Beverly Ann Michaud

Claremont, N.H. — Beverly Ann Michaud, 76, of Claremont passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at home surrounded by her family after a long battle with cancer.

She was born in Claremont on May 14, 1936, the daughter of Wilfred and Helen (Mezykowski) Bonneville.

Her family includes her husband of 56 years, Arthur Michaud; her daughters, Sarah Morgan of San Diego, Calif., Kathleen and her husband, David Thurber of Springfield, Vt.; and her granddaughter, Bethanie Kisler of Biddeford, Maine, who was the twinkle in her eye. She is also survived by two brothers, Raymond Bonneville, Richard Bonneville and his wife, Lorraine; a step-sister, Sheila Moore and her husband, Richard, her step-brother Richard George and his wife, Jeanne and her sister-in-law Priscilla Bartiromo. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins, and one aunt.

Beverly will always be remembered as a devoted and loving mother, wife, and friend to many. She had an incredible sense of humor and loved to dance, ice skate, swim, cheer for the Red Sox and Patriots as well as host a monthly birthday party for her friends. She was treasurer of her Stevens High Class of 54 for 55 years and instrumental in organizing annual alumni parties and floats. Bev helped establish the Claremont Soup Kitchen. Driven by their unwavering faith, Bev and her husband ran the Grapevine Tape Ministry for many years. She was also a member of the Claremont Senior Center and Borden Center.

Bev worked at Joy Manufacturing in the accounting and data processing departments and also was involved in the start-up of Cannon Industries as an Executive Administrator.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday evening, April 12, 2013, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Stringer Funeral Home, 146 Broad Street, Claremont.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph Church in Claremont on Saturday morning, April 13, 2013, at 10 a.m. with Reverend Father George Majka, officiating. Interment will be in Saint Mary’s Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Most Holy Trinity Monastery, 67 Dugway Road, Petersham, MA 01366.

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