Wake:

Monday, September 2, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Collins Funeral Home.

Mass:

Tuesday, September 3, at 11:00 AM at St. Mary Church, 26 dodgingtown Road, Bethel, CT 06801.

Burial:

St. John Cemetery, 223 Richards Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850.

Contributions:

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to New Generations, Inc., 568 Portsmouth Avenue, Greenland, NH, 03840 a shelter for homeless women and children where Beverly donated her time.

Beverly Gage O’Connor


June 29, 1928 ~ August 30, 2019

Beverly Gage O’Connor, 91, wife of the late Michael N. D. O’Connor, Sr., of Greenland, NH, died peacefully at her daughters home in Bethel CT, with family at her bedside on Friday, August 30, 2019.

Born in Manchester, NH, on June 29, 1928, she was the daughter of the late John C. And Mary (Keane) Gage.

Beverly attended St. Joseph’s College, becoming a RN, then joining the US Air Force, ending rank 1st Lieutenant; graduated from Duquesne University with a BSN; going on to complete a Masters’ Degree from Columbia Teachers College. A resident of Norwalk, CT she was employed in Nursing by Norwalk Hospital she retired in 1994. Active in the community, Beverly donated her time as a Girl Scout troop leader, the CT Nurses Association and as a practicing Catholic, the St. Mary’s Parish. Upon retiring, she helped to establish the Parish Nurse Program for St. Mary’s Parish. Eventually retiring to Greenland, NH and Astor, FL.

Beverly is survived by her daughters; Mary Ferri and her husband Robert Ferri of Bethel, CT, Elizabeth Arena and her husband James Arena of New Britain, CT, and Bridget DeBartolomeo and her husband Craig DeBartolomeo of Norwalk, CT, she is also survived by six grandchildren and four great grand children. Beverly is survived by one sister, Geraldine Trowell and one brother Frank Gage.

In addition to her husband and parents, Beverly was predeceased in life by her son Michael N. D. O’Connor, Jr,.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, September 3, at 11:00 at St. Mary’s Church, 26 Dodgingtown Road, Bethel, CT. Burial will follow at St. John Cemetery, 223 Richards Avenue, Norwalk, CT.

Friends may call on Monday, September 2, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to New Generations, Inc., 568 Portsmouth Avenue, Greenland, NH, 03840 a shelter for homeless women and children where Beverly donated her time.

  1. My Memories of Aunt Bev

    Not that I can remember that far back, but I am told Bev was a big part of my life when my parents were dealing with a new born. As most of you know, I am a lot to deal with now, so I am certain you have clear perspective of what she was dealing with then. Ouch! From the first time I could remember, she was a big personality and certainly had a huge impact on everyone she met.

    Every family has a “mayor”. The leader of the charge, the director of tasks, the person who gets us engaged with other family members and participating in family activities. The crowds at these activities were huge. Even today I am not 100% certain that everyone in the room was a relative, but I am certain everyone in the room was welcomed. I am kidding………….. Bev knew everyone and was current on everything going on in their lives. She made family her focus. She guided us all, but never judged. She is a saint. Holiday celebrations and family reunions were special. I am not sure how everything got accomplished, but it did. How many campsites were booked and occupied at White Lake on an annual basis? We all need to think about the love and devotion Bev has for us all and never take that for granted or let that go. This is the legacy that Bev leaves for us. May she rest in peace.

    August 31, 2019
    Jeff Gage -
  • My deepest,sympathy to the family

    September 1, 2019
    patricia rudnansky -
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