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WINCHENDON – Beverly Shirolene (Pyles) Callahan, 62, of 14 Walnut Street, died peacefully in her home Friday afternoon, December 14, 2018, with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of John W. Callahan for 42 years.
She was born in Washington DC on February 13, 1956, daughter of Ouida S. (Vance) Pyles and the late Homer R. Pyles of Maryland and was a graduate of Crossland High School in Temple Hills, MD., class of 1974. She and her husband John married on September 5, 1976, and lived in Cranston, RI before moving to Winchendon, MA in 1984. In 1988, they moved to Ashburnham, MA before returning to Winchendon in 2006.
Beverly was a member of Cornerstone Church Assembly of God since 1984. She enjoyed going to bible study, spending time with friends and doing arts and crafts. Her greatest enjoyment came from spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren.
She leaves her husband, John W. Callahan; her mother, Shirley (Ouida) Pyles; her mother-in-law, Carmella A. Callahan; her three children, John W. Callahan III of Leominster, Lisa Marie Bastarache and her husband Duane of Ashburnham, Christopher J. Callahan and his wife Kelly of Minneapolis, Minnesota; five grandchildren, Haley Bastarache of Lunenburg, Katelyn Bastarache of Ashburnham, JJ (John) W. Callahan IV of Leominster and his mother Josiane Callahan, Kaydan and Dylan Callahan of Minnesota; two sisters, Charlotte Sigal of Florida, and Bobbi Cellon of Tennessee; three brothers, James Ray Pyles of Illinois, Wayne R. Pyles and his wife Rose of Maryland, and Charles (Chaz) L. Pyles of Virginia; her brother and sister-in-laws, Steven A. Callahan and his wife Deborah of Cranston, RI, Glenn T. Callahan and his fiancé Karen of Harvard, Ma, Deborah A. Lemay and her husband Normand (Ace) of West Greenwich, RI., and Patricia A. Giarrusso and her husband Louie of Cranston, RI.; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A private family funeral service will be held in Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon.
Burial will follow in Notre Dame Cemetery, Gardner.
A Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday, December 19, 2018 from 1 to 3 PM at Hidden Hills Function Hall, 18 Lisa Drive, Rindge, NH.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Beverly’s name to:
Help #TeamMarshall fight cancer
Payable to Marshall Lafond
111 Central Street
Winchendon, MA. 01475