Wilfred A. Beaudoin

Wilfred A. Beaudoin, 93 of Parkis Ave. died Sun. March 24 at Beaumont Nursing & Rehab. after an illness. He is survived by his wife of 68 years Blanche (Sova) Beaudoin; a son Kenneth and his wife Susan Beaudoin of S. Kingston, RI; 3 daughters Paula B. Richard of Douglas, Donna A. and her husband Richard Scherer of Uxbridge and Linda G. and her husband William DiLuca of Uxbridge; 7 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren; a brother Leo Beaudoin of Uxbridge; and many nephews and nieces. He was brother of the late Henry Beaudoin, Helen Dalbec, and Lucille Christiansen. Born in Uxbridge on Oct. 19, 1919 he was the son of Adelard and Emma (Bartlett) Beaudoin and lived in N. Uxbridge all his life. Mr. Beaudoin worked at VanderZicht Farms in his younger years. During WWII he served in the Mass. State Guard, 20th Co. He then worked for the former Whitin Machine Works in Whitinsville and Draper Co. as a Rigger in Hopedale for many years. Due to his innovative ideas he won the top award in 1961 (a camper and cash) in a Draper Co. contest for suggesting a less expensive method of machining cam-shaft gears. He was eventually promoted to foreman. After retirement Wilfred consulted for Felters Co. in Millbury. Educated at the Good Shepherd School and Worcester Boys Trade he loved hunting, deep sea fishing, boating and camping. He was a longtime member of Good Shepherd Church and provided maintenance to the church in the 1960s. His funeral will be held on Wed. March 27 from Tancrell-Jackman Funeral Home, 35 Snowling Rd. Uxbridge with a Mass at 11 a.m. in the Church of the Good Shepherd, 121 Linwood St. Linwood. Burial will follow in St. Patricks Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home are Wednesday morning March 27 from 8:30 | 10:30 AM. In Lieu of flowers, donations in Wilfreds name may be made to Good Shepherd Church P.O. Box 517 Linwood MA 01525. To leave a condolence message for the family, please visit www.jackmanfuneralhomes.com

Published in Milford Daily News on Mar. 27, 2013