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September 27, 2013

Mary M. Beskalo, 93


Sandown, NH — Mary M. Beskalo, age 93, of Sandown, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, at the Rockingham County Nursing Home in Brentwood, N.H.

Mary was born on August 27, 1920, in Westford, Mass., the daughter of the late William and Evdokia (Worobey) Minko. She was raised and educated in Westford and graduated from Westford Academy. She was a Westford resident until 2004.

Mary worked for Raytheon Corporation as a cost accountant, retiring with 35 years of service.

She enjoyed reading, crocheting and spending time with her family. Mary was a former member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Westford where she taught Sunday school and was a Vestry member.

Mary is survived by her daughter, Anne M. Darrah and husband, David J., of Sandown, N.H.; her brother, Anthony Minko and wife, Winnifred, of Lancaster, Mass.; and her sister, Sophie Payne of Concord, Mass.; grandchildren, Rebecca Darrah, David J. Darrah Jr., Karen Beskalo, Stephen R. Beskalo and William Beskalo and great-grandchildren, Alexia Darrah, Matilda Darrah, Stephen Beskalo, Lea Beskalo and several nieces and nephews. Mary was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Stephen G. Beskalo, her son, Stephen D. Beskalo, her daughter, Nancy E. Witt and her brother, Nicholas Minko.

ARRANGEMENTS: Friends and family are invited to call on Sunday, September 29, 2013, from 3 – 6 p.m. at Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home, 116 Main St., (Route 121A), Plaistow, NH 03865. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, September 30, 2013, at 10 a.m. at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, 187 East Road, Hampstead, NH 03841. Burial will take place in the Russian Brotherhood Cemetery on Patten Road in Westford, Mass., on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, at 12:30 p.m.

Anyone wishing to make donations in Mary’s memory may do so by sending donations to: St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, Donations In Memory of Mary M. Beskalo, 187 East Road, Hampstead, NH 03841.

Please visit www.brooksidechapelfh.com to sign the online guest book.