Beverly C. Glidden (Rankin)

August 23, 1940 – July 5, 2017
Wakefield, Massachusetts

Beverly C. Glidden, 76, a retired Grade school teacher/educator in Wakefield, MA died Wednesday evening July 5, 2017 in the comfort of her home. Beverly was on hospice care and had lost her battle to lung cancer.

Beverly was born in Lynn at the Union hospital on August 23, 1940, daughter of the late James Rankin and Dorothy (Thompson) Rankin. She was a long time resident of Wakefield and for many years she was very active in the community. Beverly loved crafts, woodworking, gardening, traveling, and especially learning and teaching. Beverly especially loved volunteering at the New England Aquarium in Boston. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Melrose, MA.

Beverly was the wife of the late Richard A. Glidden. Mother of Brian R. Glidden and his wife Julie of Tewksbury and Peter A. Glidden and his wife Jill of Nashua, NH. She was the sister of Roger Rankin of CA., and .Virginia T Mooney (Rankin) of Derry, NH.Grandmother of William E. Glidden and Erin R. Glidden both of Tewksbury, and Andrew P. Glidden and Renee M. Glidden both of Nashua, NH. Beverly is also survived by several nieces and nephews. A graveside memorial will be held at the Lakeside Cemetery, 501 North Ave, Wakefield, MA 01880 on Thursday, July 13th at 1:00pm. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.

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  1. Deby Glidden on July 12, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    To Peter, Brian and families
    As one of Bev’s nieces, I am so saddened by her passing. She was a remarkable person who inspired many of us. Her attitude was always “can do” and she accomplished so much in life. She had a remarkable ability with her many students, especially those with behavior problems as she straightened them out by showing them how to live up to their abilities and make the most of what they had. She continued learning and teaching throughout her life. will miss her.

  2. Cindy Perillo on July 13, 2017 at 10:03 am

    I worked with Beverly at the middle school in Wakefield. I remember her as a positive, hard working, caring person. She touched many people with kindness.

  3. A K on July 13, 2017 at 10:22 am

    I would like to send my condolences. I hope you find comfort in these word mention at Job 14:15 “You will call, and I will have answer you. You will long for the work of your hand.” Jehovah God is longing to resurrect all who have died and reunite them with their loved ones.

  4. L M on July 14, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    To the family,
    I am so sorry for your loss.
    I hope it gives you some comfort to know that after 34 years, she has not been forgotten. She was my first first grade teacher as she was subbing for a bit as our teacher was on maternity leave when school started. She was warm and kind and was a wonderful person to start off my educational career. My mother and I have never forgotten her. Over the years, she’d come up in conversation with only good things said. Now, she’s even more special as I’ve learned we share the same birthday.
    She will continue to be remembered.

  5. Suzie Karp on August 22, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    So very sorry to learn about this. I first met Beverly around maybe 12 years ago while on a trip to Ireland. She came out to California to visit me and a girlfriend who also had been on the Ireland trip. She was a lovely person and is very missed. So sorry for your loss.

  6. Roger Rankin on September 18, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    As the Brother of Beverly C. (Rankin) Glidden, I am honored by those who share in the bond we had with her exquisite “design” that has left the world a better place, from many aspects. She demonstrated to me the practice of Thanksgiving and how to maintain respect in the sense that we are all 100% individually by design.
    Thanks for all who contributed to her path in all our mutual ways.

  7. Marina Floyd Gill on January 11, 2018 at 3:30 am

    I have been searching to find Beverly for years and years. I am devastated to have now found her. I am Beverly’s 1st cousin once removed. Daughter of her Mother’s Sister. I am so sorry for her family’s loss. I remember Beverly so well after a visit to us in Dayton when I was a child in the 1950’s. She was so kind and gentle with me. Seems that character followed her through her entire life.
    with a sad heart, Marina

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