Richard Beauchemin

April 28, 1944January 30, 2014

Richard “Rick” Beauchemin, 69, of Manchester, CT and Parrish, FL walked into the sunset with sand between his toes on January 31, 2014. The beach was a large part of Rick’s life from childhood vacations in Old Saybrook, CT to exploring lighthouses and taking walks at Siesta Key Beach, FL. He was born in Hartford, CT on April 28, 1944 to the late Helen A. and Emile L. Beauchemin. He married the love of his life, Linda (Calef) Beauchemin, over 45 years ago, on August 17, 1968. Together they enjoyed traveling to Australia, Egypt, Holland, France, England and other exciting places; photographing their life’s adventures along the way. Rick graduated from Hartford Public High School in 1962 and took pride in serving in the Navy from 1962 to 1966. He then went on to graduate from UCONN and worked at Aetna for over 20 years. He explored different careers by attending the Connecticut Culinary Institute which sparked his love for gourmet cuisine. Finally, he fulfilled a lifelong goal of becoming a nurse by graduating from St. Francis School of Nursing in 1992 and working at St. Francis Hospital, Visiting Nurses Association and Metlife. Rick was a reliable and hardworking employee, who delayed retirement because of his passion for his profession. He was also proud of finishing the NYC Marathon in 1986. Rick will be remembered best for his love of spending quality time with his wife, children, grandchildren, the family cats and his blipper (TV remote). He also enjoyed participating in a neighborhood wine club and Aetna men’s club. His spirit will live on in his three daughters, Denise Coleman and husband Scott of Haddam, CT; Diane Beauchemin of Brooklyn, NY and Amy Beauchemin of South Windsor, CT. His love and kindness will always be remembered by his three grandchildren; Andrew, Shane and Jenna. He will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by his siblings, Anne-Marie Calhoun of Palmetto, FL; Michael Beauchemin and his wife Patricia of Nebo, NC; Robert Beauchemin and his wife Karen of West Yarmouth, MA and Susan Perron of Manchester, CT as well as many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors. He was predeceased by brother-in-laws Robert Calhoun and Roger Perron, Sr. and godson Bryan Beauchemin. Rick did not want a typical somber wake and funeral. Instead a Celebration of Life gathering will occur on February 22, 2014 at 10:00 am at Keeney Hall, 200 Main St, Wethersfield, CT. Friends and family are encouraged to stay for lunch at 12:00 pm. He believed that medicine and scientists are discovering miracles every day. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Lung Cancer Research Foundation at


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February 25, 2014

Linda and family,
IMent and I send you all our deepest sympathy. We were quite fond of Rick and were bot affected by his passing. We loved his sense of humor and his intelligence. We hope that he will be by your sides and giving you his love and help.
Eileen and Ment Keus

February 9, 2014

Dear Linda and family, Bill and I were so sorry to hear of Rick's death. He was always such a fun person to be with at our family gatherings. I always enjoyed spending time with him discussing our mutual interest in nursing issues. May the many good memories help you and your family through this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Simone and Bill Calhoun

Jeanne Leide

February 8, 2014

Linda and family, So sorry to hear of Rick's passing. Fond memories of you and the pictures he took. Jeanne&Richard Leide

Annedda Stiller

February 8, 2014

Dear Linda,
I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

Elaine and Richard Snyder

February 7, 2014

Diane and Family. We are so sorry to hear of your Dads passing. Our condolences and sympathy at this difficult time. Hold tight to all of the happy memories of the great times together as a family, those happy times will help you in this time of grieving as you comfort each other.

Mary Glass

February 7, 2014

I had the pleasure of attending nursing school with Rick. He was smart,funny and kind. What I remember most is how lovingly he spoke of his family. At the time he was especially happy to share tales of his grandson Andrew. Know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I know that my life was brightened by having Rick's path cross mine.

Jane Holleran

February 7, 2014

Linda and family, Rick was my first boss at Aetna, a good man, friend and mentor. He spoke often about his girls, the twins, his French ethnicity, and 'Linda', the love of his life. My prayers are with you at this difficult time,

February 7, 2014

My deepest condolences to the entire family. I had the privilege of knowing Rick Beauchemin for 20 years. That was about the time Diane and I became friends, co workers, roommates and travel partners. In the process, I was able to get to know the whole family pretty well. Every time Rick came to NYC for a visit, I was able to tag along. Rick enjoyed great food, broadway shows, the city sights and the Yankees. I'm glad I was included and had the opportunity to share laughs and good times. The Beauchemin's are like my second family always sharing special events like my wedding and various things throughout the years. They've given great advice throughout the years and especially when my mom was sick. Thank you Rick for sharing yourself with a friend of Diane's. May you rest in peace.
Love, Holly Rousseau and Family

February 7, 2014

I am sorry for your loss. I remember your husband as a kind man who taught my husband how to take wedding pictures for our family. He was so gifted in photography and so giving in sharing his expertise with others.
Sincerely, Patricia Brown (Mrs. William J.)

February 6, 2014

Sue and family. I'm deeply sorry for the loss of your brother. You are in my prayers.
Shelia (Plunkett) Thompson