Beverly Morey Farwell, 95
Beverly Morey Farwell, 95, of Buzzards Bay, formerly of Mattapoisett, passed away on Oct. 14 at Tobey Hospital, following a period of declining health. She was the wife of the late Donald P. Farwell with whom she shared 71 years of marriage. Born in Mattapoisett, daughter of the late Francis K. Morey and Ethel (Dexter) Morey, she lived in Mattapoisett and Sharon most of her life.
She was a graduate of Fairhaven High School, Bridgewater State College, and Boston University where she received a Masters Degree in Library Science. She taught in Athol, New Brunswick, NJ, and Sharon until her 1986 retirement after 40 years of teaching.
Beverly was a member of the Massachusetts Teachers’ Association, an active supporter of the Mattapoisett Congregational Church, and a dedicated volunteer at the Zeiterion Theater and Mattapoisett Library.
She and Donald enjoyed traveling, with frequent vacations to Bermuda and winters on Marco Island, FL. In addition to spending time with family and friends, Beverly enjoyed opera and was an avid reader, belonging to several book clubs. She knit hats and sweaters for newborns at St. Luke’s Hospital, chaired the Old Women’s Colony Fellowship knitters group which sent hats, blankets and sweaters to Massachusetts General Hospital, and was a faithful blood donor.
She is survived by her brother, Francis C. Morey of Dartmouth; her nephew, David F. Morey and his wife Cheryl of Mattapoisett; three nieces, Susan J. Dias and her husband John of Dartmouth, Sandra Bartlett and her husband Rollin of Barrington, RI, and Joanne Farwell Hess and Warren Sodt of Clearwater, FL; seven great nephews, Daniel M. Johnson, Gregory P. Margis, Charles D. Margis, Christopher D. Morey, Charles M. Beeghly III, George W. Bartlett, and Nathan S. Bartlett; and eight great-great nieces.
She was predeceased by two sisters, Florence M. Morey and Catherine L. Macomber; her nephew, James C. Macomber; and her great niece, Elizabeth A. Morey
Due to the coronavirus, a limited visitation will be held on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 9 to 10 a.m. at Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Mattaposiett. A private service and burial will follow. Her service will be available on Zoom. E-mail David Morey for login details at email@example.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mattapoisett Congregational Church, PO Box 284, Mattapoisett, MA 02739 or to the Zeiterion Theater, 684 Purchase St, New Bedford, MA 02740. For online obituary and guestbook, visit www.saundersdwyer.com.