TOPSHAM — Beverly J. Groves, 80, a lifelong resident of Topsham went peacefully home to God, Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 at 8:32 am, with her daughter by her side.

Her last days on this earth were filled with love, tears, laughter, and enjoying all the little things.

She was born on April 7th, 1937, daughter of Frank W., and Hattie P. (Hale) Crosman. She attended the Pejepscot School and obtained an 8th grade level of education; her yearbook inscriptions described her as the blue eyed, blonde, shy girl in economics class who was always so kind.

Beverly worked as a waitress in her youth, as well as at the Stephens Home providing home health care. Prior to retirement, Beverly worked at LL. Beans for many years as a dedicated custodian, but an unfortunate accident with an 18 wheeler led her to retire.

Beverly was known to many as “Mae Mae”. She liked Country music, she enjoyed the sounds of the birds, Cardinals were her favorite. She enjoyed her chewing gum, and watching game shows. She was a collector of cookie jars and bells, and she loved her hobby doing ceramics, which she took great joy in teaching to others.

Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her family.

She was predeceased by her loving husband, Earle H. Groves whom she married on June 29, 1963, her parents, , her sister, Joyce A. Crosman, and her dog “Buddy” whom she loved. Beverly is survived by her son, Frank Groves, and his life partner Doug Gagnon of Arizona, a daughter, Penny J. O’Connell, and her fiance Kenneth R. Tucker of Topsham, her sister, Frances Pickard, a sister in law, Sandra Labbe, a cousin “Sister”, grandchildren Amber, Chelsey, and Chad, five great grandchildren whom she adored with all her heart, her bird “Trent”, and various other family members and friends that she loved very dearly.

She will be buried with her husband at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Civic Center Drive in Augusta, a graveside service will be held at 1pm, May 30th, 2017.

Those who wish may leave a note of condolence for the family at www.brackettfuneral