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Beverly Neff Connor

October 12, 1933 August 1, 2019
Beverly Neff Connor
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Obituary for Beverly Neff Connor

Beverly Neff Connor, 85, of Belmont, MA, formerly of Morehead City, NC and Pittsfield, MA, died on Thursday, August 1, 2019, following a courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease. She was the devoted wife of the late James Roger Connor who died in 2017.

Bev was born in Youngstown, Ohio on October 12, 1933 to her late parents, Lester and Helen (Patterson) Neff. She was valedictorian at Chaney High School and graduated in 1954 from Mount Union College in Alliance, Ohio, with a degree in English. A year later Bev married Jim, her college sweetheart, and they began a wonderful journey through life together.

Bev began her professional life as an English teacher and later volunteered with English as a Second Language and adult literacy programs. With Jim’s career in sales and marketing taking them to twelve cities and towns across America, Bev made each house into a warm and cheerful home for her family. She enjoyed playing the piano, gardening, raising puppies, and reading mystery novels.

Bev was a loving wife and mother, always there to offer thoughtful encouragement or advice, give a warm embrace, or laugh at a silly story. With her grandchildren she shared her love of books, a deep affection for dogs, an extensive knowledge of birds, and some unforgettable Christmas cookie recipes. She had a generous spirit and shared her kindness and sense of humor with all who knew her.

Bev will be forever remembered by her daughter, Kathleen Nomicos, her husband, Nicholas, and granddaughter, Stephanie, of Belmont, Massachusetts; son, Robert, and his wife, Alyssa, and grandchildren, Max and Hadley, of Framingham, Massachusetts. In addition to her parents, Bev is preceded in death by her sister, Bernadine Damey.

A private service will be held at Mount Auburn Cemetery, where Beverly and James will be laid to rest together.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial donations in Bev’s name be made to support Parkinson’s research at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Development Office, 116 Huntington Avenue, 3rd floor, Boston MA 02116.

Arrangements are under the care of Dee Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Concord.

Cemetery Details


Mount Auburn Cemetery Final Resting Place

580 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

580 Mount Auburn Street Cambridge 02138 MA
United States

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