Beverly Jean Kurek, 88, of Bristol/Leicester


BRISTOL Vt. & HOMOSSASA, Fla. — Beverly Jean Kurek, 88, of Bristol, passed away in the early morning on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, after a brief stay at Sturgill Hospice House in Brooksville, Florida.

Bev/Betty as her friends called her was born in Rutland, Vt., on April 6, 1934. She was the daughter of James and Christine (Guyette) Decker. She grew up in Pittsford. She moved to Bristol with her husband, Frank and her children in 1964. After living in town and then on Route 116 she then moved into the home they built on Carlstrom Road in 1968. There she raised her family. Bev loved to read, crochet and play bingo at St. Ambrose Church. You could always find her there on Tuesday nights.

Bev loved the warmth so in 2008 she moved to Florida to become a snowbird. She would spend her winters there and her summers in her camper in Vermont. She had several different jobs over the years but none more important than raising her seven children. She will be deeply missed by all. In her final days she said she saw the Lord and now she is in his presence.

She leaves behind her children and their spouses, Donna Gagnon; Dolores Brown and her husband, Allen; Darlene Booska and her husband, Earl; Frank Kurek and his wife, Michelle; and Christie Grant and her husband, Mark. Bev also leaves behind her brother John and sisters Judy, Sandra and Jennifer. As well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren and even some great-great grandchildren.

She is predeceased by her husband, Frank T. Kurek, daughter Diana Sweet, daughter Mary Broulliard, brothers James, Michael, Martin and David and sister Mary Esther. She was also predeceased by her grandson Daniel Grant.

Visitation will be at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol on Saturday Feb. 4 from 1 to 3 p.m. with a prayer service at 1 p.m. There will be a graveside service at Mt. St. Joseph Cemetery in Bristol in the spring at a date to be determined.

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