Beverly C. Glidden (Rankin)
August 23, 1940 – July 5, 2017
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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