After a tough yet courageous fight with cancer, Mrs. Beverly Louise (Page) Mastroianni, 85, of Milford passed away peacefully in her sleep with family by her side on Nov. 4. During her fight with cancer, Beverly was always determined, strong-willed and inspirational, precisely how she lived her life. She was the beloved wife of Leopoldo N. “Polly” Mastroianni.
Small in stature, she had great presence: a bundle of energy and strength. Beverly loved animals (except rhinoceroses), Fox News, crafts, sports, great food and visiting the coast of Maine. But mostly she loved her friends and family. Her husband, Polly, could make her laugh like no other. Her four kids brought her constant joy and they consider themselves incredibly fortunate that she was their mother. She felt blessed to see all her kids have children of their own. Her grandchildren were a source of pride and happiness.
Beverly was one of a kind: authentic and always true to herself. She was fiercely loyal to those she loved. She was never one to mince words or hold back her feelings; you always knew where you stood with Beverly. But beneath her often tough exterior, she was a kind and extremely thoughtful woman. If you ran into Beverly, she often recalled your last conversation with her and would be extremely interested in what you had to say. She was sharp as a tack and never forgot a thing.
Beverly was born in Lewiston, Maine, the daughter of the late Herbert and the late Mae (Shoppe) Page. As a young girl, she loved adventure and you could often find her ice skating or roller skating. She graduated from Lewiston High School in 1952. After high school, she came to Massachusetts. She was employed as a young woman as a secretary at General Electric from 1953-62. It was at General Electric that she met her lifelong friend, Connie (“Midgie”/”Squiggie”) Caccavelli, who introduced Beverly to Polly. Beverly and Polly married in 1957. Beverly spent her life as a devoted wife and mother, raising her family. She was self-employed with her own cleaning business for over 20 years.
Along with her beloved husband of 63 years, she is survived by her four children: Paul Mastroianni and wife Noreen (Murphy) of Hopkinton, Raymond Mastroianni and wife Debbie (Micelotta) of Milford, Lisa Rivernider and husband Stephen of Mendon, and Michelle Roach and husband Brian of Newburyport; her seven grandchildren: Ryan, Emily and Christopher Mastroianni of Hopkinton; Jenna Mastroianni of Milford; Jonathan and Zachary Rivernider of Mendon; and Mia Joy Roach of Newburyport; one brother: Stanley Page of Winter Haven, Florida; and one sister: Elizabeth Fleury of Bayport, Long Island, New York.
Beverly was the sister of the late Cedric Page, the late Herbert Page and the late Kathleen Glenn.
In accordance with her wishes, Beverly will be cremated. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Mastroianni family’s concern for the well-being of family members and friends, funeral services (under the care of the Edwards Memorial Funeral Home in Milford) will be private with no visiting hours. Social distancing protocols and the use of face masks will be required for all facets of the private funeral services.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, c/o the Milford Regional Healthcare Foundation, 14 Prospect St., Milford MA 01757.