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1926 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
RICH, Beatrice (Katz) A resident of Natick, MA for over 50 years, passed away peacefully November 6, 2016 at the Parlin House in Wayland, MA. She was 90 years old. For 67 years, she was the beloved wife of the late Alvin T. Rich. She leaves behind her daughter, Rosanne Kates, and her husband, Louis, and her son, Irwin Rich, and his wife, Joni. She also leaves five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Bea was a sister to the late Rita Barroll, Mildred Sherr, and Jerome Katz. She is survived by her sisters, Helen Wolf and Audrey Hoffman. Born in Manchester, NH on November 1, 1926, she met the love of her life when she was 11 years old, in Boston. Bea married her sweetheart, Al at 19 years of age. She worked as a customer service rep in the claims department for Allstate Insurance for over 25 years, and took great pride in her work. More than anything else, Nana Bea loved being with her family. Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren meant everything to her. Services will be held on Tuesday, November 8 at 10:30 AM at Temple Beth Sholom, 50 Pamela Road, Framingham, MA. Burial will follow at the Chevra Kadusha Cemetery in Woburn, MA. Shiva will be observed Tuesday, 7-9 PM and Wednesday, 1-5 PM and 7-9 PM at the home of Irwin and Joni Rich. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Open Spirit: A Place of Hope Health & Harmony, 39 Edwards St., Framingham, MA 01701 or to Temple Beth Sholom, 50 Pamela Road, Framingham, MA 01701. Brezniak-Rodman Funeral Directors brezniakrodman.com "Family Owned"
Published in The Boston Globe on Nov. 7, 2016
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