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Betty  Ann (Callahan) Beaulier



Betty  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 Betty’s spirit:
If 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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