Augusta Louise Beverly
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AGE: 102 1/2 • Neptune
Augusta Louise Beverly of Neptune, passed away peacefully Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 at Jersey Shore University Center at 102 1/2 years old. She was born to Otto and Kathy Cook Lidwig in Jersey City. She lived her early years as a companion in Tinton Falls to the Bennetts, her son later became Mayor of Asbury Park. Her husband Joseph Beverly passed away in WWII at the Battle of the Bulge, she raised her three children in Eatontown.
She leaves behind her sons, Joseph Beverly and wife Jo Ann, Norman Beverly and wife Marilyn; daughter, Virginia Gisoldi; grandchildren, Joe Beverly Jr and wife Nichelle, Jeff Beverly and wife Robin, William Ganley and wife Carol, and Cindy Ganley, 11 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren.
She was a Rosie the Riveter during the War, she later lived in FL working as a housekeeper and companion, later she lived in PA working for Heinz Co. In 1982 she moved to Neptune where she lived until her passing. Her son Norman worked for Eastern and Gussie traveled the country. Mom was very active and well traveled and was a member of Gold Stars, helped with "Share" before food bank, the American Legion, the Young at Heart, Associate of the Blind, Neptune City Senior Center, at Neptune Senior Center she was one of the original members. Gussie Louise had a wonderful fun filled life leaving behind her loving family and many friends who she much appreciated "Rest in Peace."
Visitation will be from 2-4, and 7-9 Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 at the Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home, 1200 10th and Atkins Ave, Neptune. A 10am service will be held Mon. Feb. 25, 2013 at the Funeral Home.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Feb. 23, 2013