Beverly S Lee

Beverly Ann (Scott) Lee, 85, passed away peacefully on July 21, 2022, at her home in Cambridge, where she had lived since 2002. She was the wife of the late John C. Lee, with whom she shared 22 years of marriage. Beverly was born in Dedham on January 27, 1937 to the late Andrew and Esther Elizabeth (Goodway) Scott and was sister to William Scott.  She graduated from Dedham High School in 1954.

Beverly attended the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, graduating in 1958 with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Statistics. She worked at Harvard University until her marriage to John in 1962.  She and John lived in Boxborough and then in the city of Beverly where they raised their family. After her husband’s death in 1984, she finished raising her children, putting most of them through college.  She spent her career as a mainframe systems administrator, working for various companies before retiring from State Street Bank in Boston in 2004.  In later life and retirement, Beverly enthusiastically enjoyed the city life, living and owning properties in Davis Square Somerville and Porter Square Cambridge where she frequently walked, rode her scooter or used public transportation to explore the city.

A lifelong proponent of social justice and environmental protection, Beverly was active in local, domestic and international causes including citywide recycling initiatives, foster care, voter registration and charities championing sustainability and the end of hunger and poverty.  Always a very spiritual person, for many years she was an active member of the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church of Beverly. She was also an avid reader and enjoyed endless hours with a book at the beach in Beverly and in her peaceful city gardens.

Beverly is survived by her daughters Lucy, Margaret and Elizabeth Lee, son James Lee, Margaret’s husband Christopher Sansoucie, and grandchildren Darien Lee, Madeline Sansoucie and Joie Sansoucie.  Her family sincerely thanks the nurses and staff at Care Dimensions Hospice for their care and kindness.  Her family would also like to extend very special thanks to caregivers Maria A. Alessio and Michelle Robinson for their years of loving care and friendship with Beverly.  A memorial celebration of Beverly’s life will be scheduled at a future date.  To send condolences please contact:  Anyone interested in making a donation in Beverly’s name might consider Heifer International:,

Southern Poverty Law Center:,  or the American Civil Liberties Union:


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