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Beverly Anne Hunter

Stoneham, Massachusetts


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Anderson-Bryant Funeral Home Obituary

HUNTER, Beverly Anne, 86, of Peabody passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at NSMC Salem Hospital with her family by her side. Born in Quincy, MA to Charlie and Esther Larson, she raised her family primarily in Melrose and Stoneham, MA.

Beverly was a loving mother whose passion in life was taking care of her family. After graduating from Quincy High School in 1951, she quickly entered the workforce. While working as an administrative assistant at Babson-United Advisors, Beverly met her future husband, William Hunter. After a brief engagement, she married Bill, and they remained happily married and devoted to each other for the next 60 years. They will Rest In Peace side by side now in Wood End Cemetery in Reading, MA.

As the glue to the Hunter homestead, Beverly always made sure everyone'sneeds were taken care of before her own. With Bill often traveling for his job, Beverly managed the household chores. She took pride in every load of laundry washed, every shirt pressed, and every meal prepared. Her brownies were always moist. More importantly, she provided the daily emotional support her children needed as they grew from toddlers to young adults.

Later in life, Beverly beamed with joy at being a grandmother, and she adored all of her grandchildren equally. Well into her old age, and afflicted with many health problems, she would still handwrite birthday notes to each of her grandchildren, and enclose a personal check. The cards would always arrive punctually.

Known to enjoy a glass of wine, Beverly liked to accompany Bill on his bridge trips to Bermuda. She would occasionally partake in Swedish delicacies (her partial descent), and laugh at her foibles.

A loyal friend to many, Beverly will always be remembered for her kindness and her devotion to family. She led a purposeful life with dignity, grace, and compassion.  

Beverly is survived by her sister Jackie Learson, sons Richard Hunter and Robert Hunter, daughter Kimberly Hunter, and seven grandchildren.

The family will hold a private funeral and burial, respectively, at the Anderson Bryant Funeral Home, 4 Common Street, STONEHAM, MA 02180 and Wood End Cemetery, Franklin St. Reading, MA.

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Your mothers dedication to her family groomed a son who is one of the most genuine people I will ever know. Your kindness and true care for others in business and your personal life has had an impact on many lives, especially mine.

My condolences to your and your family.


Bob - I am sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I remember her as being friendly when we'd stop by your house. It's hard to lose a parent, even when it's 'expected'. Be kind to yourself as you go through this final goodbye. May memories of happier times bring a smile to your face before a tear to your eye. My Sympathies at your loss.