Beverly — Patricia D. Ward, 86, proudly one of the oldest residents of Beverly Cove, died peacefully ending her brief battle with lung cancer at home in the early hours of Memorial Day surrounded by family and close friends. Pat was predeceased by her mother, Lillian S. ( Hanscom ) and her father, Edwin C. Daniel, a brother, Edwin C. Daniel Jr. and her devoted husband of fifty years, Robert A. Ward.
Born on the eve of the Great Depression, Pat’s progressive self-determination was reflected in her life’s many successes, from her first job at Harvard, to her early work as a flight attendant and through her later career as a nationally respected certified needlework judge. Pat’s devotion to her children and grandchildren was equaled by her passion for traveling across the globe with her late husband. A resident of Beverly Cove for six decades, she maintained a healthy regimen of gardening, Red Sox, and her afternoon scotch. In recent years, she most cherished her daily walks to Lynch Park and Hospital Point Lighthouse with her beloved friend, John.
She is survived by her daughters, Karen W. Crow of Gloucester, and Jan W. Dunn and her husband, Bill, of Middleton; her son, Douglas C. Ward of Newport, R.I.; and four granddaughters, of whom “GramCracker" was immensely proud, Danielle, Kerri, Caitlin and Elizabeth.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visiting hours will be held at the Campbell-Lee, Moody Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot St., North Beverly, on Sunday, June 16, from 2 to 4 p.m. Graveside services will be held on Monday, June 17, at 10 a.m. at the North Beverly Cemetery. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Beverly Bootstraps, 371 Cabot St., Beverly, MA. Information, directions, condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.