POLAND — Beverly J. Tripp, 81, of Poland passed away on Tuesday, May 10, at her home.

She was born in Casco, April 4, 1930, the daughter of Arthur and Gertrude Small Tripp. She attended school in Poland and graduated from Edward Little High School in 1949. She attended the Auburn Maine School of Commerce and graduated from the University of Maine at Orono in 1962 with a B.S. Degree.

She taught school for 40 years, 25 of those years in Presque Isle. She was an adviser for Pine Tree Hi-Y Club and after retirement, she moved back to Poland, where she taught adult education. She was a member of the Poland Community Church. She loved to travel and was an avid reader of books. She enjoyed gardening, genealogy and camp in Stoneham with family.

She is survived by a sister, Patricia Newyear of Corpus Christi, Texas; numerous nieces and nephews; and her caregivers, Pam Cyr, Joanne Belanger, Debbie Laurenitis, Ann Tucci, Ethel McKenzie, Jenna Jones, Bonnie Jones, Bonnie Bartlett and Hilary Tate.

She was predeceased by her sister, Ruby Tripp; and her brothers, Carl, Donald and Orville.

Online condolences may be shared with her family at www.chandlerfunerals.com.

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