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John J. Beals

1920 - 2015 CHESHIRE John J. Beals, 95, from Pittsfield, died peacefully Friday, September 18, 2015, at Mt. Greylock Extended Care facility in Pittsfield. Born in Dalton on February 13, 1920, the son of John A. Beals and Clara M (Lorette) Beals, John was a native of Dalton and longtime resident of Pittsfield. In the 40s, John was a foreman at Crane & Co. in Dalton. He then worked for Sawyer Reagan Woolen Mills from 1955 until he took a position at General Electric Transformers division, where he worked for 15 years. He also worked at Byron & Weston in Dalton. After attending barber school in Boston, John opened his own barber shop on Center Street in Adams. He retired in 1987 and stayed active with the Lanesboro Senior Citizens and volunteered his time in his community. In 1995, he drove school bus for Pittsfield Courtesy Bus Co. John was a communicant of the North American Martyrs Chapel in Lanesboro. A real handyman, John loved carpentry and arts & crafts, in addition to fishing and square dancing with his wife, Helen. John is survived by his son, Robert Beals and his wife, Mary Ann, of the Villages in FL, daughters, Sylvia Barosso and her husband, John, of Pittsfield, Sandra Lavigne of Naples, FL and Carole Leavens of North Adams, seven grandchildren, Brenda Burdick of Adams, Lisa Doyle of Boston, MA, Deb Stolarski of Merrimac, MA, John Malloy of Clarksburg, MA, Pam Briggs of Lee, Ann Marie Demary of Pittsfield, Jeff Leavens of North Adams, and 15 great-grandchildren. John was predeceased by his wife, Helen in 2002. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for John J Beals will be held Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 9:30a.m. from the TROTTIER PRINGLE FUNERAL HOME, 6 Summer St., Adams,.burial will be at a later date in Fairview Cemetery in Dalton. Calling hours at the funeral home will be Wednesday from 9 to 11a.m. Donations in his memory can be made to the North American Martyrs Chapel or the in care of the funeral home.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Sept. 22, 2015
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