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Roland Joseph Beany

1943-2012 Roland Joseph Beany, 68, of 245 Cheshire Road, Pittsfield, died Monday, November 26, 2012, at his home.

Born in Springfield on December 8, 1943, a son of Leo and Theresa Chartier Beany, he was educated in Springfield schools.

Mr. Beany was last employed as a driver for C.R.T. in Pittsfield for one year. Previously, he was a mechanic at Sears in Pittsfield for many years, and prior to that, was a truck driver for furniture companies in Springfield for years.

He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and visiting Lake George. He also enjoyed spending time with his biker friends at Dunkin Donuts on Dalton Avenue.

Mr. Beany is survived by a son, Roland J. Beany, Jr., of Springfield; a daughter, Lisa M. Poli and her husband, Matthew, of Rensselaer, New York; three brothers, Joseph Beany, Maurice Beany, and Robert Beany, all of Springfield, and a sister, Elizabeth Stone of West Springfield; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild; as well as his former wife, Patricia Wells Beany of Pittsfield; his companion, Karen A. Roberts of Pittsfield; and his best friend, Skip Barnes of Pittsfield.

He was pre-deceased by a sister, Theresa Beany.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Roland Joseph Beany will be held Thursday, November 29, at 1:30 p.m., at DERY FUNERAL HOME with Rev. Peter M. Naranjo, II., Parochial Vicar of Sacred Heart Church, officiating. Calling hours will precede the service beginning at 12:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mr. Beany may be made to HospiceCare in The Berkshires in care of the Funeral Home, 54 Bradford Street, Pittsfield.


Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Nov. 28, 2012
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