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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Mrs. Veronica (Allard) Beaudreau Dobrowolski McCann, 85, of 535 Barbour St., died Monday evening, March 20, 2006, at Sweet Brook Care Center, Williamstown.

She was born in Williamstown on March 6, 1921, daughter of the late George and Marcelline (Allard) Allard. She attended schools in Bennington, Vt., and graduated from Sacred Heart School, Bennington.

She was a homemaker most of her life, and worked at Williams College from 1957 to 1984.

She was a communicant of Our Lady of Mercy Church, North Adams, where she was in the church choir. She was a member of the French Club, North Adams, the YMCA, and enjoyed golfing, bowling, and spending time with her family.

Her first husband, and father of her children, Viateur J. Beaudreau Sr., whom she married on July 7, 1941, in Sacred Heart Church, Bennington, died May 8, 1968.

Her second husband, Stanley J. Dobrowolski, whom she married on March 23, 1974, died September 1, 1982, and her third husband, Joseph P. McCann, whom she married on Aug. 22, 1992, died July 11, 2005.

She is survived by three sons, Viateur J. Beaudreau, Jr. and his wife, Joey, of East Granby, Conn., Edmond A. Beaudreau and his wife, Alice, of North Adams, and Gary A. Beaudreau and his wife, Camille, of Franklin, Mass.; one daughter, Jacqueline M. Betti and her husband, Gregory, of North Adams; two brothers, George Allard of Bennington and Alfred Allard of Barrington, R.I.; two sisters, Madeline Fitzgerald of Bennington and Theresa Wood of North Adams; nine grandchildren, Renee Beaudreau and Kelly Beaudreau-Hwang of Simsbury, Conn., Stacey, Douglas, and Jillian Beaudreau of Franklin, Mass., and Bradley and Carolyn Beaudreau and Daniel and Ross Betti, all of North Adams; two great-grandchildren, Miles and Ellis Hwang of Simsbury, Conn.; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Norman Allard.

The funeral will be held on Friday, March 24, 2006, at 10 a.m. from the Auge-San Soucie-Simmons Funeral Home, 46 North Church St., followed by a liturgy of Christian burial at 11 a.m. in Our Lady of Mercy Church, North Adams.

Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery, North Adams.

Calling hours are Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation through the funeral home.
Published in Bennington Banner on Mar. 23, 2006
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