Beverly A. (Schmidt) Cloutier

November 1, 1941 ~ February 2, 2018 (age 76)

It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the passing of Beverly Cloutier (Schmidt) of West Springfield.  Beverly resided for over 50 years in West Springfield.   Most of this time living at the home she adored on Pease avenue.  Her last few years were spent at the Landmark at Monastery assisted living center in West Springfield.  She was born on November 1, 1941 in Holyoke Massachusetts to Walther and Gertrude (Preissler) Schmidt.   Beverly is predeceased by the love of her life, and best friend, Robert Cloutier in 2011.  Beverly had a lot of interests and was a spectacular and amazing woman. Beverly enjoyed painting and art work and was an accomplished talent.  She also enjoyed gardening and had a green thumb, playing golf, candlepin bowling, and spending time with her family.   In fact, Beverly was at one-time President of the Women’s golf league at East Mountain Country Club.  Beverly was very tough. She suffered often in life through many ailments yet you would hardly know through talking with her. She never complained and fought every fight with strength.  Beverly spent 15 years dealing with the complications of CLL, which is a chronic form of Leukemia.  For 15 years, she went once a month for 4-hour immune system booster treatments at Baystate Cancer Care Center and never complained. She also battled a bad case of COPD.   But it was the evil that is Dementia that really broke her will as it does to so many strong people suffering from its effects.  Beverly leaves her loving daughter and best friend Michelle LaRiviere and son in law Michael of West Springfield.   She also leaves her son Darren Cloutier, and his Wife Wendy, from Salem MA.  She leaves two wonderful Grandchildren, Nathan and Brett LaRiviere of West Springfield who she adored and loved so very much.  Beverly will also be sorely missed by her beloved sister, and friend, Barbara Black of Holyoke and her nephew David Plouffe.   The family would like to thank the entire team at the Landmark at Monastery Heights Morningstar Memory Care Unit for the love and care they have shown Beverly over the past 3 years.  They were super and we cannot thank them enough for the kindness and professionalism they have shown.  We would like to encourage all to donate to, support, or volunteer to assist in the care, treatment, or curing of this debilitating condition that is affecting more and more people every day.  Calling hours will be Tuesday February 6th from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the TOOMEY-O’BRIEN Funeral Home 1043 Westfield St in West Springfield.  A Lutheran service will be performed at 9:00 on Wednesday February 7th at TOOMEY-O’BRIEN FUNERAL HOME with a 10:00 AM burial service at the MA Veterans Cemetery in Agawam where Beverly will be rejoined with her Husband. 

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