Beverly R. Bestwick


Beverly R. (Knight) Bestwick, 87, of Scenic Drive, died peacefully surrounded by her family December 10, 2011 in St. Elizabeth Home, East Greenwich. She was the widow of Frederick K. Bestwick, who jointly owned and operated with his wife the Beverly Lace Co. in Coventry.

She was born in Coventry, a daughter of the late Albert and Grayce (Richmond) Knight and had been a resident of West Warwick for the past 13 years, previously living most of her life in Coventry. She enjoyed the winters in Seminole, Fla. for over 30 years. Mrs. Bestwick had been a saleslady in the Providence Outlet, Shepard and Gladdings stores for many years until her retirement.

Mrs. Bestwick is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth A. Bestwick of West Warwick; a son, Frederick R. Bestwick and his wife, Barbara, of Chichester, N.H.; two granddaughters who will sadly miss their grandmother, Maryann Tomasso and Beverly Lyn Duffy, both of West Warwick, and four great-grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Grayce Pellett.

A funeral service will be held Dec. 14 at 10 a.m. in Carpenter-Jenks Funeral Home & Crematory, 659 East Greenwich Ave., West Warwick. Calling hours are Dec. 13 from 5-8 p.m. Interment will be in Rathbun Cemetery, Coventry.

Should friends desire, donations in her memory to Saint Elizabeth Community, 1 Saint Elizabeth Way, East Greenwich, RI 02818 will be appreciated. Information and condolences available at