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NEWPORT – Beverly Jane Gallison, 73, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 13th at Sebasticook Valley Hospital. She was born July 4, 1934 in Dover-Foxcroft a daughter of Marshal Walker Spaulding and Hazel Electa (Hewett) Spaulding. Bev grew up in Dover-Foxcroft and graduated from Foxcroft Academy. She worked for nearly 40 years for Dr. John P. Dow in Pittsfield until she retired in December 1997. Bev and her husband Mike enjoyed traveling all over the eastern seaboard, and also visited all of the Maine lighthouses. They settled in Florida several years ago where Mike passed away. Within the past year she moved back home to be closer to family. Bev enjoyed watching all sports and listened to country music. She was a night owl, staying up all hours of the night to watch a Red Sox game. She also enjoyed attending her grandchildren and great grandchildren’s sporting events.

She is survived by her daughter, Paula Cyr of Palmyra; her son Jeff Gallison of Sarasota, FL; 2 granddaughters, Jennifer Hanson and husband Jon, and Jessica Mills, all of Palmyra; 2 sisters, Irma Knowles of Newport, with whom she shared an apartment for the past year, and Charlene Page of Dexter; 3 brothers, Marshall Spaulding of Topsham, Aubrey Spaulding of Bow, NH, and Harlan Spaulding and wife Phyllis of Dover-Foxcroft; great grandchildren, Sydney Hanson and Austin Mills, both of Palmyra; many nieces and nephews. She leaves behind a special nephew and friend, Jay Cole of Sarasota, FL. Beverly was predeceased by her husband Lyle “Mike” Gallison; a sister, Maxine Cole; a brother Merle Spaulding; and great granddaughter Catherine Mills. She will be greatly missed by her family and many, many friends.

A graveside committal service will be held 9 AM Saturday, May 17th at Pine Grove Cemetery, Hartland. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the American Heart Association, 51 U. S. Route 1, Suite M; Scarborough, ME 04074. Those who wish may sign an on-line guest register and express condolences at

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