Beverly S. Davie Obituary
Beverly Suzanne Davie passed away peacefully at home on January 28, 2018, after a 9 month battle with lung cancer. She was blessed with 75 years of life, filled with love and family.
She is survived by her daughter Jennifer (Rowland) of Chatham, son Daniel (Diane) of Harding, 6 loving grandchildren (Lillian, Patrick, Catherine, Shawn, Susannah and Nicolette), her sister Joan Ingate, brother Thomas Ingate and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents Thomas and Lillian Ingate and sisters Inez Cosentino and Phyllis Hanzel.
Affectionately known as “Gigi”, Beverly spent her days giving to others. Whether chauffeuring her grandchildren around, reading stories, drawing pictures, chatting with her sister, giving hugs, or simply listening, she was always there for anyone who needed her. She was the President of the Independent Thrift Shop in Madison, held various roles in the Woman’s Club of Chatham, and was a member of the Philanthropic Educational Organization, the Nifty Knitters at the Chatham Senior Center and Seniors Sing!. Beverly and the Independent Thrift Shop shared a birthday, both born in 1942, recently celebrating 75 years. Beverly was instrumental in keeping the thrift shop open in Madison after the lease expired and continuing the tradition of giving back to the community through the various organizations supported by the thrift shop. The common theme across all of these organizations was about giving back, whether through donations to local charities, providing scholarships and educational opportunities to young women, or knitting hats and blankets for sick children and veterans. But when you ask her about all of these activities, her greatest joy comes from the friends she has made through the years in these incredible organizations. She wanted this obituary to serve as a Thank You to all of the amazing women who have impacted her life through these organizations and the incredibly supportive and loving friendships she has made, which was quite evident in the number of cards, flowers and gifts she received every single day during her illness.
Beverly lived in Springfield for the past 17 years and prior to that in Las Vegas for ten years where she was a concierge at Bally’s. She raised her family in Madison while working as a teacher, a tutor, a waitress, and a paralegal for more than 25 years. She tutored sick children who were unable to leave their homes and drove a mobile classroom to various schools in Newark to provide remedial education to underserved children.
Beverly was an incredibly kind, generous and gracious woman, who left an indelible impression on all who met her. She will be greatly missed but never forgotten.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 10:30 am at Christ The King Church, 16 Blue Mill Rd. New Vernon, NJ. Memorial Gathering, Tuesday, January 30, from 4 to 8 pm at the Wm. A. Bradley Funeral Home, 345 Main St. Chatham, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations in Beverly’s name may be made to: The Woman’s Club of Chatham, P.O. Box 675, Chatham, NJ 07928 or Independent Thrift Shop of Madison, 33 Kings Rd., #2, Madison, NJ 07940.
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