Beverly Ann (Vigneault) Hoovis, of Centerville, passed away at home on December 29, 2018 at the age of 86. She was the beloved wife of Marvin Hoovis, M.D. for 60 years. Born and raised in Northampton, she was the daughter of the late Raymond & Josephine (Haczynski) Vigneault, and sister to Raymond Jr. (Houston, TX).
After graduating from Smith College, Beverly moved to NYC to work as an Assistant Buyer at Abraham & Strauss for a short while. Her career then took a turn when she began working as a social worker at Coney Island Hospital where she met her husband. They married and started a family in Waterbury, CT. She became a full-time homemaker and mother of five children, but over the years made time to volunteer in different capacities- President of Smith College Alumni in Longmeadow, MA; hospital volunteer in Terre Haute, IN; President of Women’s Medical Auxiliary in Danville, IL and an active member at the Cape Cod Museum of Fine Arts in Dennis, MA.
Upon settling into their retirement home in Centerville, MA, Beverly became a communicant at Our Lady of Victory/Our Lady of Hope. For many years she volunteered with the monthly church luncheons. She enjoyed singing and the friendships made as a member of her church choirs. She loved to read and was an avid knitter, creating countless sweaters and blankets for family, friends and newborns. Beverly was a beautiful person and will be remembered for her grace and kind, warm-hearted and generous spirit.
In addition to her husband, Beverly leaves behind her five children- Michelle (& Stewart) Johnston of Cotuit, MA; Keith (& Kathleen) Hoovis of Spring Grove, IL; Dana (& Christopher) White of Marstons Mills, MA; Hilary (& Scott) Gapsevich of Joliet, IL and Blaine Hoovis of Yarmouth Port, MA as well as her grandchildren - Cameron (and Kimberly) Pulsford, Nickolas Hoovis, Tyler Hoovis, Shane White, Carly White and Aurora Kegley.
The family held a private graveside service last week.
Memorial contributions in Beverly’s honor may be made to the VNA of Cape Cod, VNA of Cape Cod Hospice and Palliative Care or Centerville Public Library. Finally, the family wants to express their deepest gratitude to Dr. Henry Tufts, the oncology nurses and staffs at Cape Cod Hospital, VNA, Hospice and Comfort Keepers.