Brattleboro- Beverly June “Bev” May, 88, of South Main Street, a lifelong resident of the area died peacefully Sunday evening, December 23, 2018 at Pine Heights Nursing Home following a brief illness.
Mrs. May was born in Brattleboro on July 6, 1930 the daughter of Henry and Winnie (McCallister) Sanborn. She was raised and educated in Brattleboro attending public schools including Brattleboro High School.
She had been employed at Holstein-Friesian Association where she retired from in 2015 following 46 years of dedicated and faithful service with the association. Mrs. May was also a devoted homemaker whose life centered around her family.
For many years she was an active member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary, Carl M. Dessaint Post #1034. Of her leisure time activities, she enjoyed her flower garden, attending stockcar races at both Monadnock and Claremont Speedway, crossword puzzles and time spent with her family. She was known for her spirit of friendship and strong work ethic.
She was first married to William H. Spaulding who predeceased her. She later married Robert A. May who is also deceased.
Survivors include three sons, Dean Spaulding, (Becky) of Vernon, Robert Spaulding (Patty) of Dummerston, and William Spaulding (Diane) of Bellows Falls, a step-daughter, Terry Perham of Hinsdale, five grandchildren, five great grandchildren and several great -great grandchildren.
Additionally, she leaves many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
She was predeceased by one son Robert “Chip’ May, Jr., five sisters, Arietta Sanborn, Virginia Harris, Gwen Waite, Beatrice Haselton and Margaret Barcomb, and three brothers, Richard, Francis and Clarence Sanborn.
Friends are invited to call at the Atamaniuk Funeral Home on Saturday afternoon from 2 to 4 P.M.
Memorial contributions in Mrs. May’s name may be made to Pine Heights Nursing Home Activities Fund, 187 Oak Grove Avenue, Brattleboro, VT 05301.