Beverly Handfield, age 86, passed away peacefully at her home in Mission Viejo, California with her family by her side on Sunday November 2, 2014.
Born in 1928 in Fitchburg Massachusetts, Beverly was the only daughter to Hirum and Julia Martin. Beverly was raised in Worcester and became a registered nurse at Worcester City Hospital. She married her mate of life Bob Handfield in1950, and honeymooned toasting in the New Year in Times Square. They shared 48 years of marriage until Bob passed in 1998.
They started their family on the east coast and had three children, Cheryl, Rick and Mike. In 1971 they moved to California and settled in Irvine. The most important part of her life was her family and her friends.
Beverly is survived by her three children and five grandchildren. Her children, Cheryl and her husband Mike Hudson, Rick and his wife Sue Handfield, Mike and his wife Tansy Handfield and 5 grandchildren, David and his wife Lori Hudson, Chris Hudson, Adam Handfield, Brad Handfield and Shelby Handfield all have described her as a loving grandmother, a card shark, a confidante, and someone that has always been there for them.
Visitation is scheduled for 7-9 pm on Thursday Nov. 6 at O’Connor Mortuary.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00am on Friday, Nov. 7 at San Francisco Solano Catholic Church, Rancho Santa Margarita, California. The burial will follow at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery, in Orange, California.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the American Lung Association, http://www.lung.org.