Rev. Dr. William P. Beddie

Newmarket, New Hampshire

Jan 2, 1940 – Jun 10, 2018


January 2, 1940
June 10, 2018
Newmarket, New Hampshire
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NEWFIELDS - Rev. Dr. William P. "Pastor Bill" Beddie, 78, died peacefully on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Evolve at Rye. Born January 2, 1940 in Burlington, Vt., he was the son of William and Louise (Barbin) Beddie.

Having served four years in the US Navy, he went on to get a Bachelors in Business from Franklin Pierce University. He then obtained a Master of Divinity at Boston University and a PH.D at International Seminary in Florida. This was the foundation to becoming the Pastor of Newfields Community Church, United Methodist Church in Hillsborough, Munsonville Church in Nelson, Peoples United Methodist Church in South Portland, Maine and Trinity United Methodist Church in Seabrook.

He enjoyed golfing, traveling, gardening, camping, playing cards and doing puzzles.

Predeceased by his wife of 26 years, Loretta Jean Beddie who died in 1988 and his brother, Richard Beddie.

Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Cynthia (Johnson) Beddie of Newfields; his children, William Beddie and his wife Meredith of Chester, Laura Bilodeau and her husband Joseph of Eliot, Maine, Ginny Foss of Stratham, Kenneth Peterson and his wife Donna of Exeter; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; his brother, Phillip Beddie and his wife Patty of Worcester, Mass.; his sister, Louise Petersen and her husband Timothy of Lewiston, Maine; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

SERVICES: Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, June 14, from 5-8 p.m. at Kent & Pelczar Funeral Home, 77 Exeter Rd., (Route 108), Newmarket. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, June 15, at 11 a.m., at the Newmarket Community Church, 137 Main St., Newmarket, with Rev. Patty Marsden officiating. Burial will follow in Newfields Cemetery, Route 108, Newfields.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Newmarket Community Church or a Charity of your choice. Visit www.kentandpelczarfh.com to sign an online guestbook.

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I worked with Loretta and I remember how wonderfully caring and loving Dr. Beddie was with her in her illness. I am sorry for your lose.

Bill, you came into my life at the right time! You helped me along with the rest of the church heal, grow, love, support one another. Your love of the lord was felt by all of us. You were my BOSS, friend and pastor. I will cherish all the memories I have of you. Have fun golfing with my dad. Cynthia, you are a wonderful, loving person. So glad you are a part of our lives also. Sending prayers and love to you and the rest of the family.
God Bless you !!

Cynthia my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You and Pastor Bill had a significant impact on my life. He was a huge support while growing up in the Hillsboro United Methodist Church. His faith, giving nature, and love of life spread where ever he went. He also was able to give powerful messages from the lord that I still remember to this day. He helped to shape who I am and I am always very thankful for that. I know I will meet him again in heaven....God...

Dear Cynthia, I am one of the retired pastors of the old New Hampshire Conference and remember Bill with love and gratitude for his caring and wise spirit that infused his ministry. He will be missed, especially in Newfields. Blessings and Peace to you and yours. Frank Gulinello, Jr.

Really sad to hear of Bill's passing. Cynthia, and to all of Bill's family...my heart is with you all. He had a special place in my heart, and was there for me and my daughter during an extremely hard time. Lots of love.

Cynthia, I am so sorry to hear of Bill's passing! So many memories come to mind, Korea and Hawaii were great times! Take care of yourself and thank you for taking hgood care of Bill! Rest well now my friend safe and secure in His arms!

Cynthia and family, our hearts and prayers are with you. We all loved and cherished Bill's joy for life, song, faith and community...and his laughter.

We send our condolences to the Beddie Family. Bill always seemed ready with a smile and Good News.

Cynthia, I am saddened to learn of Bill's passing. He was a gift to all who knew him and my dear colleague during the Hillsboro years. I pray comfort for you and trust he has been received as the truly faithful servant he was.