SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

August 27, 2013

Beryl E. (McLaughlin) Stevens, 94


Danvers — Mrs. Beryl E. (McLaughlin) Stevens, 94, of Danvers, died on August 24, 2013, at her home, Putnam Farm at Danvers, surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of the late Dana Elwell Stevens. They shared 71 years together.

Born in Dyer Brook, Maine, she was the daughter of the late Carl and May (Gerrish) McLaughlin. Beryl was raised and educated in Dyer Brook.

Mrs. Stevens had been employed as an assembler at Hottwatt in Danvers for over 20 years, until the time of her retirement.

A resident of the Town of Danvers since 1940, Beryl was a longtime member of the Riverside Squares square dancers, and enjoyed the weekly jazz band concerts at the Danvers Senior Center. During her last two years, Beryl enjoyed the friendship of the residents and received loving care from all the staff at Putnam Farm at Danvers. She was a loving and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, who will be deeply missed.

Beryl is survived by her daughters, Darla Ellery and her husband, Richard, of Danvers, and Lisa Stevens of Danvers; her sons, Richard A. Stevens and his wife, Joan, of Linneus, Maine, and Kevin C. Stevens and his wife, Heidi, of Lincoln, Maine; her five grandchildren; her 10 great-grandchildren; her sister, Nadine Bradley of Haverhill; and many nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Margaret Dunn, Lillian Higgins and Aubrey McLaughlin.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral service will be held in C.R. Lyons & Sons Funeral Directors, 28 Elm St., Danvers Square, on Thursday, August 29, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Danvers. Visiting hours are Wednesday, August 28, from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Beryl’s memory to the Hospice of the Northshore, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923, or to the Danvers Senior Center 25 Stone St., Danvers, MA 01923.

To share a memory, or offer a condolence, please visit www.lyonsfuneral.com.