Ethel M. Beverage, a long time resident of Hamden, died Monday evening March 29, 2010 at the Hospital of St. Raphael after a brief illness. She was 79 years old. Born August 14, 1930 in Monroe, Maine, she was a daughter of the late Eugene and Daisy Arbuckle Hamm. She married Keith Douglas Beverage of North Haven, Maine, June 1947 and was preceded in death by him August 2001. She is survived by her children, Diane (William) Hines of Houston, TX and Keith D. Beverage of Stamford; granddaughters, Katherine (Michael) Romig and Arlene (Darrell) Chipman, also of Houston; great grandchildren, Ben Romig, Lillian and Hugh Chipman. Additional survivors include sisters Kathleen Smith, Jean Howard, Carlene Carrano and Dorothy Dyer and brothers Lloyd Hamm and Raymond Hamm and their extended families. She is preceded in death by four sisters and three brothers. Private arrangements in care of BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Memorial donations may be sent to the Hospital of St. Raphael Foundation, 1450 Chapel St., New Haven, CT 06511.

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  1. Auntie … all our love in life and in death. Our heartfelt condolences to her family, friends and relatives. Love – Dennis & Karin

  2. Ethel, you were truly a beautiful unforgettable lady. Thank you for all the good times and laughs we had together, your dynamic cooking but especially THANK YOU for your never ending love and devotion to your granddaughters Katie and Arlene. I ask one favor of you and Keith, Keep your heaven refrigerator full of ice cold beer and have one ready for me when I get there. Ethel, GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS.

  3. Grammie, Many of my earliest and favorite childhood memories are of you. I’ll never forget the way you lovingly tucked me in bed at night (.snug as a bug.)…your great sense of humor…your WindSong perfume…the way you hugged me so tightly that I thought I couldn’t breathe….how you insisted that I never wipe your kisses off of my face (.Those are your grandmother’s kisses! Never wipe them off!.)….and how you would look me in the eye and tell me to always listen and mind my mother. The world seemed like a wonderful, perfect place when you were around. The overwhelming sense of excitement I felt when you and Papa would pull into our driveway in Vermont is something I can’t describe. You were a wonderful grandmother and made me a very happy little girl. I’ll never forget you. You and Papa take care of each other. Love, Katie

  4. I love you soooooooo much! I wish we were not seperated by the distance. You will always be in my heart and I will always share the memories I have!!

  5. We didn’t get to see Aunt Ethel and Uncle Keith very often but each visit was a nice one. Aunt Ethel always had a ready laugh and I remember her always smiling. We will all feel the lost of another family member.

  6. Aunt Ethel, as the years went by and life took over, did not get up to see or Uncle Keith often. Still, there are many warm memories to carry with me, especially our talk one day about being .black sheeps. of the family – and laughing about it. I still remember as a kid in one visit to Hamden, and sleeping on the couch in the living room, waking up to a little white shitzu staring me in the face. Visiting you and Uncle Keith while in Army Basic Training and the perfect starch applied to my khakis. Accompanying Uncle Keith to visit you when you were in rehab after your fall, his concern you may not recognize me, and his suprise when I walked in and you knew me. Your joy at the birth of my daughter Megan, and then my son Andrew. And always, all the warm love through the years. As it is written – there are but three things that last: faith, hope and love with the greatest of these being love. I know you are happier now walking hand in hand with the man who .robbed the cradle. that day he walked into the resturant and saw you. My best to my extended Beverage Family near and far as we say farewell to Aunt Ethel.

  7. Dear Keith and Diane, So sorry to hear about your mother. Keith you were in the service with my brother Robert Miglierina. And Diane you baby sat for my three children on Curry Road, Susanne, Jeffrey and Peter. You are in my thoughts and prayers and have thought about both of you so often. Your Mom and I visited quite often when we lived on Curry Road. She was a wonderful person.

  8. We were always welcome in the Beverage home no matter how foolish we acted. Mrs Beverage tolerated our antics and protected us from ourselves. I’ll miss her…

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