Beatrice R. Adshead

October 2, 1923April 12, 2019

Beatrice (Bea) R. Adshead, age 95, went home to be with our Lord on Friday, April 12, 2019 at Brookside, a Hospice House in Palm Harbor, FL. She was born on October 2, 1923 in Long Beach, CA to John “Jack” and Beatrice (McNally) Lydon. Beatrice and her family moved back to Philadelphia, PA while she was still a baby where she grew up to be in the first graduating class at St. Hubert’s, an all-girl Catholic High School, in 1941. From there she worked at Warner Brothers before moving on to take a Supervisory position at the Naval Aviation Supply Depot base in Northeast Philadelphia where she retired after 20 years of service. After her retirement, she moved to Palm Harbor, FL to be closer to family and enjoy the Florida sunshine. As someone who was very active and always a generous spirit, she volunteered at Hospice for 17 years and served as the President of the Upper Pinellas Woman’s Deanery. Bea will be remembered as a shining example of God’s light and love, always willing to lend a helping hand and lovingly guide her family in the path of the Lord. She is preceded in death by her parents, her brother Edward Lydon and her sister Dorothy (Lydon) Bricarell. She is survived by her two sisters Mary Lou (Lydon) Weckerly and Suzanne (Lydon) Olsen, as well as her 3 daughters Dianne (Adshead) Williamson, Eileen (Adshead) Adams and Barbara (Adshead) Rainey. She also has 9 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Services will be held on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 11:00 am at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church located at 2281 FL-580, Clearwater, FL 33763. There will be a viewing at St. Michael’s beginning at 10:00 am before services. The family would like to thank Coral Oaks in Palm Harbor, FL for making her last month’s so enjoyable with new friends and activities and Brookside in North Pinellas County for all their love and support during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, 5700 Roosevelt Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33760.


  • Visitation Wednesday, April 17, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Beatrice R. Adshead

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Bobbie (Barbara) Rainey

April 20, 2019

This beautiful lady is my Mother, and my best friend.
I am finding that I miss her more then I ever imagined possible and believe me, I always imagined I would miss her one day. She was the sweetest most loving person you could ever imagine.
When I was little I adored my "Mommy". As I got older (into my teenage years), things were 'interesting'.
In my adult years, she became my best friend. We traveled together, prayed together, celebrated together and cried together. She taught me the importance of family, love and God.
We had many family traditions that we honored every year. One of the most recent traditions was our Good Friday dinner at Country Pizza Inn. This year, it just wasn't the same without her. We all gathered and we all missed her terribly.
One tradition that we will also cherish was our Christmas morning breakfast at Becky's with the kids.
One Christmas Mom was teaching Becky how to make her famous Quiche's and instead of saying to pour the cream mixture over the eggs and cheese 'slowly', she told her to pour it "quietly". That has been a Christmas morning joke ever since. She made us laugh and she enjoyed laughing at us as well.
One of most cherished times was every time I heard her sing. She had the most beautiful voice. It really makes me sad to realize that I will never hear her voice or see her beautiful face again.
She was loved by so many in our huge family and she has enriched all of our lives just by knowing her.
I love you Mom and will forever hold you in my heart.
One day we will meet again and I will hear your beautiful voice once more and see that one of a kind loving smile. I love ya Moma!!!!

Becky Ann Buckley

April 20, 2019

I have so many memories of Nana. One of my favorites is her teaching me how to make her Christmas quiche one year. When explaining how to pour the egg mixture, she said to pour quietly instead of carefully. We always joked about that every Christmas afterwards. I love you Nana, and I know you'll be watching while I "quietly" make your quiche each year.

Debbie Larson

April 20, 2019

I was blessed to have known you. You were a wonderful, kind, loving, and had a beautiful heart. You are missed. Rest In Peace.