Beverly H. Ramsden, 81

Beverly Ramsden

Beverly Ramsden

PAWTUCKET, R.1. — Beverly H. (Hallas) Ramsden, 81, of Pawtucket, R.I. died peacefully Monday, Jan. 12, 201,5 at Berkshire Place, Providence, R.I.

She was the wife of the late Ernest Ramsden Jr.

Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Elliot and Sarah (Pollard) Hallas, she had lived in Pawtucket for most of her life before moving to Denmark for 20 years.

Beverly graduated from Pawtucket West High School (now Shea) in 1951. In 1971, she graduated from the School of Banking at Williams College in Virginia. She also graduated from the National Trust School at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. in 1975, as a Certified Financial Analyst. She began her career at the Attleboro Trust Company (now Durfee Attleboro Trust) in 1960, where she attained the position of vice president and trust officer. In 1981, she began working for the former Pawtucket Trust Company as a vice president in the Trust Department, where she retired.

She was a member of the Quota Club of Attleboro, the Business and Professional Woman Club of Attleboro; a charter member of the Bristol County Estate Planning Council and served as a member of its Executive Committee and its secretary for four years; a member of the North American Association of Trust-Chairman Woman; a member of the R.I. Banking Association Trust Division; and a member of the Massachusetts Bankers Association Trust Division. In 1988, she was appointed to the Board of Trustees of the School of Banking at Williams College. She was a guest lecturer at CCRI and adult education classes at various clubs and organizations in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. She was a member of the Red Hat Society of North Conway, N.H.

She is survived by two daughters, Kathleen J. Regan of Pawtucket, R.I., and Deborah St. Peter of Newcastle, Va.; a son, James P. Ramsden of Hiram; a sister, Judith Good of Nashua, N.H.; a brother, Melvin Hallas of Denmark; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was the sister of the late Glenn Hallas, Clinton Hallas and Brian Hallas.

A memorial service was held Monday, Jan. 19, at Bellows Funeral Chapel, 160 River Road, Lincoln, R.I. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Beverly’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, R.I. Chapter, 245 Waterman Street, Suite 306, Providence, RI 02906.

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