Betty Ann (Callahan)
Ann (Callahan) Beaulier, 90, wife of Albert J. Beaulier of Eastern Avenue,
Essex, died Sunday January 12, 2020 at Care One at Essex Park in Beverly
following her long illness.
Born on September 27, 1929 in Ipswich, she was
the daughter of the late Arthur and Blanche (Calllahan) Melvin. Betty had
a wonderful life with her husband. They married on November 1, 1945, Betty
being sixteen and Al being eighteen. Shortly thereafter, Al and Betty
purchased a house in Essex, where they raised their family. They enjoyed
many of their days and nights on the Essex River, taking their children
and grandchildren camping, water skiing, fishing, clamming and joyriding.
Betty and Al enjoyed traveling to places such as Belize, Las Vegas and the
Caribbean. In their retirement years, they enjoyed the warmth of the
Florida sunshine during the winter months. Betty and Al dined out
frequently, often with friends and family, and were well known and loved
by the employees, who often would go out of their way to say hello and
offer her hugs and kisses.
Betty always put her family first. She prided
herself on cooking and baking for her family and friends. She was a ray of
sunshine to all who had the pleasure of crossing her path. Betty always
had a smile on her face and a kind word for all. A sweet, kind, loving and
compassionate woman, she always saw the good in everyone. People felt her
loving warmth and were drawn to her like a magnet. Betty enjoyed the
simple things in life such as red cardinals, flea markets and an
occasional vodka and tonic. She was always the life of the party; Betty
would laugh and delight in the company of her friends and loved ones, and
they in hers. As a girl, Betty took tap dancing lessons, and her love of
dance followed her throughout her entire life, always taking advantage of
an opportunity to cut a rug. She had a remarkable sense of humor, and
never shied away from having a good laugh at herself. To those who knew
her, she was a source of never ending love and acceptance. Her light will
not be diminished.
In addition to her beloved husband of
seventy-four years, she also leaves her daughter Ann and husband James
Albertson, granddaughter Michelle and husband Darrell Gonyea, grandson
Brian Albertson and wife Nancy and great grandson Jericho. Betty was
predecessor by her son Robert Beaulier, formerly of Wenham, her sister
Doris, grandson Richard Beaulier and granddaughter Heather Albertson.
In Betty’s wallet, she always carried a clipping
of a poem called “Silent Tears” by Pearl Kell, which perfectly captures
we could only see the teardrop
That never meets the eye
But stay within the heart
And nourish on each sigh,
We would be kinder in this life
And greet each friend with cheer
And always use a helping hand
To aid each silent tear!
Private funeral arrangements are under the
direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich.
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