Rita C. (Beaupre) Bean
ESSEX JUNCTION — Rita Charlotte (Beaupre) Bean, 90, passed away on Oct. 23, 2014 at her home in Essex Junction surrounded by her loving family. She was born in South Burlington on Sept. 15, 1924 daughter of the late Telesphore and Alba (Quevillon) Beaupre.
Rita married Leonard Bean at Holy Family Church on June 6, 1953. They lived in Burlington for a few years, then moved to Pearl Street in Essex Junction where they raised their family. Rita always loved children and in her later years spent many happy hours with the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles and the Christmas holidays.
She is survived by her six children: Michael Bean and wife Donna; Steven Bean and wife Diann; Mary Ann Bean; Jeffrey Bean and wife Nancy; Jane Reny and husband Tim; Christopher Bean; her brother Leo Beaupre and wife Esther; a sister Thelma LaCroix; As well as eight grandchildren: Erin Sweeney and husband Keith; David Bean and wife Trista; Matt Bean and his fiancée Samantha Fried; Evan Bean; Eric Bean and girlfriend Sierra Gaudette; Sarah Stuhr and her husband Josh; Eric Godin; Amy Streeter and her Fiancé Ryan Osgood; And 12 great grandchildren: Kaleb; Trevor; Brody; Reanna; Keegan; Layla; Riley; Kyle; Kellin; Izabella; Nicolas and Makayla; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was also predeceased by her husband Leonard on March 1, 2011 and her brother-in-law Roger LaCroix.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Oct. 27, 2014. Memorial contributions in Rita’s memory may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association, 1110 Prim Road Suite #1, Colchester, VT 05446. The family invites memories and condolences at www.awrfh.com.