Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel

10 Vinnin Street, Salem, MA


Beverly R. Smigel

March 14, 1922October 12, 2019

Beverly Smigel, 97, passed away peacefully on October 12, 2019 at Brooksby Village, Peabody. Previously Beverly resided in Marblehead for 56 years.

She was the wife of the late Laurence Smigel and the mother of the late Jane Ellen Smigel. She is survived by her daughter, Debra Smigel of Chestnut Hill, and her siblings: Dr. Leonard Zinman of Canton, Ma., Murray Zinman of West Hartford Conn., the late Ethel Sondik of Avon Conn., the late Israel Zinman of New Britain Conn., and the late Samuel Zinman of New Britain Conn.

Beverly effected a successful balance between being a loving and devoted wife and mother with professional expertise and commitment as office manager for North Shore Cardiology, a position she held with distinction for 20 years.

Beverly was unequivocally an adherent of health and fitness. Her rigid daily routine involved strenuously “wogging” (a combination of walking and jogging) 5-7 miles coupled with warm- up and concluding exercises. A balanced, healthful diet was an essential component of her regimen.

Beverly’s high intelligence manifested itself in her professional supervisory decision-making and in her interpersonal relations. Her keen perceptions cut through perceived obstacles and contributed to the admiration and “role model” status she achieved for all who knew her.

Adversity for Beverly was a challenge to overcome and this she did unfailingly.

She will leave a void in the hearts and minds for all who knew her and loved her for her gallantry and humanity.

Funeral services will be held at Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel, 10 Vinnin Street, Salem, MA on October 17, 2019 at 10:00 AM and the interment will follow at Temple Emmanuel Memorial Park, 16 Buxton Road, Danvers, MA.

As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be sent to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 220 North Main Street, Suite 104, Natick, MA 01760 or via https://www.cff.org/give-today/.


  • Chapel Funeral Service Thursday, October 17, 2019
  • Interment Thursday, October 17, 2019


Beverly R. Smigel

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Florence Wigetman

October 17, 2019

Dear Debbie. I remember seeing your beautiful mom every Saturday at Michaels and we would talk and talk. She was so intelligent and a wonderful person and will always be remembered for her warmth. It’s been so many years but it seems like yesterday when we spent Saturdays together. Keep the good memories in your heart! Florence Wigetman. Aventura, Florida

Philip Celeste

October 15, 2019

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Philip Celeste

Carol Tremblay

October 14, 2019

This woman is so special. I had the pleasure of working with her for over 20 years and she never changed. She could scold you when you made a mistake and you would leave the room like she just gave you a gold star. She was such a wonderful, warm person whom you could trust with your life. She gave so much to so many people her whole life!! She never had an unkind word about anyone. She always asked about our families and knew them all by name!
She just made you feel special every day!! There are very few people like Beverly in this world. She ran North Shore Cardiology like a well oiled machine!!!! She was like a second mother to me and my children, my heart is saddened today that she is no longer with us but I know that she is in a very special place surrounded by very special people to watch over her.
Rest in peace my dear friend, no one deserves it more than you!!