Florence N. (Simon) (Gosson) Beede Print

Florence N. (Simon) (Gosson) Beede

beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister 

Florence N. (Simon) (Gosson) Beede, 87, formerly of Nesmith St. in Lowell, MA, passed away  Wednesday afternoon at The Arbors of Bedford in Bedford, NH.

She was the beloved wife of Calvin L. Beede, who survives her, and with whom she recently celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, August 5, 1927, the daughter of the late Charles and Mildred (Cody) Simon, she received her education in the Lowell school system. 

Florence was proud of growing up in the Acre and of her ethnic origin and traditions.
She was a lifetime member of St. George’s Syrian Antiochian Orthodox Church.

Prior to her retirement, Florence was a sales clerk at the former Bon Marche in Lowell and in her early years, worked as a velvet cutter at the Merrimack Mills in Lowell.

Among her many interests, Florence enjoyed singing and dancing. She also loved to travel with her husband Cal to Hampton Beach and the Caribbean Islands and frequented restaurants locally and afar.

Besides her husband, she is survived by her son John “Chuck” Gosson and his wife Pamela of Manchester, NH; three step children Louise A. Curtis and her husband Bruce of Amherst, NH, Calvin L. Beede, Jr. and his wife Karen of Gainesboro, TN and Rose M. Beede of Holiday, FL; two granddaughters Johanna L. Gosson and Amelia J. Gosson; a step-granddaughter Jacqueline M. Cook; two great-granddaughters Avalynne J. Gosson and Makenna L. Cook; a brother Fred Simon and his wife Elaine of Tewksbury; several nieces and nephews.

She was pre-deceased by her first husband John A. Gosson, her sisters Evelyn Willis, Mary Valorose, brothers George Simon, John Simon and step-son James Beede.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in Lowell, MA from 2 to 5 P.M. Sunday. Her Funeral Service will take place at the Funeral Home Monday morning at 10 o’clock. Burial  will follow at St. Mary Cemetery in Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory St. George Syrian Antiochian Orthodox Church, Bowers St., Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.   

Condolences (4)
  • Brenda Richardson
    My thoughts and prayers are with you Cal, Chuck and all of Florence's family. I have known Florence for many years, we worked together at Bon Marche and then reconnected years later by fate. We became good friends and would call each other almost daily, just to share some laughs!! She always made me feel like I made her day by calling (I know she made mine!!). We laughed about nothing and everything ! She loved her family and her church (she talked lovingly about both in nearly every conversation). I've missed you recently Florence and will continue to miss your loving heart. Thank you for being such a good friend; rest peacefully pretty lady
  • Millie and Mark Dufault  - Sympathy
    Dear Chuck, Pam, Johanna, Amelia and Ava, Our love to you and your family with the loss of your mother. We are thinking of you and praying that you find some peace in your hearts. Love, Mark, Millie, Justin, Alexa and Austin
  • Grace Slattery Milot  - Aunt florence
    With my deepest sympathies to the gosson family. Sincerely Grace Slattery Milot. My mother was Vera gosson Slattery . With our sympathies the Gosson family Mary and Debbie Las Vegas and the Slattery family grace, Dennis joe and john and families
  • Julie
    Sending warm thoughts to you, Chuck, as you process the layers of loss and try to hold onto some good memories, too. Love, Julie
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