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Thomas F. Beals


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Thomas F. Beals Obituary
Westminster, VT - Thomas Frank Beals passed away on February 2 at the Union Nursing Home in Glover, Vermont. He had been ill for several years.

Born on May 4, 1947, he was the first son of Waldo and Frances Beals of Saxtons River, Vermont. Mr. Beals graduated from Bellows Falls High School in 1966. He attended Alpena College in Alpena, Michigan. After college he returned home to Saxtons River. He was a member of the Saxtons River Volunteer Fire Department. He became president of the Saxtons River Order of Odd Fellows, and later was elected the Vermont State President of the International Order Of Odd Fellows.

Mr. Beals enjoyed walking, fishing, and researching the Civil War, collecting rifles and other historical memorabilia. He was employed by the U. S. Postal Service and retired in 2001. He married Myra Ashcroft in 1987.

He is survived by his sister, Kathryn A. Beals of Lincolnville, Maine. Also, by his brother Andrew M. Beals and family of Newport, Vermont. Also, his cousins Robert E. Patch and family of North Carolina, and Gerald C. Patch and family of Springfield, Vermont. He was predeceased by his parents.

SERVICES: A memorial service will be held at 1 PM on May 6 at the Fenton and Hennessey Funeral Home in Bellows Falls, Vermont. His ashes will be spread on Mt. Katahdin in Maine.

In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the Friends Of Baxter State Park, P. 0. Box 322, Belfast, Maine 04915.
Published in Brattleboro Reformer on May 2, 2017
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