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Beverly Edith Fraats Dobias

Beverly Edith Fraats Dobias
  • June 1, 1934 - July 7, 2020
  • Mount Pleasant Mills, South Carolina
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • Christ Church
    500 4th Street
    Riverton, NJ 08077

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Beverly Edith Fraats Dobias, 86, of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, wife of William J. Dobias entered into eternal rest Tuesday, July 7, 2020. A private cryptside service will be held Saturday, July 18, 2020 in St. Michael's Churchyard, Charleston, SC. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Mount Pleasant Chapel.

Beverly was born June 1, 1934 in Cobleskill, New York, daughter of the late Robert Leslie Fraats and the late Edith Neil Fraats.

Beverly married the late Lawrence F. Laganella in 1956. He served as a pilot in the USAF, and was the father of her two children. The following year, Beverly graduated from Hartwick College Nursing School in Oneonta New York.

Like many, her career went in varying speeds. She worked part time, off and on as a Registered Nurse in private practice while raising her children. Later, she worked full time for Visiting Nurses Association as a field nurse, helping homebound patients with their care. It is there she really excelled, and retired as a manager for the VNA. She touched many more lives than her own, and will be deeply missed.

In 1991 Beverly met and fell in love with William Dobias while at Scottish Dancing Class. They married the following year. They cherished their time with friends, telling Scottish jokes over tea while living in Florida. They also spent their summers in Wells, located in the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York, in the very cabin that her father built by hand in the mid 1900s.

In her off time, Beverly loved all sorts of needlework, most especially cross stitch. If she cared at all about you, you would become a proud recipient of one of her masterpieces. Her family and friends cherish her many gifts and labors of love.

She is survived by her husband, William John Dobias of Mount Pleasant, SC; daughter, Lois A. Daughtridge (Bruce MacRitchie) of Charleston, SC; son, Vincent A. Laganella of St. Augustine, FL; granddaughter, Lois Anne Daughtridge and grandson, David Belk Daughtridge.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association SC Chapter, 2090 Executive Hall Road, Suite 130, Charleston, SC, 29407 or Christ Church, 500 4th Street, Riverton, NJ 08077.