Beverly A. Ford Nixon Bozyczko (1935 - 2019)

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PORTLAND - Beverly A. Ford Nixon Bozyczko, 83, of Portland, and formerly of Marlboro, Mass. and Tequesta, Fla., passed away peacefully after a brief illness on Jan. 4, 2019, at Maine Medical Center.

Beverly was born in Medford, Mass. in June 1935 to George H. Ford and Ellen Ingrid (Noyd) and graduated from Medford High in 1953.

As a young girl she enjoyed taking ballet and dressing in elaborate dance costumes for recitals before pursuing her passion of roller skating. She enjoyed this for years and excelled to winning pairs state and national competitions. During these skating years she met the first love of her life, Frank Nixon, at the tender age of 17. After high school they married in September of 1953. They raised a family of four and enjoyed their 25 plus years of marriage in Marlboro, Mass. until his death at a very young age of 44 in 1979.

Not ever expecting to have that type of love again, four years later she met the second and last love of her life, Frank D. Bozyczko. She met Frank at Marlboro Savings Bank during her career in banking spanning from the early 1970's until her retirement in 1993. They married in July 1983 and enjoyed 33 years of marriage until his passing October 2016 in Tequesta, Fla.

Beverly enjoyed spending her retirement years between her homes in Tequesta during the winter months and Long Island, Maine in the summer time where she spent 74 wonderful memorable years on Red Sand Lane from infancy in 1935 until 2009. She loved her Long Island community and enjoyed connecting with many folks through Facebook these last few years.

Though her residency at Park Danforth Independent Living was short, she was happy with her decision to move from Florida to Maine in 2017. She loved being closer to her family which enabled her to enjoy many visits from her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family and friends. The highlight of her week at Park Danforth was gathering with her neighbors and enjoying games on Friday nights.

This past October, Beverly took a bad fall breaking both her legs and hand. She spent the following nine weeks at Saint Josephs Rehabilitation trying to heal and get stronger in order to return to her home at Park Danforth. Sadly, other complications developed bringing her to Maine Medical Center where she slipped away to be with her two loves for eternity. Our family would like to extend our deepest appreciation to the staff at Saint Josephs Rehabilitation and Maine Medical Center for the compassionate tender loving care they bestowed on our mom and our family during those difficult weeks.

Beverly is predeceased by her parents George and Ellen Ford; bother Frederick Ford, husband Frank M. Nixon and husband Frank D. Bozyczko.

She is survived by her children, Ellen Nixon Sorg of Norfolk, Va., Beverly Nixon Johnson and partner Jim Hasson of South Portland, Brenda Nixon Callan Singo and husband David of Long Island, Maine and Frank Nixon and wife Bonnie of Houma, La.; grandchildren, Jim Sorg and wife Amanda, Heather Sorg and partner Nabil Meridji, Scott Sorg and wife Joann,; Danielle Lazzarini and fiancé Andrew Mannke, Rebecca Johnson and partner Elias Cruz, Amy Johnson Pomerenke and husband Zeb, Sean Callan and wife Jessica, and Tomas Callan and wife Rose; great-grandchildren, Clinton, Harrison, JW, Ellen, Jack, Charlie, Tyler, Mandolyn, Damien, Romel, Quinn, Evan and Liam; stepchildren, Frank Bozyczko and wife Nancy, Linda Bozyczko O'Neil and Pete, Nanci Bozyczko Lambert and husband Jim, Joseph Bozyczko and wife Vicki, and Peter Bozyczko and wife Ellen; along with many more grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Also, nephew Michael Bozyczko and wife Debbie.

A Celebration of Life for Beverly will be held in Portland, ME to be announced at a later date.

With Beverly's respect and admiration of health care personnel and her love of reading, donations

may be made to:

Long Island

Wellness Center

Town of Long Island

PO Box 263

Long Island, ME 04050 or:

Long Island

Community Library

7 Gorham Ave.

Long Island, ME 04050

Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Jan. 6, 2019
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