Lyme, NH-Beverly Mae Piper, 85, died April 17, 2020 with her daughter, Patty Dyke, granddaughter, Brittany Piper and great-granddaughter, Gemma Piper by her side.
She was welcomed with open arms by her oldest daughter, Pamela Piper, her youngest son, James Piper, and her husband, William Piper who predeceased her.
She was born in Piermont, NH on May 3, 1934, the daughter of Mason Balch and Bertha (Hart) Balch. She was predeceased by her brother, Mason Balch, Jr.
You would find Bev in her kitchen singing the old songs with her grandchildren. She loved to take them up “Blackberry Hill” to pick berries and then make one of her famous berry pies. It was of great comfort to be able to leave our children with her as we went off to work. Family was very important to her. She enjoyed the birds in her feeders, the deer that would visit, and the occasional bear. She was a dog lover, especially her Collie dogs. Bev was a long-time Lyme resident. She loved Lyme, her home and her neighbors. She enjoyed a good laugh and had a wonderful sense of humor and wit.
She is survived by her son, Reg Piper of El Cajon, California, grandsons, John Piper of Strafford, VT, Brandon Dyke of Orford, NH and Billy Piper of El Cajon, California, granddaughters, Miranda and Samantha Piper of Orford, NH, and great-grandchildren Alice and Tyler Piper of Strafford, VT and Weston Dyke of Orford, NH.
At her request there will be no services. After the current social distancing has concluded, in Bev’s memory take the time to visit a loved one. It means a lot to them. Arrangements are by Hale Funeral Home in Bradford, VT.
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