Beatrice M. Keefe

May 17, 1925
- December 19, 2005

MILO AND CLAREMONT, NH - Beatrice M. (Daudelin) Keefe, 80, died Dec. 19, 2005, after a courageous battle with lung cancer, at Sullivan County Nursing Home in Claremont, N.H. Bea was born May 17, 1925, in Essex Junction, Vt., the daughter of Alphonse and Ernestine (Rocheleau) Daudelin. Bea grew up in Vermont and eventually met her true love and future husband, Paul. Bea traveled the United States with Paul and worked in many textile factories over the years. They eventually ended up in Maine and New Hampshire and raised six children, while Bea continued to work, nurture her children and be a devoted wife. Bea was a hard worker, a wonderful mother and a loving grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved playing with her children and she loved raising flowers and sewing clothes for her family. She is survived by three sons, Bruce of Reno, Nev., Michael and girlfriend, Ann, Kevin and fiance, Laurie, all of Claremont, N.H.; three daughters, Maureen and her husband, Jack Boffin, of Dover-Foxcroft, Marcia and fiance Charlie, of Claremont, N.H. and Patricia and boyfriend, Joe, of Castle Rock, Wash. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren, Teague, Jordan, Christianson, Nathan, Stephanie, Kristen, Bronson, Cody, Luke, Angel, John, Jenna, Aubrey, Mike, Ellen and Cameron; and five great-grandchildren. Bea is also survived by her sister, Edna Dubois of Summerfield, Fla. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Paul; her parents; her brothers, Harold, Gerald and Gus; and her sisters, Muriel and Doris. A memorial service will be announced in the spring.

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