Albert L. Beswick (1934 - 2014)

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SHUTESBURY - Albert L. Beswick, 80, died Saturday, July 5, 2014, at Cooley Dickinson Hospital.

Born May 17, 1934, in Albany, New York, he was the son of the late Albert E. and Mary (Reoux) Beswick. Albert was raised in Glens Falls, New York and graduated valedictorian from Glens Falls High School in 1952. He attended Yale, where he was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society and graduated summa cum laude in 1956. He then attended and graduated from Harvard Law School in 1959. July 18, 1959, he married his wife of nearly 55 years, Nancy L. Dexter.

Albert was the assistant attorney general for the state of New York from 1959 to 1962. He worked for Nixon, Hargraves, Devans & Doyle Law Firm from 1962 to 1968, Senior Counsel for I.T.T. from 1968 to 1993 and was the bar advocate for Franklin County from 1994 to 2000. Albert also served on the Shutesbury Finance Committee and the Shutesbury School Committee.

He enjoyed reading, especially history, doing crossword puzzles, watching and correcting Jeopardy, listening to music and he loved animals. He spoke and read several languages and played piano, clarinet and viola. His clever, dry sense of humor, fond heart and compassion will be missed.

Albert is survived by his wife Nancy Beswick, three children, Joanne Lynn Beswick, Michael Thomas Beswick and David Gregory Beswick and nine grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his daughter Katherine Anne Beswick in 2011.

All services are private. Obituary and memorial register at

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Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on July 9, 2014
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