Folsom Funeral Service

Beurman, Ethel M.

Ethel Marie (Ward) Beurman, a resident of Dedham since 1960, and formerly of Dorchester, died Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 at her home in Dedham after a long illness.  She was 76.  Ethel was born in Boston on December 3, 1932, a daughter of Matthew and Mary (Albright) Ward.  She attended St. Matthew Elementary School in Boston and graduated from Cathedral High School in Boston.  Ethel worked for 20 years as an Administrative Assistant at the Norfolk District Attorney’s Office until her retirement in 1994.  She is the wife of Donald F. Beurman Sr. and the mother of Deborah M. Keegan, and her husband John, of Canton, Laura Beurman-Ellison, and her husband Evert, of Needham, Donald F. Beurman Jr., and his wife Cynthia, of Weymouth, and Christopher M. Beurman, and his wife Cheri, of North Oxford.  Ethel was the sister of George Ward and Margaret DeGraan, both of Braintree, and the grandmother of Kathleen Keegan, and Curtis, Skyla, Jordyn, and Brooke Beurman.  Visiting hours will be held Friday from 4-8 PM at the Folsom Funeral Home, 649 High Street (Route 109), Westwood.  Relatives and friends will gather at the funeral home Saturday at 9 AM and proceed to St. Denis Church, 157 Washington St (Route 1A), Westwood at 10 o clock.  Burial will follow in Blue Hill Cemetery in Braintree.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Bob & Linda Black
    November 25th, 2009 | 12:36 pm

    To the Beurman Family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow.

    With deepest sympathy,
    Bob & Linda Black

  2. Donna Dooley & Bruce Campbell
    November 25th, 2009 | 11:20 pm

    May all of your wonderful family memories bring you comfort and strength during this extremely difficult time. We will continue to keep you in our prayers. God bless.
    Donna & Bruce

  3. Lorraine Busconi-Cambria
    November 27th, 2009 | 9:22 am

    Our prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
    Lorraine Busconi-Cambria (Cam & Celeste)

  4. Cheryl Cushing
    November 27th, 2009 | 2:06 pm

    My deepest sympathy on you loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

  5. Mary and Bob Ward
    November 27th, 2009 | 2:53 pm

    Ethel will always be in our prayers and remembered as wonderful friend, faithful wife, Mom, and grandmother.

  6. Charlie & Celia Black
    November 28th, 2009 | 10:56 am

    Charlie and I extend our deepest sympathies to you, Don, and your family. The years have flown by so quickly, but the great memories will stay with us always. Ethel was a beautiful woman, inside and out. We will keep you both in our prayers.

    Love, Charlie & Celia

  7. Bob, Paul & Peg
    December 3rd, 2009 | 8:47 pm

    Our dear Aunt Ethel was more than an Aunt to us; she represented and taught traditional values that will live within us and our adult children, along with the laughter and many memories of family gatherings.

    We love you!

  8. JoyCarol Baker
    December 4th, 2009 | 9:27 am

    So very sorry. Her warm laughter and loving dispositon will always be remembered along with all the fun we had on our camping trips so many years ago. My deepest sympathy to Don and the family.

  9. Kathleen Keegan
    December 29th, 2009 | 11:24 pm

    Why did you have to go? I miss you so much Nana. I love you. Christmas was so hard this year without you.

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