Obituary of Beverly Ann Lewis
Beverly Ann Lewis, of Middletown, Rhode Island, passed away at home peacefully July 14, 2019, after her battle with cancer and surrounded by her loving family.
Beverly was born in Providence, Rhode Island to Edmund Francis DiLeone and Euphemia Marie DiLeone (nee Federici). She graduated High School from St. Catherine’s Academy in Newport and earned a degree in English from Salve Regina College. She spent many years overseas with her husband Edward Lewis who worked with the Department of State, afterward settling in Virginia and raising their four children. She taught school for the Catholic Diocese of Arlington Virginia and was a passionate lifelong advocate for teaching. She and her husband Ed retired back to Middletown in 2001, living and restoring the home in which she grew up. After her husband’s death, she continued to pursue her passion for travel and buying and selling antiques. She worked at the Newport Public Library and was a dealer at the Armory Antiques. She was involved in the Easton’s Point Association and remained active in the community at-large. She was generous and full of life and lived to be among her family and good friends.
Beverly is survived by her daughter Anthea and her sons, Paul, John and Edward; her grandchildren, Jacob, Andrew, Peter, and Julia; her daughters-in-law, Lisa, Kari and Heidi and her son-in-law, Andrew; her sisters, Carolyn and Janet; her brother Edmund and sister-in-law, Jo Ann; and by a large extended family and her dear friends. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Edward.
Visitation will be held at O’Neill-Hayes Funeral Home in Newport, Rhode Island, Sunday, July 21st, between 4-7 PM. A funeral mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Newport, Rhode Island, on Monday, July 22nd, at 10AM.
The family encourages donations to Big Brothers, Big Sisters, the Lung Cancer Research Foundation, or to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. The family also wishes to extend their gratitude to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.
Mass of Christian Burial
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