Beryl Ann GleesonAugust 1, 1939 ~ March 23, 2018 (age 78)
Beryl Ann Gleeson passed away in her home in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, on March 23rd 2018, surrounded by her loving family. Beryl was born, educated, and married in Nottingham England. She came to the USA in 1969 with her husband John, and their three children on what was originally intended to be a 12 month work assignment for John, which turned into a long stay of now almost 50 years. They lived in Massachusetts for the first 3 years, then Nashua New Hampshire for 33 years. They moved to North Carolina in 2005 when Beryl and her husband retired.
During her time in the north-east she worked as the Fashion Dept. Manager for Montgomery Ward, then as an Admin Assistant for the former Digital Equipment Corporation, and later for Oracle Corp., all in Nashua NH.
She loved to knit and read, but her biggest passion was dancing the Argentine Tango. She was a member of the Boston Tango Society, and after her move to North Carolina, the Triangle Tango Society. Beryl and John also founded the Tango Society of NH and taught many workshops and gave lessons and performances in the Nashua area.
She also loved visiting Hawaii and celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary there. Beryl and John were past members of the Hawaii Club Of NC.
Beryl is pre-deceased by her Parents, her brother Paul, and her beautiful granddaughter Alyssa. She is survived by her husband of almost 58 years, John; their three daughters Julie (Bob), Lindsey (John) and Suzanne. Also five grandchildren; AJ, Amanda, Tommy, Brianna, and Emily. And by sister Pauline in Australia; brothers Alan and Andrew, sister Valerie, and her extended family, all in England.
A Viewing and Cremation will be held at the Williford Funeral Home in Fuquay-Varina NC, to be followed later by a Celebration of Life in Nashua NH.
The family request that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to "Transitions LifeCare" of Raleigh NC. who provided such wonderful care and support for her in her final months.