OBITUARY

Beverly G. Ferron Therrien

May 23, 1934April 26, 2013

Beverly G. Therrien, 78, of Swanzey, died Friday April 26, 2013, at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, following a period of declining health.

She was born May 23, 1934 in Seymour, CT to Peter and Germaine (Auger) Ferron. Beverly was class Valedictorian upon graduation from St Joseph’s School for Girls in Manchester, NH. She was a Girls State Academic Honoree. Beverly married Robert W. Therrien on August 14, 1954 in Manchester. They celebrated their 50th anniversary together in 2004.

She and Bob were co-owners and tireless workers of The Melanson Co., Inc and its affiliated companies throughout NH and VT.

Bev was a former Secretary and lifetime Vice President of the Monadnock Humane Society Board, a former Chair of the Keene Senior Center Board, a former Secretary and Board member of the Prospect Place and a former Board member for the Monadnock Center for Violence Protection. She was a den mother in Swanzey for the Boy Scouts and was Chair of the Cub Scout Committee and a Board member for the Daniel Webster Council. She is a recipient of the Silver Beaver Award from the BSA, Monadnock District Award of Merit and the St George Award. She was also a Girl Scout leader. She was Vice Chair on Governor Steve Merrill’s State Committee on Aging which she received recognition from the Governor. She is a recipient of Rotary Internationals Paul Harris Award. Bev was an accomplished organist and pianist, having played the organ for 13 years at St. Anthony’s and St. Stephen’s Churches in Swanzey, where she also served as choir director.

Bev enjoyed reading, especially mysteries for leisure. She enjoyed playing Bridge with her beloved friends. She treasured the many close friends she made as a loving and giving member of the community. She was a grand lady always giving to others, even as her health declined.

She treasured her family and was incredibly proud of her children and grandchildren. She was elated to see her great-grandchildren born and holding them brought her great joy. She loved her family dearly – spending time flower gardening with her grandchildren was a favorite pastime while always planning the next family gathering.

She was a parishioner at St. Bernard’s Roman Catholic Church in Keene.

She is survived by her four children: Robert W. Therrien, Jr. and his wife, Lianne of Swanzey, Clara Farrar of Arlington, VA, David Therrien and his wife, Lisa of Alstead and Mary Lefebvre and her husband, Robert, Jr. of Swanzey; grandchildren: Matthew Therrien and his wife Brittney, Alyssa Hodgman and her husband Kyle, Hanna Therrien and her fiancé Alex Johnson, Olivia Therrien, Emma Therrien, Elena Farrar, Dominic Farrar, Anthony Farrar, Rachel Therrien, Aidan Therrien, and Brendan Therrien, Ashley Lefebvre, Jacob Lefebvre, great grandchildren: Wyatt Hodgman and Logan Therrien; brother: Peter Ferron of Tennessee; sister: Lorraine Lemire and her husband, Don of Goffstown; brother in law Maurice Therrien and his wife Violet of Rutland, VT; numerous nieces and nephews; and her dog Scooter.

Calling hours will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at Fletcher Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 33 Marlboro St., Keene. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 AM Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at St. Bernard’s Church, Keene. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery, Swanzey.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Therrien’s name to the Monadnock Humane Society, 101 W. Swanzey Rd, Swanzey, NH 03446 or NH Catholic Charities, 161 Main St # 200, Keene, NH 03431.

Fletcher Funeral Home and Cremation Services (www.fletcherfuneralhome.com) has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, April 30, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, May 1, 2013
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Beverly G. Ferron Therrien

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May 6, 2013

Bev was such a wonderful advocate for the two-legged and four-legged members of our community; I remember her fondly. My heart goes out to her family during this difficult time. I know she and Bob are together again. So sorry for your loss - you are in my thoughts and prayers. Deb Lyons, Stoddard, NH.

Donna Lee & Myron H. Rust

May 1, 2013

My husband and I are sorry to hear of Bev's passing. We knew her from The Daniel Webster Council, Boy Scouts of American.
Donna Lee and Myron H. Rust

Kathy Reilly

May 1, 2013

Bev was a lovely, kind, generous person. She will be missed by all who knew her. She helped many animals through her service to the Monadnock Humane Society. God Bless her and her family.

Ms porter

May 1, 2013

May God help you and your family find peace in this time of sorrow.

April 30, 2013

You all have lost a wonderful Mother and Grandmother and we have lost a dear friend. She was one of those rare individuals who always had a kind word and gentle thought. Never complained through all her travails and lived her life to the fullest as an example to all of us. She had such a strong love for all of you and gave thanks constantly for her many blessings. We are blessed to have known her and be called her friends! May God continue to strengthen you all in the days ahead and may you find comfort at Hannah's wedding knowing how happy she was for her.

Elisabeth Harris

April 30, 2013

To the family of Bev
Our thoughts are with you as you deal with the loss of such a great lady. I am one of the many scouters who pass on her passion for scouts. Her example as a leader lives on forever as each generation of trained scouters continue to pass on her legacy of true devotion. She is in the best of company now with Max Silber and you can bet there'll be lots of scouting going on in heaven. Treasure her and all the good memories.
Yours in scouting,
Betty (and Bob) Harris - Goffstown, NH
Massabesic District,
Daniel Webster Council, BSA

Harry Ryder

April 30, 2013

Rob, I'm sad to hear of the loss of your mother. My prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family.

Dennis Conway

April 30, 2013

Rob and family,
Can't begin to tell you how sorry I am to hear about Beverly's passing. We all know she is in a better place but it is still very difficult for those of us that are left behind. I know LB has greeted her with open arms in a very special place. Remember all the good times because I'm sure there were many of them.
God bless you and your family,

DAVID CRANE

April 30, 2013

i HAVE SPENT MANY FOND MEMORIES WITH BEV & BOB IN SCOUTING. I REMEMBER THE MANY MEETINGS WITH THEM IN SWANSEY AND SWIMMING IN THE POOL. CUB SOUTING WAS A BIG PART OF BEVS LIFE. I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THE TWO OF THEM.
YOURS IN SCOUTING
DAVID & VELNA CRANE (NASHUA NH)

Lucy Ferron

April 30, 2013

To all my cousins - I am so very sorry for your loss. Aunt Bev was my Godmother and was so thoughtful through the years. I too will miss her and her sweet happy charm. She was so strong through all her medical difficulties. No more pain but peace and rest in the Lord now are hers. You have my deepest sympathy. I lost my mother just over a year ago and know the heartache you are now going through. My heart goes out to you all.