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“So so sorry Kathy. I will keep you all in my prayers. I think of you often. God bless. ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Kathy O'Keefe - Harwich, MA

“Donna, Danny, David Kathy & Mike- So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I think of you all often, lots of great memories, too long ago. You're...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Ruth Berryman-Hamin - WI

“So happy that I got to know Beverly because she was such a warm loving person. Always had a smile and positive thought for everyone in her presence....Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Jill Blasetto - Chadds Ford, PA

“Dan,My sincerest condolences to you and your entire family. I know your Mom will truly be missed but live in your heart and soul and the many loving...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Vic Capodanno - Lewes, DE

“Michael and Katie, I am sad to hear the lost of your mother, grandmother, she sounded like a wonderful person, now I know why the 2 of you are...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Sally Rollins - Del Rio, TX

“I was fortunate to have worked at Mckean high School when Beverly was the school nurse there.I was a secretary there and the office was next to the...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Betty Wills - Elkton, MD

“Dear Mom,I am at Peace knowing you are walking with Dad, your family and friends in joyous eternity. ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Donna Masley

“Beverly's smile and positive outlook always shined. Her love for her family was immeasurable. I will miss her dearly , but know she is at peace! ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Ann Johnston - DE

Beverly would like to let us know that her work here is done. We lost our beloved Beverly Jean Gilardi, peacefully on Friday, April 21, 2017 at the age of 87.

Her motherly love encouraged her five children, friends and their families, to enjoy life. Beverly's extraordinary life encompassed being a mother, devoted wife and Registered Nurse. She will be remembered by her students at both Glasgow and McKean High Schools as the best ever School Nurse! We remember being stopped by her former students in the mall, running up and giving her the warmest hugs and asking, "Do you remember me?" She always remembered. After she retired, she became everyone's Grandma to all of her grandchildren's friends. Beverly was a two-time cancer survivor. The cancer treatments wreaked havoc on her frail frame, yet her positive outlook on life gave her many more years of living. Mom's longevity surprised us all. We are fortunate that we were the recipients of Beverly's unconditional LOVE.

In 1955, married Robert John Gilardi (deceased 1998); originally from Wisconsin, both adventurous parents traveled the United States with five children, and dog in tow. Beverly will be deeply missed by Kathleen Hard (Jeff), Michael (Katrina), Donna Masley (Frank deceased), Daniel, and David (Sharon) who gifted Beverly with fourteen grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Beverly is now at Peace and Dad is holding her hand, showing her the beauty and endless love, in eternity.

We are proud to celebrate her life on May 5th at St. Mary Magdalen Church, 7 Sharpley Road, Wilmington. Visitation at 10 A.M. followed by Mass officiated by family friend Father Charles Dillingham at 11 A.M.

We would like to extend special thanks to the continuous care provided by Antoinette (Nikki) Capri during mom's final years and the endless, loving visits from Kate and Spence Ohlinger.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of her son-in-law to BeLikeFrank Foundation, 2207 Concord Pike, PMB 190, Wilmington, DE 19803.

To continue Beverly's Legacy: Always Love, Be Positive and Smile Often.

Please visit Beverly's online condolences at and share your favorite memory.