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Beverly M. (Fulton) Wilkins

July 21, 1934 — January 23, 2022

Beverly M. (Fulton) Wilkins

Beverly M. (Fulton) Wilkins, born in Sanford, ME on July 21, 1934 and of Sharon, MA, the daughter of Arlene and Herbert Fulton, passed away peacefully on January 23, 2022 surrounded by her loving family. In April 1961, Beverly married the love of her life, Marshall S. Wilkins. In addition to her late husband, Beverly was the loving mother to her daughters, Lesley Wilkins of Weymouth and Hilary Tyson and her husband, Brett, of Scituate. She was also the devoted grandmother, known as Nana Banana to Alexandra "Sasha" Wilkins and known as Nannie to Jake Tyson. She also leaves behind her great-grandchild, Brayden "Skippy" Kahler. Beverly also was also godmother to Nolan Howard and held a very special love for him.

During her childhood, Beverly lived in many places in the United States and Canada. Beverly's fondest childhood memories were at her grandmother Lillis' farm in Sanford, Maine and at Old Orchard Beach, Maine. Beverly was an undergraduate of the University of Vermont and received her postgraduate degree from Bowling Green University. Her nickname throughout her college years was Buff and she was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta.

After graduating, Beverly spent over 30 years of her life working as a Psychologist with her beloved residents at both Taunton State Hospital and Corrigan Mental Health Center where she developed deep, loyal and lifelong friendships with Bob Marot and Joanne Perry. After Beverly "retired" she was a guardian for several of her previous clients and also worked for the Billerica Prison Commission advocating and supporting the needs of prisoners and their families. She was an active member of the National Organization of Women, a passionate advocate for many animal organizations, as well as a longtime member of the Sharon Unitarian Church.

Beverly was living on Beacon Hill when she met Marshall. They met at a party and Marshall was immediately intrigued by Beverly's passion for life, her beautiful red hair and the teepee that she had in her apartment. Soon enough, they were both smitten with each other and found that they shared a love of music, art and intellectual and cultural curiosity. They spent their life together going to symphony, nights out with their friends, traveling to over 60 countries and building family and friend memories at their cottage at Stetson Pond in Bryantville, MA. She was one of the first people on the pond to purchase a paddle boat and would love to sit out on the dock especially during storms. Beverly's favorite places to travel were Russia and Eastern Europe, but, her best trips were the annual family trips to Old Orchard Beach, Maine. While there, she loved the beauty of the ocean, laughing with her high school friends, the Pier, lighting sparklers at night and always made sure she visited the Zoltan fortune machine in the arcade.

Beverly cherished her family cats and held a great love for Philomena who gave her such companionship throughout the past years. Beverly's happiest days were spent with her family and great times on Brook Road with the Sobo family. She particularly enjoyed watching the lifelong friendships develop between their children and of course, the shows in the basement that the girls would put on. Beverly's favorite musician was Richie Havens, who she met several times in person and loved to bring her family to his concerts. Beverly influenced many with her deep conversations and was able to quickly connect with people due to her interesting and engaging personality. She was also very proud of her Irish heritage. Beverly lived her life with zest, loyalty to her family and friends, compassion and advocacy for those who needed it the most, and will be remembered for her dynamic and full spirit.

Beverly's family would like to extend sincere gratitude to Susan Ettinger and Old Colony Hospice for their quality and compassionate care and to Reverend Jolie Olivetti for her spiritual and emotional support of Beverly and our family during this difficult time. Beverly's family would also like to thank the Krull Howard, Kelly and Shatz families for giving her such happiness, fun times, friendship, love and many laughs over the years.

At the family's request, there are no calling hours. There will be a bell ringing at the Sharon Unitarian Church in February 2022 and a private celebration of Beverly's life will be held at Old Orchard Beach later in 2022. In lieu of flowers, donations in Beverly's memory may be made to the New England Wildlife Center in Weymouth, MA Donation Page or Donate Direct.
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