of Pepperell, formerly of Westford; 94
PEPPERELL -- Hazel (Gitschier) Beskalo, of Pepperell, formerly of Westford, died May 10, 2014.
She was born in Dracut on February 16, 1920, daughter of the late William and Edna (Thomas) Gitschier, and was the wife of the late Gregory G. Beskalo Jr.
Mrs. Beskalo spent her early life in Dracut where she was a graduate of Dracut High School Class of 1938. Relocating to Westford's Graniteville section. In her earlier years, she was employed by the Abbot Worsted Mill working in the loom room, later she was employed at the Raytheon Company in Andover as a storeskeeper retiring in 1982.
She was a long time member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Westford and Ladies Auxiliary of Westford VFW Post #6539. She also was active in the Pepperell Senior Center.
Mrs. Beskalo is survived by her two children, daughter, Patricia-Beskalo-Walsh of Pepperell; her son, Gregory G. Beskalo III and his wife, Diane Dunn of Westford; two grandsons, Mark Walsh and his wife, Laura of Pepperell, and Scott Walsh and his wife, Vicki of Nashua, NH, and great grandchildren Brenna, Riley and Lily Walsh. Also survived by a brother Robert E. Gitschier and his wife Joanne of FL. And several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son in law Edward J. Walsh and 5 siblings.
BESKALO -- of Pepperell, formerly of Westford, May 10, 2014, Hazel (Gitschier) Beskalo. A Funeral Service will be held Thurs 10 AM at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 75 Cold Spring Rd., Westford. Visiting Hrs. Wed. 4-7 PM at the Hamilton-McGaffigan Funeral Home, 37 Main St. (Rte. 113), Pepperell. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Community Hospice House, 210 Naticook Rd., Merrimack, NH 03060, www.hhhc.org. Please see www.mcgaffiganfuneral.com
Hamilton-McGaffigan Funeral Home
37 Main St Pepperell, MA 01463
Published in Lowell Sun on May 12, 2014