Arthur J. Beauchamp

September 9, 2008

Arthur J. Beauchamp

ARTHUR J. BEAUCHAMP – age 65, passed away comfortably at his home in Pittsburg, New Hampshire on Tuesday, September 9th. Beloved son of the late Arthur H. and Katherine T. (Donahue) Beauchamp. Devoted brother of Joan M. Beauchamp of Woburn, Regina C. Eriksen and her husband Roger of Haverhill, Joseph T. Beauchamp of Derry, NH and Paul W. Beauchamp and his wife Janice of Deerfield, NH. Arthur also leaves his dear longtime companion, Virginia Brown of Pittsburg, NH, and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Tuesday, September 16th at 9:15 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Calling hours Monday 4-8 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Saturday, September 20th at 1 p.m. at Lake Cemetery in Pittsburg, NH. Donations may be made in Arthur’s memory to Mass. Lions Eye Research, PO Box 6050, New Bedford, MA 02742, or to the Shriner’s Burn Institute, 51 Blossom Street, Boston, MA 02114.

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OBITUARY:

Arthur J. Beauchamp of Pittsburg, New Hampshire, a native of Woburn and former deputy superintendent of Woburn’s Public Works Department, passed away comfortably at his home in New Hampshire on Tuesday, September 9th. He was sixty-five years of age.

Born and raised in Woburn, Arthur was the son of the late Arthur H. and Katherine T. (Donahue) Beauchamp. He was a graduate of Woburn High School, and was instrumental in starting A.H. Beauchamp and Son Disposal Company in conjunction with his late father. He was appointed Deputy Superintendent for Woburn Public Works Department, a position he held until his retirement thirteen years ago.

He was longtime member of Woburn Council 77 Knights of Columbus and served as Past Grand Knight in 1981-1982. He also held membership in the Woburn Lodge of Elks and the Kiwanis Club of Woburn.

Arthur took wonderful care of his mother and was devoted to his family and community. A sensitive and humble man, he was always the first to lend a helping hand and never talked about his many acts of kindness to others.

Arthur always enjoyed hunting and fishing in the lakes of northern New Hampshire, and after his retirement took up residence in Pittsburg, New Hampshire. He worked part-time with the recreation and cemetery departments there. He became involved in the community and was a wonderful neighbor and friend, often driving others to doctor’s appointments, offering assistance to those who were sick, and even went food shopping for homebound friends. He truly enjoyed the North Woods lifestyle, taking every opportunity to walk through the woods, watching for animals, or to fish in a local stream. Along with his longtime companion, Virginia Brown of Pittsburg, Arthur enjoyed attending community events and dances. He maintained his strong connections with his family and friends in the Woburn area and southern New Hampshire, frequently traveling south for visits.

Surviving are two sisters, Joan M. Beauchamp of Woburn and Regina C. Eriksen and her husband Roger of Haverhill, two brothers, Joseph T. Beauchamp of Derry, New Hampshire and Paul W. Beauchamp and his wife Janice of Deerfield, New Hampshire, and numerous nieces and nephews. Arthur also leaves his dear longtime companion, Virginia Brown of Pittsburg, NH.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Tuesday, September 16th, at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10.

Calling hours at the funeral home will be on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service for interment of his ashes on Saturday, September 20th at 1 p.m. at Lake Cemetery in Pittsburg, NH.

Donations may be made in Arthur’s memory to Mass. Lions Eye Research, PO Box 6050, New Bedford, MA 02742, or to the Shriner’s Burn Institute, 51 Blossom Street, Boston, MA 02114.

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  1. We were shocked and deeply saddened to learn of Arthur’s passing. He was such a good, dear friend and caretaker to us. He shall be sorely missed. So sorry for your loss. You will remain in our thoughts and prayers.
    Warm regards,
    Dimity & Steve Cooper
    Hudson, MA & Pittsburg, NH

  2. DEAR JOAN AND FAMILY, WE WERE SO SORRY TO HEAR OF ARTHUR’S PASSING. HE WAS A TRUE GENTLEMAN AND A FRIEND. I REMEMBER WHEN WE WERE GOING UP TO PITTSBURG TO GO SNOWMOBILING AND WE BROUGHT HIM HIS MAXWELL COFFEE AND THE WOBURN TIMES WITH YOUR MOTHERS PICTURE IN IT AT THE SENIOR CENTER, HE WAS SO THANKFUL. WE ENJOYED MANY A GOOD WEEKEND AT THE BUCK RUB PUB AND THE WANDA INN. PLEASE KNOW THAT YOU ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ALONG WITH MOTHER AND ARTHUR. NANCY(O’CONNOR)&VIC MONDELLO

  3. Dear Joan,
    I was so saddened to hear of Arthur’s passing.I want to express my deepest sympathy to you and your family. I’m sure he’s up there now with your Mum.
    She will take over from here and together they will watch over you and guide you.

    Sincerely,
    Emanuela

  4. Mr.B.
    You were such a dear, sweet friend. I’m really going to miss all of the times we sharred our “cocktails”. Now you can spend all of your time with “the boys”. Love and miss you. RIP
    Kris

  5. So sorry to read of Artie’s death in the paper. We had more fun in the 60’s! My sister Susan and he are probably talking about those good times right now. We know only to well the sadness you are feeling now. Our thoughts are with you.

    Judy(Yore)and Russ Fleming

  6. So sorry to hear of Arthur’s passing. He came up to Nova Scotia on a few occasions to hunt and we visited him numerous times in Woburn. Hard to believe he is gone, but for sure he is with all of his past hunting buddies having a grand ole time. Deepest condolences to the family and friends.

    Frank and Carolyn McNeil
    Crowes Mills, Nova Scotia,Canada

  7. Arthur’s Family & Friends, Sorry we never had the chance for a final luncheon but will make it up sometime. Art was a good friend and companion for a lot of years and I along with many others will miss him. Bob/Anne/Andrew Simonds

  8. Your finally gone to the big hunting grounds in the sky ole buddy. It was a pleasure knowing you and counting you among my friends.

    Your Friend and Hunting Pal
    Barry Mellish
    Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada

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