Beverly Crane Dubee (née Tyrrell), passed away April 4, at Penn Princeton Medical Center, age 89. Born in Hackensack, NJ on January 15, 1934, the daughter of Donald Ross Tyrrell and Henrietta Benson Tyrrell, she was a long- time resident of Princeton who inspired and supported all with her innate ability to connect with everyone she met. She graduated from Rutherford High School in 1951 and matriculated at Ursinus College in 1955 and graduated with a degree in psychology. Dismissed from her first professional job at Western Electric’s personnel department after marrying Harold E. Crane Jr. (1932-1981)
in 1957 for being a pregnant married woman, their son William M. Crane was born the same year. The young family moved to the Princeton area in 1959. Their daughter Elizabeth de Jong-Crane was born in 1960. Determined to be a working mother, she started her real estate career with Charles Draine, then joined Peyton and Callaway and finally Peyton Associates. In Princeton she was a founding member of All Saints Church, an active member of Springdale Golf Club and the AAUW.
In 1981 after the passing of her first husband she worked for Merrill Lynch Relocation in the World Trade Center in NYC. In 1985 she married Joseph Andre Dubee (1945-2010) and moved to Bethesda, MD, where she worked for Howard Hughes Medical Institute. In 1990 Joe and Beverly moved to Elkins Park, PA, where she worked for the Philadelphia Cricket Club as head of Human Resources. She was also Senior Warden of the vestry at St. Pauls Church. They returned to Princeton in 2005, where she dedicated much of her time to her passion for bridge, having achieved the rank of sectional master she played regularly at the Princeton Senior Center, the Present Day Club, and Community without Walls.
In 2015, 5 years after her second husband died, she moved to Princeton Windrows. In 2021 she moved to Maplewood Senior Living, where her constant up-beat nature never wavered.
She is survived by her children Bill (Lisa) and Betsy (Jan) and four grandchildren, Marshall, Emma, Abigail (Andrew Ochoa), and Pieter, her three sisters, Patricia Taylor, Dorothy Zaleski, and Susan Gauff, her sister-in-law Patricia Crane and many beloved nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held in her honor at Trinity Church Princeton, Friday April 14, at 1:00 pm, with a reception following at Springdale Golf Club where she was a member for 55 years.
Donations in her honor may be made to Scheie Eye Institute, The National Trust for Preservation, and Planned Parenthood.