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Beverly King, 88, grew up in Hopkinton

by | Jul 10, 2023 | Obituaries

Beverly King

Beverly King

Beverly A. “Muzzy” (Thomas) King, of Natick and formerly of Framingham, died July 9 at the age of 88.

Born June 18, 1935, at Milford Hospital to Henry E. Thomas and Mary (Carey) Thomas, Beverly grew up in Hopkinton and graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Milford in 1953. In 1954, she married her beloved husband, Frederick Charles King, and was married for 49 years until he predeceased her in 2003. She worked at Baker Nail for 10 years until the birth of her son, Michael. She then worked at V.F. Sales for 21 years and retired from Shawmut Bank in Framingham in 2001.

She was the loving mother of Michael King of Natick, and mother-in-law of Sharon King. She was the devoted “Nan” of Matthew, Ryan, Delaney and Jack. She also leaves her siblings-in-law, Joan King of Florida, Joan King of Ashland, Mary Steele of Natick, Linda Thomas of Maine and Keith Eagling of Michigan. She was the dear friend of Ruthanne Tomassini — together they kept bowling and bocce going at the Callaghan Center.

Family and friends will honor and remember Beverly’s life by gathering for a time of visitation in the McCarthy, McKinney & Lawler Funeral Home, 11 Lincoln Street, Framingham, on Monday, July 17, from 4-7 p.m. Her funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Stephen Church, 22 Concord Street, Framingham, on Tuesday, July 18, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in St. Stephen Cemetery, Framingham.

Beverly will be remembered as the matriarch of the family. She never forgot a family birthday or anniversary. She was especially known for her special Irish knit sweaters that she lovingly knitted for all of the babies in the family, and for her great cooking. She will be dearly missed.

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