Beverly A. Brown, 85, of Ashby, MA, died peacefully but suddenly at South Shore Hospital. Beverly was the loving daughter of the late William and Christine (Geis) York and spent her childhood in Queens, New York.
Beverly and Alan Brown were neighborhood friends and sweethearts, and married on Nov. 1, 1953. Due to Alan's career they moved fairly often, leading them to raise their children in West Islip NY, Vienna VA, Bad Hamburg Germany, and finally Ashby Massachusetts.Before marriage, Beverly worked in the advertising department of the New York Daily News and as a model for several large New York City department stores. After she started a family, she became a devoted homemaker and mother and volunteered for local political campaigns and at area hospitals.
In 1989, life changed forever when Alan was in a serious accident and became a paraplegic. Beverly took great pride in the exemplary care she gave her husband. Despite their dreams of the future being revoked from them in one quick accident, their love was never broken. She was his everything: caretaker, transportation, home cook, cheerleader, and advocate. She never lost hope in Alan finding a new normal that was fulfilling and happy, and for that she took great pride. They still loved entertaining and having friends over for one of her home cooked meals, and while their European travels were curtailed, they continued to love to travel throughout New England, especially the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Beverly was particularly fond of spending time with her grandchildren.
She was the loving mother of Cheryl A. Rossi and her husband Edward of FL, Christine M. Brown of Bridgewater, Dale M. Taylor and her husband Christopher of NY, and Leann M. Dennen and her husband Troy of ME. Proud “Granny” of Dale, Kel, Jeanine, Yasmine, Killian, Collin, Meghan, Devin, Brendan, Lauren, Kirsten, and Corey, and “Great Granny” of Nader, Adam, and Elliott. Beverly was the sister of the late William K. York and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
All services for Beverly will be held privately.