FRANCIS G. BEAULIEU - SHELDON SPRINGS - Francis G. Beaulieu, a longtime area resident, passed away early Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, in the Northwestern Medical Center, with his family at his side. Francis was 79 years old. Born in Anson, Maine, on Sept. 9, 1933, he was the son of the late Alphonse and Josephine (Coro) Beaulieu. On May 5, 1956, in Madison, Maine, he married Rose-Marie Marcue, who survives him. Francis graduated from high school and the University of Maine, and enlisted in the United States Army
, serving as a cook during the Korean War
. He then moved to Sheldon and served as an engineer at the former Sheldon Pulp Mill and later with Boise Cascade. He was a life member of Robert E. Glidden Post #758, Veterans of Foreign Wars
, a member of Sheldon Post #88, American Legion, and a former member of the Enosburg Sportsman Club and National Rifle Association. He enjoyed being outdoors, especially hunting, fishing, and during the spring of the year, his maple sugaring operation at his wood lot in Montgomery. He also enjoyed a good game of cribbage. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, RoseMarie of St. Albans; their children, Tarnya Jacobs and husband, Dan, of Fairfield, and Ardelle Bessette and husband, Michael, of Sheldon Springs; grandchildren, Rocky and Joshua Martin, Travis Minckler, Courtney and Shannon Bessette, and Nicholas Jacobs; siblings, Blanche Elias, Bertha St. Peter and husband, Edward, Earl Beaulieu and companion, Maryse, and Pearl Cook and husband, Richard; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Francis was predeceased by a son, Darryl Francis Beaulieu on Aug. 30, 1995; brother, Leo Beaulieu; sister, Lillian Coumo; nephew, Brett Beaulieu; and mother-in-law, Rosa Marcue. Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of Francis' family, with interment in St. Anthony's Cemetery in Sheldon Springs. Private messages of condolence are welcome at www.healdfuneralhome.com
. His family asks that memorial contributions in his name be made to the Vermont
, 55 Day Lane, Williston, VT 05495.