Benjamin G. Beaudry of South Yarmouth passed away peacefully on July 13 at his home, surrounded by family members.
Ben was born in Greenfield, Massachusetts in 1921. He is survived by three children, Michele Mortensen of Charleston, SC, Brian Beaudry of Tierra Verde, FL, and Lisa Beaudry of Hampton, NH, plus four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and his loving companion, Barbara Morrison of South Yarmouth. He was predeceased by his son Benjamin Brett “Duke” Beaudry in 1972, and by his wife of 59 years, Audrey Powers Beaudry in 2006.
Ben was a 1941 graduate of Reading High School and attended Northfield Mount Herman Prep School, where he was a standout defenseman and co-captain of the hockey team.
Ben’s career included 18 years at Polaroid Corporation in Cambridge, where he was a Senior Technical Specialist, retiring in 1982.
He was an avid boater and fisherman, and enjoyed boating on the Ipswich River while living in Reading. In 1972 he and Audrey moved to South Yarmouth, where he enjoyed golf, fishing, boating, and wine making into his 90’s. He was a long time member of the Bass River and Bayberry Hills Golf Courses, playing hundreds of rounds, including shooting a hole-in-one at the 7th hole at Bass River. He was also a frequent and well-regarded league candlepin bowler, where he made and impressed many friends. At the age of 88, he sailed a 22 foot sailboat to Nantucket and back with son Brian and daughter Lisa.
He will be remembered by his many loving family members and the numerous friends he made over the years. A gathering of friends and relatives will be held at Forest Glen Cemetery, Forest Glen Road, Reading MA 01867 for a remembrance and celebration on Thursday, July 16 at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers, donations in Benjamin’s name may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or Cape Abilities (www.capeabilities.org).