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Beatrice Escalante
November 14, 2022


Beatrice Anna Marie (Zinselmeier) Escalante, 75, of New Bedford died Monday, November 14, 2022 peacefully at St. Luke's Hospital after a period of declining health.

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, daughter of the late Albert and Beatrice (Kayser) Zinselmeier, she lived in Mattapoisett and New Bedford for most of her life.

Beatrice was a graduate of Mount Saint Scholastica College with a Bachelor of Arts in Art and History.

She was employed at Jonathan's Sprouts for many years and later worked at Sid Wainer & Son until her retirement. In retirement, she volunteered at the Ocean Exploratorium and the Buttonwood Park Zoo.

Beatrice enjoyed reading, cooking, dogs, and spending time with friends and growing things.

She is survived by her daughter, Michelle Escalante; her brothers, Gregory Zinselmeier and his wife Christina and Albert Zinselmeier and his wife Melanie; her brother and sister-in-law Charlie and Dafne Cimino and their daughter Jessica; her brother and sister-in-law Lenny and Cynthia Escalante; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

Her Memorial Visitation will be held, Monday, November 21, 2022 from 4-6 PM in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Road, Mattapoisett. For directions and guestbook, visit

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Saunders-Dwyer Funeral Home
50 County Road, Route 6
Mattapoisett, MA 02739