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Beverly Koscielniak

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Beverly Musgrove Koscielniak 1935 - 2012 SAFETY HARBOR, FLA Beverly Musgrove Koscielniak, formerly of Lenox and Pittsfield, passed into the arms of the Lord on May 24. Beverly was born June 25, 1935, in Pittsfield to the late Richard and Lottie (Michaud) Musgrove. She was in real estate in the Berkshires before moving to Florida in 1976. She continued as a top-selling agent for Beacon Homes, Arthur Rutenburg and Campagna builders. Beverly worked for the Saint Pete Times in her "retirement!" She loved to surround herself with family, grandchildren, friends and her four-legged "children." She loved to laugh, entertain, argue politics, read, prepare a wonderful meal, putter in her yard, and looked forward to vacations "back home" in the Berkshires and Cape Cod. In spite of battling various painful and debilitating health problems over many years, Beverly showed courage, perseverance, humor and faith. Previously a member of Saint Ann in Lenox, Mass., she was a member of Espiritu Santo Catholic Church in Safety Harbor. Beloved mother of Ronald (Kathy), David (Katrina) of Florida, Lisa (Jim Stankiewicz) of Dalton, Bernard (Amy) of Pinehurst N.C., Mark of Chicopee Mass., and Richard of Safety Harbor, with whom she made her home. Beverly had 11 grandchildren. She was "Nina"" to Laura and David Koscielniak, "Grammy" to Alicia (James Hackney), Amy Koscielniak, Adam, Brandon and Jennifer Koscielniak and "Nana" to Christopher (Catherine), Matthew, Daniel and Joshua Stankiewicz. Beverly also leaves three great-grandchildren, Annabelle and Charlotte (Hackney) and Jacob (Koscielniak). Beverly is also survived by her brother, David and his wife, Marilyn Musgrove of Pittsfield; sisters-in-law, Glenda Koscielniak and Joan Musgrove. She also leaves her "daughter of the heart" Nancy Fuore of Lenox, many beloved nieces, nephews, and dear friends. She was predeceased by her husband of 49 years, Bernard "Bonesy" in 2002, her sister, Patricia (Musgrove) Wills, and her brother, Richard Musgrove Jr. MEMORIAL NOTICE: A memorial Mass will be at Espiritu Santo Church in Safety Harbor at a time to be announced. A funeral Mass will be held at Saint Agnes Church in Dalton, Mass., on Sunday, June 3, at 3:30. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to Saint Agnes Academy or to HospiceCare of the Berkshires through Saint Agnes Church. Abbey Cremation is in charge of arrangements in Florida.

Published in The Berkshire Eagle on May 29, 2012
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