Beverly A. (Gross) Poliquin
Beverly A. (Gross) Poliquin, 76, went home to be with the Lord on Aug. 12, 2014, in Augusta. She was born on April 15, 1938, in Montville, the daughter of Dana and Ruth (Thompson) Gross.
She lived and went to school in Belfast for many years. She learned to tap dance at the Belfast Opera House at 3-years-old and growing up, always had her younger sister Shirley by the hand.
Whether working at Whitcomb's Cafe or ironing clothes for neighbors, Beverly was always busy. In the 60s she and her family moved to Epping, N.H., then to Newmarket. While living in Newmarket, she was leader for Brownie Troop 98. She loved cooking and bowling, holding a N. H. State Class A bowling champion out of Friendship Lanes.
Beverly was also an avid Bingo player and loved to set up at the flea market, selling and visiting with others. She was a beautiful singer and enjoyed music very much, once taking a trip to see Minnie Pearl at the Grand Ole Opry.
She also traveled across the country with her second husband and stayed a few months with her daughter in California. It was remembered as a trip of a lifetime.
Beverly’s greatest love was her family and her old friend from high school Beverly Gould. Also remembering her many friends from New Hampshire and Maine who she maintained contact with over the years.
She is predeceased by her parents, her sister Carol and brother Larry, along with second husband Albert Poliquin his son Ronnie and their special dog, Bruno.
Beverly is survived by her loving daughters Cindy Moody and husband Raymond, of Monroe, and Vickie Poliquin and partner Mary Monahan, of Ventura, Calif., and their father Nathan Carr, of Monroe; a step son Albert Poliquin Jr. and wife Yvonne, of Epping, N.H., her dear sister Shirley Jackson, of Bucksport; grandchildren Joshua and Jackie Moody, of Monroe, and Raymelle and Larason Guthrie, of Belfast; also Mike Poliquin, of Osippee, N.H., many aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family would like to thank the staff at Glenridge Nursing Care in Augusta for their wonderful care. Beverly was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary for 45 years, those who wish can make contributions in Beverly’s memory to the American Legion Post 43, PO Box 45, Belfast, ME 04915. A memorial service will be at Lighthouse Bible Church in Searsport, on Aug. 22 at 1 p.m.
Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Avenue, Belfast. Memories and condolences may be offered to the family at www.ripostafh.com.
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Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free,
I'm following the path God laid for me.
I took his hand when I heard his call,
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work, to play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way,
I've found that peace at the close of the day.
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Ah yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow,
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My Life's been full, I savoured much,
Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch,
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me,
God wanted me now, He set me free