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Mehlinger, Beverly J.

Beverly Jean (DesRoches) Mehlinger, a resident of Dedham since 1984, died Sunday, December 25, 2011 at the Norwood Hospital.  She was 64.  Beverly was born April 14, 1947 in Norwood, Massachusetts, a daughter of Royden and Mabel (Jemison) Des Roches.  She grew up in Wrentham and Norwood.  Beverly worked as a secretary for Ethos of Jamaica Plain for 15 years.  She is survived by her husband, Frederick J. “Jim” Mehlinger, Jr.; her daughters, Lisa Raye, and her husband Ken, of Acton, and Jennifer Mehlinger of Newton; her grandchildren, Ethan and Tyler Raye; her sister, Janice Murphy of Raynham; and her two brothers, William DesRoches of Webster, and James DesRoches of Foxboro.  Visitng hours will be held Wednesday, December 28th from 4 to 8 PM at the Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton Street, Dedham.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend Beverly’s funeral Thursday at 11:00 AM at the Funeral Home.  Interment will be private.  In lieu of flowers donations to the Child Fund International, PO Box 26507, Richmond, VA 23261-6507  would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. George L Squires
    December 27th, 2011 | 11:44 am

    With Sympathy to you Jim and your Family
    With Love George Tucson AZ.

  2. Mark Belanger
    December 27th, 2011 | 11:49 am

    Dear jim and family.
    So sorry for your loss. It is so difficult to lose a mother, wife and friend, particularly during the Holidays.
    We offer your family our heartfelt condolences.
    The Belanger family

  3. Jessica Murphy
    December 27th, 2011 | 11:52 am

    I love you Auntie Bev. You have been our family cornerstone and we have grown as a family because of your constant love, support, and guidance, and amazing sense of humor. A determined, focused, honest, giving person has risen to her supreme existance among angels. I feel honored to have had her in my life, someone who always made me feel loved, welcome, comfortable, and admired. She will always be in my memories, heart, thoughts, spirit and soul just as she has already been. I love you Auntie Bev, our family earth and heavenly angel.

  4. Sue Staats
    December 27th, 2011 | 12:12 pm


    My heart goes out to you and your family. I will keep you in my prayers. What a change in plans – but Bev is without pain now and is at peace. Please stay in touch my friend…

  5. tom and kate
    December 27th, 2011 | 3:29 pm

    Please know we are thinking of you all and wish we could be up there for you.
    You are in our prayers
    tom and kate

  6. Liz Zeolla
    December 27th, 2011 | 7:36 pm

    To the Mehlinger family.I was so sad to hear the news about Beverly’s passing.I have known Bev for the past six years and will miss her terribly. She was a very caring woman and had a great sense of humour. I am in Florida for the holidays and am saddened that I can not see you all and tell you how much Bev meant to me.My prayers are with you all at this sad time. Sincerely, Liz Zeolla

  7. Lis Drake
    December 27th, 2011 | 8:38 pm

    Beverly’s life was a gift to me and many other friends. I will miss her physical presence although her spirit will live in my memory forever. Her smile and thoughtfulness masked the pain and other difficulties she usually was feeling.

    My deepest sympathy to her loving family – you are in my prayers although I only know you slightly through her. What a special and wonderful person she was! I take some comfort in knowing that she is now at peace. – Lis (from Newton)

  8. Gary Grillo - Urell Inc.
    December 28th, 2011 | 10:10 am

    I am so sorry to hear about Beverly’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    God Bless

  9. Linda Patterson Victoria
    December 28th, 2011 | 10:43 am

    Jim and family, So sorry to hear of your loss. Losing someone you love is so difficult and at Christmas, it is even more devastating. She is at peace and without pain. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. May all the good memories sustain you in the coming days.

    Linda Patterson Victoria

  10. Larry Whalen - Urell Inc
    December 28th, 2011 | 3:43 pm

    Jim and Family,
    Sorry to hear about Beverly’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.
    God Bless you all.

  11. Carl Rosen
    December 29th, 2011 | 11:21 am

    I am so sorry to hear about Beverly’s passing. Please accept my deepest sympathies. God Bless.
    Carl Rosen

  12. Dick Finnin
    December 31st, 2011 | 4:31 pm

    My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. I was shocked to learn of your wifes passing. I’m glad I had a chance to see you just days before she died. I had no idea she had been so ill. If there is anything I might do to help you during this difficult time, please call me.

  13. Linda Diraffaele
    February 18th, 2012 | 2:58 pm

    To Jim MY prayers are with you I did not know that Bev passed away. You were very good to my Mom I wish I had known about her passing I would have come to her services. My prayers are with you and I know that she is with my Mom. God Bless

  14. Bob Allen
    March 5th, 2012 | 3:31 pm

    So very sorry to learn recently of your loss. It’s hard to believe that the last time I saw Beverly and you were when you were so kind as to attend the funeral of my grandmother, Elsie B.Johnson back in 1995.
    Best wishes to you and the family as you move forward through this difficult time.
    Bob Allen

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