Beverly Maschino Spaulding passed away peacefully the morning of March 12, 2014, surrounded by her loved ones. Beverly was born September 28th, 1935, to Herb and Mary Maschino in Flint, Michigan. She was raised in Flushing, Michigan, graduating from Flushing High School in 1953 where she sung in the Choir and was a member of the exclusive Beta choral singers. Beverly went on to achieve a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Michigan
in Ann Arbor. Beverly married James Spaulding and began a family. She worked in Michigan for a time, then moved her family to Chicago Illinois where she became Director of Nursing at Elmhurst Extended Care Center and then spending the rest of her career as a Hospice Nurse, retiring in 2004. Beverly had many hobbies and truly enjoyed life each and every day. She was a voracious reader, an avid gardener, and spent many hours on her crossword puzzles. You could always hear her humming as she busily did her chores and tended her plants. Beverly invested deeply in quality time with her family and enjoyed attending all the grandchildren's activities. Of special note, Beverly was a beautiful writer and a master in the lost art of letter writing. She faithfully wrote letters with pen and paper to friends and family for decades, leaving these treasures of a life well lived to be read, reread, and cherished. Beverly was preceded in death by her parents Herb & Mary Maschino, ex-husband Jim Spaulding and nephew Mark Elbing. She leaves behind her children; Brad (Lynn) Spaulding, Kelly Spaulding, and Marci Chartrand (Steve Kull) and grandchildren; Taylor and Jennifer Spaulding, Lindsay Pierro, and Andrew and Stephen Chartrand. An open house memorial will be held at the DuPage Memorial Chapel located at 951 W. Washington St., West Chicago, on Saturday March 15th, from noon to 3:00. In lieu of flowers and for her deep belief in dying with dignity, she had requested that donations be made to Harbor Light Hospice. www.harborlighthospice.com
. Arrangements by DuPage Cremations, Ltd. and Memorial Chapel, 630-293-5200.