Robert R. “Beau” Beauchesne Sr.
LEWISTON -- Robert R. “Beau” Beauchesne Sr., 70, son of Fernand and Alice Dower Beauchesne, and loving husband of Georgette Arsenault Beauchesne passed away on August 12, 2013 at the Central Maine Medical Center with his family by his side.
He was born in Rumford on December 8, 1942. After graduating from Stephen’s High School in 1962, he enlisted in the Air Force and served until 1966. On November 23, 1963 he married his best friend and love of his life, Georgette Arsenault Beauchesne. This coming November they would have celebrated their 50th anniversary.
Beau was a hard worker all his life. He began his work career working with his dad as a painter. After discharging from the Air Force, he began his 32 year employment at Boise Cascade where worked in security. During this time, he worked for Grave’s Furniture, was on the mill fire brigade, and served for many years on the Mexico Volunteer Fire Department. His retirement from MEAD in March of 1998 was short lived. He worked for SAD #43 and as a funeral attendant at SG Thibault Funeral Home. He then worked for 13 years for Crown Chemical and retired again February of 2013.
He was a communicant of the Parish of the Holy Savior, a member of the American Legion, and a former member of the Knights of Columbus.
“Beau” enjoyed hunting with his sons and hunting buddies, following his grandchildren’s activities and camping on the Maine coast. Other hobbies included wood working, rooting for the Red Sox and Patriots, and playing cribbage.
He was dearly loved by his wife Georgette of Mexico; children Karen Phelps and spouse Michael, Robert Beauchesne Jr. and spouse Kelly, Kelley Fraser and her partner Bob Lausier, and Michael Beauchesne and his spouse Pam; grandchildren Andrew and
Tucker Phelps, Jacob Beauchesne, Emily and Bailey Fraser, Michaela Beauchesne, Nathan Dayon, Ryan Dayon and his wife Sara, and Kristi and McKenzie Bennett; his siblings Lydia Mason, Fern Gallant, Daniel Beauchesne, Mary Gallant, Thomas Beauchesne and Patricia Lavorgna and their families; his Aunt Bunny Drapeau and her husband Fred; sister-in-law Jeannette Derouche; and all those who called him “Uncle Beau”.
He was predeceased by his parents and baby brother Richard.
The family would like to thank Dr. Aniel, Dr. DeLuca and their staff, the staff at Rumford Hospital, ICU staff at CMMC hospital, Dr. Kim, the Palliative Care Team and Fr. Paul Dumais.