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Beverly L. Wood

March 19, 1932 ~ October 1, 2020 (age 88)


Beverly L. Wood, 88, a lifelong resident of Vernon, passed away October 1, 2020 after a year of declining health.  She was born  March 19, 1932 in Rockville Hospital to the late George and Helen (Curran) LaChappelle.

   Bevie was educated in the Vernon school system and graduated from Rockville High School, class of 1950.  She was a member of the Vernon United Methodist Church. She began her working career at the Traveler’s Insurance Company and ended it at Peter’s Furniture Store in Manchester.  In between those jobs, she did countless others.  She was a dedicated care giver and was gifted bringing comfort to those in her charge. She was an amazing woman, with a photographic memory and had the ability to make friends easily everywhere she went. She could talk to anyone and she did!  Bev, as many of her friends called her, was a world traveler, an avid reader, and was truly interested in everything and a loyal friend to many. She loved to dance and was a lot of fun.

   In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by both of her children, Bruce and Stacie.  Also her sister and brother in-law Dorothy and Francis Rieder and her brother and sister in-law George and Dorothy LaChappelle.   She is survived by her granddaughters Melissa Wood and Callie Rieder and great granddaughter Alexis Burgess.  She also leaves 2 nieces and 4 nephews. 

   A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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