Doane Beal & Ames


Beverly F. Skende

February 26, 1940August 27, 2021

Hyannis - Beverly F. Skende, 81, of Hyannis passed away at home on August 27th, 2021. Survived by her loving brother Victor.

Born in Hyannis in 1940, Beverly graduated from Barnstable High School in 1958. She graduated from Colby College Class of 1962 and Boston University, Graduate School of Education.

Beverly began her career in education, in Darien, Connecticut, and then taught at the Edward Devotion School, Brookline Massachusetts for 35 years until her retirement in 2001.

Visitation at Doane, Beal and Ames on Wednesday, September 1st, 4 to 7 pm, 160 West Main Street Hyannis.

Funeral at the Federated Church Thursday, September 2 at 11 am 320 Main Street, Hyannis.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:

Hyannis Public Library, Children's Program, 401 Main Street, Hyannis, Ma. 02601


Hyannis Federated Church, Scholarship Fund, 320 Main Street, Hyannis, Ma. 02601


  • Hyannis Public Library - Children's Program
  • Hyannis Federated Church - Scholarship Fund



  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 1, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, September 2, 2021


  • Burial will be held privately.


Beverly F. Skende

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Kathy & Carl Sidell Goldberg

September 5, 2021

We simply loved Beverly! She will always have a huge spot in our hearts!
I remember when I met her many years back as I was driving down South Street in a black BMW - late for the ferry and furiously looking for a place to park! She told me she loved my car but I should slow my driving down! She liked nice cars in her lot! So, she let me park!! And we became fast friends - we loved her witty, pithy, charming personality! We parked there for many years - and over the years - our kids started to park there too! She knew them all & we all were so fond of her! She went out of her way to call to save spaces for us all during all the busy holidays! If we were late she would meet us at the ferry and pick up our car and park it! Nothing that she wouldn't do for you! A gem!
Often long catch up chats on the phone - in between seasons. She loved a good conversation. She was one of the very very good ones.

There will never be a time that we go to the ferry on our way to Nantucket and not remember remarkable, Bev! ♥️

Tim Connelly

September 2, 2021

My family rented the small cottage the Skendes owned in Hyannis from when I was a small boy until I was in high school. Beverly and her mother became family friends. Beverly would sit with my parents under a tree by the cottage, after dinner and have drinks and talked with them… she would sit with us on Kalmus Beach. I remember her blue Thunderbird convertible.

Tim Connelly
Ellington, CT

Erica and Jeff Drazen

September 2, 2021

We knew Beverly for 15 years-as our "go to" person for parking in Hyannis -a stop on our way to Nantucket. Once when she could not accommodate us, she went out her way to make sure that her neighbor did so! She was always full of life, fun loving and smart. Interactions with her were consistently pleasant and informative of her personal life and of those around her. Doing business with her was an experience to be savored-we will miss her!
Jeff and Erica Drazen

Katie (Jozwicki) Morgan

September 1, 2021

I began 5th grade in 1985 as a smart and quirky kid. Bev along with Esther gave me the tools, support and encouragement to grow and learn and feel proud in my own skin. And then for decades afterwards I watched the wonderful influence and friendship Bev gave to my mother. I will always remember your humor and your love and your direct and honest demeanor. Thank you for being a wonderful teacher and friend to my family. We will miss you.

Joyce Jozwicki

September 1, 2021

Bev not only taught 3 of my children but took the time to help me become a better mother. We will miss her.