Cumberland Times-News


August 1, 2013


BEVERLY, Mass. — Vera M. (Davis) Balsley, 90, of Beverly, died Tuesday morning, July 30, 2013.

She was the wife of the late Carl F. Balsley, with whom she shared 41 years of marriage.

Born in Cumberland on July 8, 1923, she was the daughter of George and Mildred (McKinney) Davis. She was raised and educated in Cumberland and was a graduate of the Catherman Secretarial School. She had been a resident of Beverly since 1996.

She had been employed as a secretary at the University of Maryland, Catholic Charities, and Beverly Hospital.

She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Susan Balsley, her grandchildren, Michael and Sarah Balsley, all of Danvers; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her son, Carl F. Balsley Jr.

Her funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, Aug. 5, 2013 at 9 a.m. in Saint Richard Church, 90 Forest St., Danvers. Relatives and friends are invited.

Visiting hours are Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. in C.R. Lyons & Sons, Funeral Directors, 28 Elm St., Danvers Square, Danvers, Mass.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Vera’s name to Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923.

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