Beverly C. (Danforth) Jewer

October 24, 2008

Beverly  C. (Danforth) Jewer

BEVERLY J. (DANFORTH) JEWER – in Woburn, October 24th. Beloved wife of the late William A. Jewer. Devoted mother of William M. Jewer and his wife Christine of Burlington, Deborah A. Roketenetz and her husband Anthony of Litchfield, NH, Theresa M. Christie and her husband Paul, and Christopher M. Jewer and his fiancee Laura Tago, all of Woburn. Loving grandmother of Corrine Bebezas, Shawn Jewer, Jennifer LoCicero, and Jeffrey and Stacey Jewer, Nicole, Tony, Michael and Nicholas Roketenetz, and Liam Jewer, and great-grandmother of Bailey, Isabella, Alyssa, and Jakob. She also leaves many dear friends. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Tuesday, October 28th at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Joseph’s Church, 100 Washington Street, Woburn, at 10. Calling hours Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Beverly’s memory to the Woburn Senior Center, 144 School Street, Woburn, MA 01801.

OBITUARY:

Beverly Jewer, a longtime Woburn resident and well-known figure at the Senior Center, passed away at Winchester Hospital on Friday, October 24th, surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of the late William A. Jewer, who passed away in 1992.

Born, raised, and educated in Cambridge, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Helen (O’Leary) Mawer. Following her marriage, she lived with her family in Cambridge before they took up residence in Woburn in 1959. Beverly led a full and active life, right up until she took ill very recently. She worked until three weeks ago, managing the Golden Gift Shop at the Woburn Senior Center, a position she had held for five years. Previously she worked in the men’s department at A.J. Wright, and earlier for Zayre Department Store.

Beverly loved children, and was involved for many years with the Children’s Center operated by the Woburn Council of Social Concern. She also took care of children in her own home, and was a loving foster mother to thirty-three babies over the years through the Catholic Charities. Many of her “babies” continued their relationship with her for years afterward, visiting her long after other families adopted them.

Her grandchildren were very special to her. Young at heart, she loved to party with them, and spending time with her grandchildren usually involved impromptu dancing lessons. At the Woburn Senior Center, she was chairman of the dance committee and was responsible for conducting monthly dances at the center. Even as she lay in her hospital bed in recent days, she was organizing and delegating people to help with the events.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William A. Jewer.

Surviving are four children: William M. Jewer and his wife Christine of Burlington, Deborah A. Roketenetz and her husband Anthony of Litchfield, New Hampshire, and Theresa M. Christie and her husband Paul, and Christopher M. Jewer and his fiancee Laura Tago, all of Woburn. She was the loving grandmother of Corrine Bebezas, Shawn Jewer, Jennifer LoCicero, and Jeffrey and Stacey Jewer, Nicole, Tony, Michael and Nicholas Roketenetz, and Liam Jewer, and great-grandmother of Bailey, Isabella, Alyssa, and Jakob. She also leaves many dear friends.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Tuesday, October 28th at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Joseph’s Church, 100 Washington Street, Woburn, at 10. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Donations may be made in Beverly’s memory to the Woburn Senior Center, 144 School Street, Woburn, MA 01801.

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  1. Your mom was the greatest. I was just packing up a box to bring to the Senior Center when I read the paper…..She was such a wonderful person..So giving and appreciative of everything and everyone.

    I will miss her dearly.

  2. Bill
    Mom Took care of your request and Christopher and the girls are all set I know you will be great in this final phase of life and we will be strong. John is doing OK too.we love you

  3. Billy & Chris,
    I am so sorry for your loss, a mother’s love is the one we hold dearest in our hearts and all her memories become the treasure of our lives. I will remember all of you in my prayers.
    Linda Mahoney

  4. I will miss Beverly,we have known each other since Zayre’s employment. Worked together at the Senior Center. She is such a caring, fun-loving person, much loved by everyone she comes in contact with. The Lord has a special place for her in her new adventure.
    Jane Linn

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