Beverly Lewin Leffert


Beverly Lewin Leffert, 84, passed on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at the Chippenham Hospital in Richmond, Virginia with her family by her side. She was born April 7, 1934 in Ilion, New York the daughter of Mary and Claude Lewin. Beverly graduated from St. Aloysius in 1952. On October 10, 1953 she married Charles M. Leffert, Jr. in St. Peter’s Church, Rome. She worked for the New York Telephone Company and then the New York State School for the Deaf until her retirement in 1996. She was a member of the Lake Delta Yacht Club. 

She is survived by two sons, David and his wife, Diane, Chester, Virginia and Donald and his wife, Debbie, Franklin, Massachusetts; one daughter Denise and her husband Randy, Columbia, Maryland; her beloved grandchildren, Meghan, Gregory, Randall and Kevin; one great grandson Conrad; sisters, Jean Kehoe and twin Patricia Ripley, Rome, and many nieces and nephews. Bev was predeceased by her loving and special husband of 60 years, Charlie, and sister, Doris Taylor. 

Bev gave so much to others and was loved by so many in all facets of her life. Her husband and children, relatives, and friends experienced the special way she would connect to the inner self. The fantastic neighbors on Delta Ave, and coworkers at the NY Telephone Co. and NY School for the Deaf all became her extended family. Beverly certainly left many entertaining stories through her total openness. She was pure sincerity with no pretenses. 

Bev spent her last three years in Virginia. She brought her special loving ways with her and touched many. The staffs at Commonwealth, Chippingham, and her Virginia friends have all expressed their heartfelt sadness of her passing. Her love of Rome never waned, though. 

A Celebration of Life will be held at Prince-Boyd & Hyatt Home For Funerals, Inc., Thursday from 5-8 p.m. Services will be held 10 am Friday at St Joseph’s Church, Lee Center. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Rome. Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association or American Heart Association.

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