Robert Gardner Beaumont, 34, a life-long resident of Wallingford, passed away unexpectedly due to a medical condition on July 1, 2021 at his family's second home in Little River, South Carolina, with his family by his side. He was born in Meriden, CT, on December 10, 1986, the son of Robert N. and Noma Gardner Beaumont.
Bob had been previously employed by Walgreens in Hartford and New Britain. Bob was an Eagle Scout from Troop 4 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Wallingford, a graduate of Xavier High School, Dean College, and Westfield State College where he received his B.S. magna cum laude in Business Management. He was an avid photographer and rail fan who photographed countless trains from Maine to South Carolina and to the Midwest for his own enjoyment and for publication in various rail fan magazines. To many people, he was known as a human GPS because of his vast knowledge of the road systems of the Northeast United States, which he used to help other rail fans chase and photograph trains. He was intensely interested and exceptionally knowledgeable about politics and government on the local, state and national levels, always being eager to discuss the issues of the day, and the way things ought to be. He was a member of the Wallingford Republican Town Committee, the CCDL, the Connecticut Republican Assembly and other organizations that reflected the values of freedom he so strongly advocated for. To say that he loved his family, town, state and country with great passion would be an understatement.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sisters, Catharine Beaumont of Wallingford and Tamzen Kelly and her husband Walter of North Haven, and was the beloved uncle to Trey, Kieran, Liam, Erin, and Caleb Kelly, all of North Haven. He also leaves his aunt Roberta Spiegel and his cousins to cherish his memory. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Catharine Norton Beaumont and Robert Edell Beaumont, and Regina Grasser Gardner and Jock Clifford Gardner, his aunt and uncle Joan and David Piper and uncles Morgan Mitchell and Edward Spiegel.
His family will receive family and friends at the B.C. Bailey Funeral Home at 273 South Elm Street, Sunday, July 11th from 4:00 PM to 7 PM. There will be a service celebrating Bob's life at B.C. Bailey Funeral Home at 10:00 AM on Monday, July 12th, followed by interment at In Memoriam Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Sequassen Alumni Association c/o Mike Migliore, 134 Woodlawn St., Hamden, CT 06517 or https://sequassenalumni.org/
, or to Xavier High School, Office of Advancement, 181 Randolph Rd., Middletown, CT 06457 or https://www.xavierhighschool.org/
Published by The Record-Journal from Jul. 8 to Jul. 6, 2021.