Oct 292017

Beatrice Lewis (Freeman) of Oro Valley, AZ, late of West Newton, MA passed away peacefully at home with family near on October 24, 2017 at 83 years of age. The cherished wife of the late Harold B. Lewis, she was devoted mother of Shara Lewis & her husband Phillips Ruben, Adam Lewis & the lateLeiko Lumiere, and Ian Lewis & his wife Meredith Ida. She was also the loving sister of Ivor Freeman and his wife Barbara Freeman, and the beloved grandmother of Ilana, Annika, Zachary, Noah and Leonardo. The epitome of lifelong learner, Beatrice was an art teacher, mosaic book author, design consultant, marketing director, hospice volunteer, reiki master practitioner, bead artist, grief support group leader, and more.  She received her M.Ed. from Harvard and her Ph.D. from MIT in Urban and Regional Studies.  She was enthusiastic, optimistic, caring, witty, curious, and dedicated to family and community.  A sparkling soul, she was beloved by all who knew her and connected deeply with so many people, even those who only met her briefly. Funeral services will be at the Stanetsky Memorial Chapel, 475 Washington Street, Canton, MA on Sunday, October 29 at 12 Noon EST.  The chapel service can be viewed live at at 12 Noon EST on Sunday October 29 at this link: http://distantlink.com/stanetskymemorial.html

Cards to the family can be mailed to 11 Chester Street, Newton MA.  Donations in Beatrice’s memory may be donated to:

Casa de la Luz Hospice at www.casafoundation.org,
VNACare Hospice at www.https://vnacare.org/donors, or
Sustainable Harvest International at www.sustainableharvest.org.