Beverly (Jamison) LaChapelle, 79, of Manchester, beloved wife of the late Henry J. LaChapelle Jr., peacefully passed away at home on Sunday, April 28, 2013, surrounded by her family.
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She was born on Feb. 16, 1934, in Manchester, daughter of the late Thomas and Sarah (Jackson) Jamison. Beverly was raised in Manchester, attended local schools, and was a graduate of Manchester High School, Class of 1952. In her early years, she was employed with the former New England Telephone Co. and later with Pratt & Whitney Aircraft for over 30 years until her retirement. Beverly was a longtime active member of South United Methodist Church in Manchester. She was a member of the Emblem Club with BPOE No. 1893 in Manchester, where she also assisted with bingo on Monday nights.
Beverly is survived by her daughter, Diane and Kirk Owen of East Hartford; her son, James and Andrea LaChapelle of Manchester; her sister, Marilyn and Bob Lovejoy of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and her six grandchildren, Corey and Jaimie LaChapelle, Derek Owen, Kristin Owen, Kirk Owen Jr., and Tanya (Owen) Morris, and her husband, Greg. In addition to her husband and parents, Beverly was predeceased by her granddaughter, Allison Owen.
Calling hours will be held Thursday, May 2, 2013, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Holmes Funeral Home, 400 Main St., Manchester. There will be an Elks Emblem Club service Thursday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be celebrated Friday, May 3, at 11 a.m. at South United Methodist Church, 1226 Main St., Manchester. Burial will follow in East Cemetery, Manchester.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Visiting Nurse & Health Services Inc. (North Central Hospice), 8 Keynote Drive, Vernon, CT 06066; or to the Petit Family Foundation, P.O. Box 310, Plainville, CT 06062-0310.
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Holmes Funeral Home
400 Main Street
Manchester, CT 06040
Published in Journal Inquirer from Apr. 30 to May 4, 2013