PETERBOROUGH - Beverly Bourgoine, 88, of Peterborough, died on March 29, 2014, at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene while surrounded by the love of her family. Beverly was born in Lyman on Aug. 8, 1925, the daughter of Fred Santy and Blanche (Byron) Santy.
Beverly lived most of her life in New Hampshire. After marrying her husband Lawrence Bourgoine in 1947, she moved to Massachusetts for several years for his work requirements, but settled back in New Hampshire. She worked at Brookstone for a number of years, but her true calling was making a home. Beverly's passion for life was centered around her family. Family was everything to her including: children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She never stopped being a mother and extended that role to many. She was affectionately known as "Aunt Bev" and "Meme" to countless people who loved her.
In her earlier years Bev enjoyed traveling to Canada and trips to Florida with her husband. After his death in 2007 Bev's trips became more local, but she still enjoyed going out on day trips and especially enjoyed going out to eat. She was always happy to hear what was happening in others lives and enjoyed keeping up with the town news.
Beverly is survived by her three daughters, Sandra Stahl and husband, Glenn, of Peterborough, Betty Rigney and husband, Michael, of Marlborough, Mass., Brenda Eleftheriou and husband, George, of Peterborough; her son Lawrence Bourgoine, and wife, Priscilla, of Peterborough; eight grandchildren, Janice, Christopher, Richard, Sally, Nicholas, Natasha, Hilary, and Shelby; six great-grandchildren; her sister Florence "Flop" Stearns of New Hampshire and her twin sister, Barbara Zeneski, and husband, Bruno, of Connecticut; and many nieces and nephews.
She also leaves behind her second family; those that came to know her through her dialysis treatments. The many doctors, nurses and volunteers whom she came to love over the last eight years were very special to her.
In addition to her husband she is predeceased by her brother Clyde Santy and her sister Pearl McBurney.
Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, Apr. 1, 2014 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Jellison Funeral Home, 25 Concord Street, Peterborough. A Mass of Christian Burial at St. Peter's Divine Mercy Parish, 18 Vine Street, Peterborough. will be held on Wednesday, Apr. 2, 2014 at 11 a.m. Monsignor Gerald Belanger will officiate. Burial will take place later in the spring.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to The Monadnock Dialysis Center, 426 Winchester Street, Keene, N.H. 03431, or Home Healthcare and Hospice, PO Box 496, Peterborough, N.H. 03458.
Jellison Funeral Home and Cremation Service is assisting the family with arrangements. To view an online obituary or to leave the family a condolence, please visit www.jellisonfuneralhome.com