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Beverly Curtice Thorpe

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HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- Beverly Curtice Thorpe, 71, went to be with her heavenly Father on Aug. 8, 2004. She was the wife of the late Walter “Clark” Thorpe, who died Oct. 3, 2002.

She was born on Aug. 23, 1932 in Troy, daughter of the late Norman and Jessie C. Chapman Curtice. Beverly graduated from the Hoosick Falls High School in 1949. She was most recently employed at Saint-Gobain in Hoosick Falls. Bev was a communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church in Hoosick Falls and a member of the Hoosick Falls Country Club, where she served on the board of directors for many years. She was an enthusiastic sports fan and local team supporter. After family, her two biggest passions were golf and knitting.

Survivors include her devoted sister, Sandy Hayden and her husband Wade of Johnsonville; her children, Lucinda Havenhand and her husband Andrew of Richmond, Va., Ellen See of Tucson, Ariz., Curt Kaukas and his wife Sue of Ashland, Va., Sue Watson of Hoosick Falls, Mike Thorpe of Camden, S.C., Linda Barnett and her husband Shawn of Tucson, Teryl “Terry” Henry and her husband Jim of Hoosick Falls; nine grandchildren, who were the light of her life, Andrew Mann, Erica Watson, Cara Thorpe, Tim Gray, Courtney Mann, Rick Watson, Bobby Thorpe, Molly and Megan Henry; as well as many devoted nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is predeceased by a son, Bobby Thorpe.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian burial on Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Immaculate Conception Church on Main Street in Hoosick Falls. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Calling hours will be Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Mahar Funeral Home, 43 Main St. in Hoosick Falls. Memorial contributions may be made to Southwestern Vermont Regional Center through the funeral home.

Beverly’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to all the caregivers who were most recently there for Beverly in her brief battle with cancer.
Published in Bennington Banner on Aug. 9, 2004
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