Vurla E. O’Hara

1931 ∼ 2020

Vurla Evelyn O’Hara 88 of Marstons Mills passed away Thursday, March 12, 2020 at home surrounded by her family. Born in 1931 in Gardner MA to the late Alvin Severance and Doris (Blake) Hill, Vurla was raised in Athol MA and was a graduate of Athol High School.

Vurla was a member of the Phillipston Congregational Church and a lifetime member of the Phillipston Historical Society. Vurla donated the building where the Historical Society now resides. She was an avid gardener until this past fall and she took pride in her garden. She won the Garden Achievement Award from the Falmouth Garden Club one year for her beautiful garden at her East Falmouth home. Vurla also was a volunteer for many years at the Falmouth Hospital. She loved to greet the patients that came in to the Faxon Center and help them with their medical needs.

Vurla worked as an executive secretary at LS Starrett Co. in Athol MA

Vurla is survived by her children Scott and Peggy Bevis of Hopkinton MA and Robert and Betty Anne Bevis of Marstons Mills, MA. She had seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews that she loved very much. She is also survived by her brother Kenneth E Buzzell Sr.,and his wife Peggy from Gardner MA.

She was predeceased by her sisters Gloria Whitman and Judy Johnson both of Phillipston MA, her first husband Thomas E. Bevis and her second husband Richard S. O’Hara, her sons Steven T. Bevis and Randy J. Bevis both from Texas and a grandson, Garret Ralston of Athol.

Vurla will be missed by all her family and friends. At this time, we will not be holding any services until a later date.

Memorial contributions can be made to Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation for VNA of Cape Cod, P.O. Box 370, Hyannis, MA 02601.


Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation for VNA of Cape Cod, P.O. Box 370, Hyannis, MA 02601

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Vurla E. O’Hara

1931 ∼ 2020

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