Donna M. BeckJune 15,2013
Donna M. BeckDonna M. Beck
LONDONDERRY — Donna Marilyn Beck, 60, died June 8, 2013, at Mount Ascutney Hospital and Health Center.
She was born Nov. 18, 1952, in Queens, N.Y., the daughter of Harold and Virginia Hanson.
She graduated from Peabody (Mass.) High School in 1970, and attended North Shore Community College in Beverly, Mass.
She married Wayne Thomas Beck, and lived in Beverly, Mass., prior to moving to Londonderry in 1988.
She was employed at Parker Brothers Games as a supervisor in Massachusetts, and later worked for AppleJack Art Partners in Manchester Center in art sales. She also worked out of her home as a business consultant and in software and office equipment sales.
She especially enjoyed animals, nature and time spent at the Weston Priory. She also enjoyed crochet, knitting, cooking, music, gardening, camping, learning and traveling.
Survivors include her husband, Wayne Thomas Beck of Londonderry; two sons, Matthew Gregory Beck and Jeremiah Russell Beck; her mother Virginia Hanson; three brothers, Philip Hanson, Scott Hanson, and Doug Hanson; nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her father, Harold “Tim” Hanson.
There will be a memorial celebrating her life on Sunday, June 23, 2013, at 3 p.m. at the Weston Priory.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Ascutney Hospital and Health Center Acute Ward, 289 County Road, Windsor, VT 05089; or The Central Vermont Humane Society, 1589 Route 14S, E. Montpelier, VT 05651.
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