2008.
Born in Boston, Massachusetts on September 13, 1938, she was a daughter of the late Lawrence and Ethel I. (Mills) Hughes.
Raised and educated in Boston, Mrs. Taft was a graduate of the former Girls High School of Boston.
She resided in North Attleboro since 1991 having previously resided in Norfolk, Franklin and Medway.
Mrs. Taft was employed as a banking clerk for Ben Franklin Savings Bank in Franklin for ten years until 1996 when she devoted herself to caring for her husband.
She attended Grace Episcopal Church, North Attleboro.
Mrs. Taft enjoyed reading and listening to music particularly country and western music.
She leaves three daughters: Sandra H. Grace of North Attleboro; Beverly-Ann Gagliard-Lowe of North Attleboro and Vicki L. Smith of North Attleboro; a stepson: Gregg A. Taft of Tucson, Arizona; eight grandchildren: Renee Steinberg and her husband, John Steinberg, of Rockland; Kelly A. Grace of North Attleboro; Robert P. Gagliard of Sharon; Matthew J. Grace of North Attleboro; Andrea M. Smith of Riverside, Rhode Island; Sarah M. Englehart in Florida; Michael S. Englehart, Jr. in Florida and Robert T. Smith-Englehart of North Attleboro; four brothers: Arthur Long of Surprise, Arizona; William Hughes of North Attleboro; Stephen Hughes of Waltham and Charles Hughes of North Kingston, Rhode Island; several nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family members and friends.
She was the mother of the late Robert T. Smith, Jr. who died in 1976 and was the sister of the late Sandra Hope Long.
Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend visitation on Thursday, January 12, 2012 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM in the "Memorial Chapel" of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home - the national historic Colonel Obed Robinson Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue (exit 5 off I-95 N or S, go right at end of ramp, mile on the left) Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro.
Those in need of a ride to visitation may call the funeral home at (508) 695-0200 to make an advance reservation for such gratis transportation.
Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend the funeral on Friday, January 13, 2012 at 8:45 AM from the "Memorial Chapel" of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue (exit 5 off I-95 N or S, go right at end of ramp, mile on the left) Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro followed by a Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving at 10:00 AM in Grace Episcopal Church, 104 North Washington Street, North Attleboro, with the Rev. Maryalice Sullivan, Rector, officiating.
Burial will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Medway.
Following cemetery services an invitation will be extended to join the family for a time of continued fellowship and refreshments at a location to be announced.
Children's room available during visitation and while the funeral cortege is being organized prior to the funeral service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Mrs. Taft's name may be made to the Community VNA Hospice, 10 Emory Street, Attleboro, MA 02703.
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Arrangements are under the direction of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue, Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro.