Beatrice Ravreby of Canton, MA passed away peacefully May 11th, 2023. She was the devoted daughter of Samuel and Gertrude Flashner, dear sister of Esther Shaff and Edith Sulmeyer , beloved wife of Louis Ravreby, Loving mother of William Ravreby and Susan Waelder. Cherished grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt.
Bea was born in Stoughton in 1917; the family doctor braved a snowstorm on a horse drawn sleigh to deliver her. When she died at 106 years old, she had lived her whole life in the Boston area, in Braintree, Stoughton, Randolph, and Canton. She was a beloved teacher who taught for many years at the Glover School in Milton. Years after her retirement, former students would reach out to remind Mrs. Ravreby how much her patient instruction and high expectations influenced them in elementary school and beyond.
Bea lived at Orchard Cove Senior Living in Canton, MA for over twenty years where she was an active and beloved member of the community. Playing bridge, organizing book groups, writing for the newsletter, or sitting on any number of committees, Bea demonstrated her love for her new home and the many friends she made there. Parent, Grandparent, Aunt, teacher and friend, Bea will be remembered for her quick wit, sharp tongue and big heart. She will be deeply missed.
Services will be held at Schlossberg Family’s Chapel on the Hill, 824 Washington Street, Canton, MA 02021 on Monday, May 15th at 12:30 pm. Reception following the service at Orchard Cove in Canton from 3:00 – 5:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Book (first book.org ) or 1319 F Street, NW, Suite 1000, Washington DC, 20004.
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Carol Saffran saysMay 14, 2023 at 6:29 pm
What a beautiful picture. I see a strong resemblance to my memories of her mother, who was my grandfather’s cousin. (Harry Masters). My mom, Adele Saffran, was in touch with Bea over the years but she died back in 1993. As a child, Mrs. Flashner, and Esther, watched me when my mom took my brother to the hospital. I’ have recollection of Michael and his younger brother (maybe Johnny), but unfortunately did not know Bea’s children. My heartfelt sympathy to the entire family on the loss of such an amazing woman who will surely be missed. May her memory be for a blessing. BDE.