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Beverly  "Bev"  Ames
  • Gifts in Bev's memory may be made to the:
  • First Baptist Church
    561 Main Street
    Melrose, MA 02176

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“Thanks for the many times you were helpful in the church office. The church will miss you very much. ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: alex kant - melrose, MA - Friend

“Rest in peace Bev, you will be missed. ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Debbie Connors - Melrose, MA

“Carl and Andrea, We are very sorry for your loss. She was a lovely woman and will be dearly missed.LoveBetty and Jerry ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Betty and Jerry Ferrechio Melrose

“My condolences to Beverly's family. She was a dear friend to me. With her help, love, and laughter,she helped me through the first few months after...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Brenda Sidmore - Malden, MA

“To Carl and Andrea, My thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time. Bev (Bev Babe ) as I called her, was a true friend...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Pam Beckford - Melrose, MA

“Beverly was a dear friend and a good neighbor. She will be missed very much. My deepest sympathy to her family and all of her friends. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Gail Blanchard - Melrose, MA

“I knew Bev for many years as she was my sister-in-law's sister. We met as young people in our teens and never met again until she came to the church...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Sandra Hamilton - melrose, MA

“Bev and I were close friends for many years. We supported each during our husbands illnesses, grieved at their loss. It was not unusual for us to...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Nancy O'Connell - Murrells Inlet, SC

“Beverly was a wonderful woman who will be missed. My thoughts and prayers to all you knew and loved her. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Cindy Field - Wilmington, MA

Beverly M. (Ware) "Bev" Ames, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston on Sunday, December 4, 2016, at age 79.

Born on January 9, 1937, she was a daughter of the late Stanley P. and Hazel (Woodcock) Ware. Bev was born and raised in Everett, and was an Everett High School graduate. On July 5, 1980, she married her soul mate and husband the late Ken Ames in Everett, and lived in Melrose for many years. At home, Bev enjoyed taking care of her many plants, was an avid reader, and being with her beloved cats "Pepper" and "Angel". For many years, she enjoyed cooking or baking especially around the holidays with Ken. From a young age, she loved the home shopping network, always on the lookout for a new purchase or good deal. Above all else, Bev was dedicated to her husband and best friend, Ken.

Known by all as "Bev," she was the longtime and well loved church secretary for the First Baptist Church in Melrose. She dedicated herself to the Church while her husband Ken was a longtime member and Church sexton. Well organized, Bev had years of experience as a secretary and bookkeeper and excelled in the role at First Baptist, keeping everything running and always with a smile. Bev will be missed, but lovingly remembered as a sincere, honest woman with a kind heart and easy laugh.

Bev was the beloved wife of the late Kenneth Ames who passed away on December 28, 2009. Dear sister of the late Dorothy Dupont, and Nancy Hamilton. Loving aunt of Carl Dupont and his wife Andrea of Woonsocket, RI, the late Donna Jewell, and many other nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends will gather in honor and remembrance of Bev for her Funeral Service at the First Baptist Church, 561 Main St., Melrose on Friday, December 9 at 10am. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Gifts in Bev's memory may be made to the First Baptist Church, 561 Main St., Melrose MA 02176.

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