Constance Mary “Connie” Beveridge, 83, of Escanaba, passed away Monday January 8, 2017 following a brief illness at the O.S.F. St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba.
Constance was born December 30, 1934 in Escanaba the daughter of Alfred and Agnes (White) Hart. She was raised in Gladstone where she attended Gladstone Public Schools. Connie was united in marriage to William “Bill” Beveridge on December 1st, 1951 at the All Saints Church in Gladstone. They made their home in Gladstone where they started their family, eventually moving to Escanaba in 1956.
Connie worked for the Leader Store and Whiffle Tree in Escanaba as a sales clerk for 21 years, retiring in 1991. She was a member of the St. Joseph/St. Patrick Catholic Church and Past President and member of the Escanaba Fan Club. She was proud of earning her G.E.D. from Escanaba High School in 1980. Following their retirement, Bill and Connie wintered in Messa, AZ where they could follow the Chicago Cubs during Spring Training for 21 years.
Connie loved attending all of her familie’s activities, especially sporting events. She was their #1 fan. For the past 12 years, she especially enjoyed “Girls camp night out”.
In addition to her husband of 66 years, Bill, survivors include:
Children: Shirley Webber of Escanaba, Patricia (Robert) LaFave of Escanaba, Vicky (David) Axford of Escanaba, Mark (Carol) Beveridge of New Berlin, WI, Michael (Karin) Beveridge of Escanaba and Wendy (Mike) Swille of Escanaba.
Brother: David (Betty) Hart of Madison, WI
Sisters: Luella “Putsy” Besch of Iron Mountain and Diane Robinson of Kingsford
20 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren.
Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
In addition to her parents, her 2 brothers, Robert and Don Hart, and sister, Delores Mariucci preceded Connie in death.
Connie’s family will receive friends on Thursday January 11, 2018 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the Skradski Family Funeral Home in Escanaba. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 4:00 pm at the St. Joseph/St. Patrick Catholic Church in Escanaba with Rev. Fr. Eric Olson officiating. Luncheon will follow at the St. Anne Catholic Church Parish Hall. Burial will be at Gardens of Rest Cemetery in Wells. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ashma and Allergy Foundation of America. Envelopes will be available at the Skradski Family Funeral Homes.