Beverly Ann McQuade Bailey

  • Born: June 16, 1934
  • Died: November 2, 2019
  • Location: Rochester, New Hampshire

Cremation Society of New Hampshire

243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104
Tel. (800) 493-8001

Tribute & Message From The Family

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Beverly Ann McQuade Bailey, on Saturday November 2nd 2019. Beverly passed peacefully at age 85 at Colonial Hill in Rochester, NH. Beverly was born June 16th in Manchester, NH to Patrick Aloysius McQuade and Anna Peterson McQuade.

Beverly grew up in Manchester, NH and attended Saint Joseph's Regional High School, where she walked with the graduating class of 1952. Following graduation, Beverly held several retail positions she enjoyed, but was most fond of her passionate and notable work with the Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains.

Beverly was a lover of God and attended Manchester Christian Church as often as she could. It was there where she met many of her friends and found a loving community of like-minded people who continued to bring God's love to Beverly until the very end. Beverly enjoyed singing at church, as well as singing along to Celtic melodies while she gardened. Everyone who heard her was touched by her sweet voice.

As a true Irish woman, Beverly was always on the search for Irish artifacts that sang to her spirit and she was never seen without a touch of green somewhere on her, be it her nails or her carefully selected jewelry. Her Irish spirit ran deep and enjoyed an ice cold Long Island Iced Tea with a smile stretched from ear to ear. Accompanying her smile, one would always find Beverly with her hair done nicely, often topped with a sprinkle of sparkling glitter. Beverly was always ready for her own party, called life.

Beverly's light shone brightly on anyone she encountered and she bestowed an air of love and laughter to each person that knew her, even a passerby could feel her warmth. Beverly's joyous and lighthearted spirit continues to touch everyone blessed to know her, and while her earthly presence will be greatly missed, the love she created will live on forever.

Beverly will be joyfully greeted by her sisters Patricia McQuade, Gladys Indyk, and Ruthy Szumers, her brothers William McQuade, Jack McQuade, Tommy McQuade and Parker McQuade, as well as her children Danny Snee, Patrick Snee, Kerry Snee and Cindy Snee.

Beverly's spirit and her love will live on in her sisters Dotty Emery, and Sandy Bergeron, her sons Brian Snee, and David Snee as well as her daughter Debra Christ. She will be fondly remembered by grandchildren Brandon Snee, Jessica Snee, Ryan Snee, Shannon Snee, Matthew Snee, Morgan Snee, Ethan Snee, Jennifer Tarr, and Meagan Snee, as well as many great-grandchildren.

A life celebration in memory of Beverly will be held on Thursday, November 7th at 10:00 AM at the Cremation Society of NH, 243 Hanover St. Manchester NH, with a service beginning at 11:00 AM.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dave, so sorry to hear the news of your mom's passing. After reading the obituary, she's now in the company of many loved ones from your family. Deepest sympathy and condolences to you and you're entire family.

Posted by Mike Reidy - Merrimack, NH - Friend   November 07, 2019

I love you so much, Ma. I miss you already

Posted by Jennifer Tarr - Duncannon, PA - Grandchild   November 05, 2019

Bev was the sunshine in my life for so many years. My best buddy. We shared many laughs and a few tears along the way. She was such a kind and fun loving person. I'm sorry we lost touch with each other. She will forever be in my memories and my heart. Prayers to the family. She was truly a blessing to so many people.

Posted by Kay Lyons - Weare,, NH - Friend   November 05, 2019

Beverly always had the biggest smile and the biggest heart every time we visited Colonial. We met her while visiting our dad when he was there. Even after our dad passed away, we continued to visit because we loved the people, especially Beverly. We will miss her. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.

Posted by Laura and Laura Grant - Farmington, NH - Friend   November 05, 2019

Beverly was such a joy to work with! I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Beverly at the Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains. She had an infectious smile and so helpful and kind to customers and co-workers. May you find comfort in knowing that she is at home with the Lord!

Posted by Pat Mittleider - NH - Coworker   November 05, 2019

My aunt Bev was one the Lords most precious gems. I will miss her, knowing that the void left behind can never be filled. Rest In Peace Bev.

Posted by Bill McQuade - Manchester, NH   November 05, 2019

My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family Brian, I met your mother once at Frisbie Memorial Hospital and It was obvious you were her pride and joy. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Carol Mackell - Somersworth, NH - Coworker   November 05, 2019

I will truly miss your presence, Bev. You were one of a kind and had the sweetest smile. I'll miss your hugs and your sassy personality. I am blessed to have gotten to know you and to be your nurse. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. I'm sure God welcomed you with a big hug in heaven ❤

Posted by Megan Correia, RN - Rochester, NH   November 05, 2019

My favorite memory of Bev was when she would be in the lobby very early on Sunday mornings when I would get there for worship team practice before service started. She was ready with a hug and a chat. I have missed her and I look forward to another hug in Heaven. My prayers are with her family to know the comfort of Jesus. Gloria Beachy

Posted by Gloria Beachy - Chichester, NH - Friend   November 05, 2019

My heart goes out to you all. Bev was a smile, a kind word and a hug all with a touch of humor. I will miss her.
Becki Bedard RN

Posted by Becki Bedard - Rochester, NH - Friend   November 05, 2019

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