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Louise Justine Beecy, formerly of Bedford
1924 - 2018
Obituary of Louise Justine Beecy, formerly of Bedford
Louise Beecy of Tampa, Florida, formerly of Bedford and East Dennis, passed away at the age of 93 at Tampa General Hospital lovingly surrounded by her daughters.
Beloved wife of the late Joseph Franklin Beecy. Loving mother of the late Joanne Matson, Judy Kearney and her husband David of Massachusetts, Debbie Layton and her late husband Neil of Florida, Valerie Traynor and her husband Peter of California, and Fran Beecy of Massachusetts. Cherished grandmother of Andrew Kearney, Joshua Layton, Heather Ridill, Brooke Layton, Kaitlyn Traynor, Madeleine Traynor, Christopher Cercone, Victoria Cercone, Daniel Cercone and the late Stacy Layton, and great-grandson, Graham Layton. Sister of William Kiernan and the late Francis Kiernan.
Louise was married for 35 years to the late Joseph Beecy of Arlington and resided for over 40 years in Bedford. She attended Salem State University and Harvard University where she received master’s degrees in English and Education. She worked as a teacher in the Bedford school system for over 30 years, and over the course of her teaching career she touched over 3,000 student’s lives. Louise was a highly involved community member in Bedford, serving as a Library Trustee, School Board member, Town Meeting organizer and Garden Club member. She loved bridge, gardening, summers spent at Wedgewood Swim & Tennis Club, dancing, knitting, sewing, traveling, reading, crosswords, Dunkin Donuts coffee and Tanqueray martinis, extra dry with a twist.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 10am in St Michael's Church, 90 Concord Rd., Bedford with a luncheon to celebrate Louise’s life to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to fund a one-time Scholarship in 2019 for a Bedford High School graduating Senior who has demonstrated excellence in English. Donors may send a check to CSF of Bedford, Dollars for Scholars with Louise J. Beecy’s name on the memo line, PO Box 585, Bedford, MA 01730 or on the website www.bedfordma.dollarsforscholars.org, where there is an opportunity to attribute the donation “ in memory of” Louise J Beecy and then to note Louise J Beecy in the fund box.