Beverly J. Hackett
She was born Nov. 19, 1933, in Laconia, the daughter of the late William and Sarah Edna (Downing) Towle. She spent her childhood in Laconia, Hampton Beach, and Exeter, and was a graduate of Laconia High School and the Laconia Business School.
In her youth, she was employed as an office worker for New England
Telephone. She spent most of her adult life working in the offices of several Laconia physicians, the last 20 years in the office of Dr. Leonard Slovack, prior to her retirement.
She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. In her younger days, she loved spending time in the outdoors with her husband, camping, riding motorcycles, hunting, and fishing. She always loved the time spent at the ocean.
Beverly is survived by her husband of 59 years, Ernest L. Hackett of Laconia; sons Glenn E. Hackett and his wife, Heather, of Statesville, N.C., and Gary A. Hackett of Malden, Mass.; daughter Sharon L. Harper and her husband, Henry, of Laconia; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her brothers, Edward Towle of Exeter, Durward Towle of Laconia, and Sheldon Towle of Concord, and by a sister, Shirley Hazen of Franklin.
A calling hour will be on Saturday, July 21, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Dewhirst Funeral Home, 1061 Union Ave., Laconia, with funeral services following immediately afterward at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Michael C. Graham, pastor of the Gilford Community Church, officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Central NH VNA and Hospice, 780 North Main St., Laconia NH 03246 or on the web at, www.centralvna.org.
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