Beatrice T. King

August 29, 1944October 17, 2018

Beatrice (Cookie) T. King, 74, of Keene, NH and formerly of Gilsum, NH and Middletown, CT, passed away suddenly on October 17, 2018 surrounded by her loved ones at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH.

She was born on August 29, 1944 in Plymouth, NH to her mother, Romona Wescott Audet and her father Philip Audet. She was raised in Gilsum, NH and later spent most of her adult life in Middletown, CT returning to Keene in her retirement years.

Beatrice will always be remembered as a wonderful friend, a truly generous person and a wonderful baker. She loved sharing her delicious holiday cookies with all. Her family will especially remember her superb apple pie. She was also a caring and giving neighbor. She especially loved the beach and was very spiritual.

Bea was a popular and accomplished hairdresser for over 50 years, and was the owner of two styling salons for many years. She attended the New England School of Hairdressing and was a participant and attendee of many hairdressing shows locally and in New York City to keep her skills current.

She is survived by her loving husband, Roy King, of Keene, her daughter Theresa Tine Benedetto and her husband Doug Benedetto of Wethersfield , CT, and her son Duane Tine and his wife Wendy Tine of Lexington South Carolina, formerly of East Hampton, CT. She was also a very proud grandmother to Marissa Benedetto and Austin Benedetto of Wethersfield, CT and Bryden Tine of Lexington, SC and the loving step-grandmother to Carla Segda, the late Robert Segda, and step-great grandmother to Giovanni Mountcastle.

She is also survived by her sisters Virginia Dutton, Lorraine Purdy, Kaye Pierson, Faye Sherrick and Carolyn Bosely and brother Raymond Audet all of Keene, NH. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. She is predeceased by her brothers, Lyle Audet, Armand Audet and Harold Audet.

Family and friends are invited to call at the Fletcher Funeral Home, Marlboro Street, Keene, NH between the hours of 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm on Friday evening, October 19, 2018.


  • Visitation Friday, October 19, 2018

Beatrice T. King

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Michelle Bourque

October 21, 2018

To Roy and all cousin Cookie’s family:
I don’t have memories of her because I was so young when my sister Louise and I stayed at the family home in Gilsum for one summer.
Nonetheless, I always heard of her from the Audet aunts and uncles and older cousins. She was well loved and cared about. When uncle Raymond was in the nursing home, she would send cards to him on behalf of the family and always had a kind word for him.
It’s always so hard to send someone to heaven because we will miss them being where we can hold them physically. Now she’s being held in your heart and God’s arms.
I’m so sorry for your loss and the hurt you are feeling,
Please accept my condolences for all of you.
From our hearts in Maine to yours.
Love, Michelle

Johanna Kerr

October 20, 2018

I'm so sorry to hear about Bea (Cookie). I got to know her from Clinton where she and my cousin Joanne Inferrera had time shares and were very dear friends. I pray they're both together in Heaven and in peace. Extending my deepest sympathy and prayers to all who knew and loved Cookie.
Johanna (Turro) Kerr
Middletown, CT