Beverly J. Smith
Beverly J. (DeMusis) Smith, 72, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on January 7, 2022. The daughter of the late Anthony DeMusis, Beverly was born in Springfield and lived in the area all her life.
Caring and unselfish, Beverly was the loving center of so many lives, from family, to friends, to all that entered her circle. An avid collector, Beverly also loved to read, travel, garden, entertain, and spend time with her family, especially her husband and life partner of 30 years, John Smith.
She had numerous careers, but her most recent job, as the head administrative clerk at the parks and recreation department for the city of Holyoke, was her favorite. She adored interacting with the families who attended Holyoke city events, specifically doing crafts, and reading stories to the kids. She always kept a basket filled with toys and treats to share with any child who came into the office.
A devoted mother to her daughter, Angela, and grandmother to Max and Julia, Beverly was also a mother to so many who leaned on her and loved her. This giving spirit extended to the community, where she volunteered her time to causes such as Hospice, women’s shelters, various animal shelters and her annual participation in the American Cancer Society Relay for Life and Rays Hope Walk for Breast Cancer.
Beverly will be dearly missed by her husband, John Smith, daughter, Angela Christy Hart & husband Michael, grandchildren, Max & Julia, sister, Barbara Konstantopoulos & husband Jimmy, brothers, Anthony “Timmy” DeMusis & wife Ann, and David DeMusis & wife Shirley, sisters-in-law, Judith DeMusis, Genevieve Foulks & Darlene Cole, and many nieces & nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Anthony DeMusis, stepmother, Evelyn DeMusis, brother, Robert DeMusis, and mother-in-law, Helen Papadopulos.
Beverly’s family would like to extend a special thank you to all the doctors and nurses at Mercy Medical Center’s Intensive Care Unit for their skilled and compassionate care.
A Memorial gathering will be held in the future. Memorial contributions may be made to the Thomas J. O’Connor Animal Adoption Center online at www.tjofoundation.org or to TJO Foundation, 627 Cottage Street, Springfield, MA 01104.
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