In Memory

Beverly (Bev) Blumberg (Massone)

Bev's obituary appeared in the Contra Costa Times on Sept. 14, 2012.  Here is an excerpt:

"Beverly Blumberg Massone Resident of Antioch Beverly, 65, born on March 21, 1947 in Oakland, CA passed away August 30, 2012. She resided in Murrieta, CA at the time of her passing. She was surrounded by her family and friends Tony and Carlynn Costello during her final days. She leaves behind a loving and devoted husband of 46 years, Michael (Mike) Massone, her son and daughter-in-law; Michael and Tammy Massone, and her daughter and son-in-law; Deanna and Wayne Gantt. She also leaves behind 4 beautiful grandchildren, Montana, McKenna, Gavin and Jack. Beverly is preceded in death by her parents, Fredrick and Mildred Blumberg, as well as her brother and sister-in-law; Fredrick and Nena Blumberg."

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02/24/15 02:14 PM #1    

Paul Lamborn

I am so sorry to hear of Bevs' passing. She was always there, kind of on a pedestal in my mind, My condolences to her family.

03/25/15 09:03 AM #2    

Thomas Messler

So sad to hear of Bev's passing.  She was such a sweet girl and died much too young.  She'll be missed.

05/02/15 12:34 PM #3    

Kathryn Fine

I became friends with Bev at Pleasant Hill Elementary School when we were both about 10 years old.  She was a sweet and kind girl and also a very determined person who was able to remain true to her principles and goals and work hard to pursue them.

Bev and Michele Fitzpatrick and I grew up together as they both lived on Foothill Park Circle and I was just a shortcut across the creek from them on Tiegland Road.  We went from catching tadpoles and learning swear words in grade school, to yearning after boys as we hit puberty.  During the summer we slept under the stars on chaise lounges and formed our Lonely Lips Club.  We must have been 12-13 by then.  Not 16, really!!

Bev fell in love with Mick Massone early-on in high school and knew he was the man she wanted.  She went through a lot to convince her parents that they were serious and truly in love and mature enough to marry.  And, marry they did at a beautiful ceremony with lots of bridesmaids and groomsmen.  

I saw Bev infrequently over the years and had just met her for a lunch in around 2007 when she received her diagnosis of breast cancer.  She had sold her Florist Shop and Mick was retired from the Fire Department.  Bev and Mick have two grown children and I believe, 4 grandchildren that they doted on.  A lovely woman that I'm certain many of us remember fondly and with love.


05/02/15 05:05 PM #4    

Joanne McLean (Nussen)

That is so sad what Kathy wrote about Bev's passing.  I knew nothing about it, but what a very sad story.  I only hope that her family has lots of loving memories of her and has found peace.


05/03/15 04:05 PM #5    

David Strachan

I lived around the corner (on Foothill Park Terrace) about a half block from the Blumberg home.  Karen Frankenfield's home was just behind Beverly's.  I think we all rode the bus to PHHS together - although some people had cars.  Next to the Blumberg home was our baseball diamond until some house from Walnut Creek was moved to cover the spot.  The house was rumored to have a Roman bath/pool.  I missed our neighborhood baseball games.  Suzie Boyle and Michele lived along the "Circle" as did Nancy MacDougall.  My parents and the Boyle's went to the same church.  I just remember that the Protestants lived on one side of the street and the Catholics on the other - or that was what my parents used to tell me.  Rest in peace, Beverly.

07/10/15 11:47 AM #6    

Dianne Wood

Bev was beautiful inside and out.

07/15/15 12:15 PM #7    

Myke Haab (Judd)

Bev was always so special. She was sweet, caring & a great friend. I always liked her so very much & she was so much fun as well. All the slumber parties, going out then she met Mick & it was true love. She was so head over heels for him. I am so happyt that they had such a great life together, I only wish that it had lasted longer. I will miss your lovely smile Bev. You will be greatly missed.

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