June 3, 2023

Remembering Beverly Hart*


On August 26, 2021, we lost one of the most important people the Town of Seekonk will ever know.

Beverly Hart was a schoolteacher, a wife, a mom, and a grandmother to her family but she was also a true friend and a leader in our community.

From her days as a member of the Board of Selectmen, the Kwani’s Club, the Seekonk Lady Lions, the Seekonk Human Services Department to her leadership on the Finance Committee there is no one who carried themselves with such dignity and honesty with the people of Seekonk than Mrs. Hart. “Bev” to all who knew and loved her.

Bev was a great mentor and continued to teach those who served on the Finance Committee with her. I had the privilege to serve with her. She taught me well. She always spoke at Town Meeting with such eloquence with complete explanation as to what the Finance Committee’s position on warrant articles would be. She knew the town budget inside and out.

Her vision for what was best for the town came first over personal preference. She listened, she directed, she taught, she spoke. Most people listened to her. Sadly, not enough.

I think of her always especially with budget matters and will never forget the things she taught me. When in doubt I could call her, and she would tell me right from wrong or guide me in finding the answers. She also reminded me, “you know what you are doing”. I would laugh and respond, “not like you.”

I miss you, Beverly Hart. Rest in Peace, I will never forget you.

Doreen Taylor

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