Tapar, Beverly (Bev)


Beverly (Bev) Tapar, of Newington passed away Sunday, September 11 after a short battle with cancer. She is survived by her son, Stanley Kurt Livziey and his wife, Jane of Bloomfield and two sisters, Eva Tapar O’Connell of Colchester and Judith Tapar Handel of East Hampton. She also leaves one niece, five nephews, and two step-grandchildren. Beverly treasured her family above all and was a loving mother, sister, and aunt. Beverly was generous with her time and resources; she was quick to help a friend in need and cherished time spent dog-sitting her grand dog, Oliver. Beverly was a successful self-made businesswoman. After graduating from Hall High School in 1964, she first worked as a bank teller in Utica, NY. After returning to West Hartford in 1967, she began her career in the restaurant business at Arthur’s Luncheonette in Hartford, first as a cashier and then as a floor manager. With help from her uncle, Nicolas Flamio, she launched the Copper Kettle Restaurant in Farmington in 1975. As owner/manager of the restaurant for 26 years, she served literally thousands of meals to local patrons, making the Copper Kettle a cultural fixture in the town of Farmington. She was respected by her 35 employees as a fair and consistent leader. In retirement, Beverly supported the food bank in Newington, Connecticut, Big Brother, Big Sisters, and also gave generously to others in need of food during the holiday season.

Calling Hours

Family and friends may call on Wednesday (Sept 14) from 4-7 pm at the Ahern Funeral Home 180 Farmington Avenue, Hartford.

Funeral Service

Funeral procession will be from the Ahern Funeral Home Thursday (Sept 15) at 9:15 am followed by the Funeral Liturgy at 10 am in St. Joseph's Cathedral 140 Farmington Avenue, Hartford.


Burial will follow at the family plot at St Benedict's Cemetery, Bloomfield.

Memorial Contribution

3 Responses to 'Tapar, Beverly (Bev)'

  1. TJ says:

    Offering sincere condolences to the family and friends. May you allow yourselves to be comforted by the wonderful promises our Heavenly Father guarantees will soon come about. (Acts 24:15)

  2. Susan Ruggles (Zooleck) says:

    Dearest Kurt and family, I am so sorry for the passing of your Mom. She was a big part of my life as were you. We did a lot of growing up in those years and I cherish everything she taught me and trust me I will always think of her fondly. My love to you all!

    Respectfully, Sue

  3. Jim and Bette Nikodemski says:

    Dear Eva, Jim and family,
    Thank you Eva and Jim for your constant, unconditional love and friendship. You have a very special family.
    With Love and Sympathy to you all,
    Jim and Bette Nikodemski

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