Vera P. (Tartar) Beswick of Foxborough, passed away at John Adams Health Care in Quincy Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, at age 93. Raised and educated in Philadelphia, she lived most of her life in Massachusetts and worked as a secretary, bookkeeper during her career from which she retired as office manager of the UMass Boston Health Center. The beloved wife of the late Ellsworth C. Beswick, Vera was the last survivor of six siblings. She was the loving mother of Barry E. Beswick of Richmond, Va.; dear grandmother of Jeffrey Beswick and Douglas Beswick. Vera also is survived by her nephew, Leroy Marshall of Plymouth; her great-nieces, Karen Westcoat and Donna Rose; and her great-nephew, Michael Marshall. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 24, at 11 a.m. at the Dennis Sweeney Funeral Home, 74 Elm St., Quincy Center. Family and friends are invited. Burial is at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make a donation in Vera's name to the Breast Cancer Fund. For directions and online guest book, please visit dennissweeneyfuneralhome.com. 617-773-2728
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Published in The Patriot Ledger on Aug. 23, 2013