Richard J. Beaumont
October 8, 1924 – November 6, 2013
Age 89 of Lake Worth, FL passed away November 6, 2013. Richard was born on October 8, 1924 in Reading, MA to Eli and Katherine Beaumont. He was a combat veteran from WWII and received the Combat Infantry and Bronze Star with the Ninth Infantry Division. He moved south in 1962 and went to work as a mail carrier in the U.S. Post Office and received three Superior Awards. Richard retired in 1985 and worked at the Lake Worth Golf Course for the next 21 years – until age 81. He was a member of the American Legion, Life Member of the VFW, DAV and the Ninth Infantry Division. He quoted that he had “A Lucky Life!!!” Richard is survived by: daughter, Marion Beaumont Beyer (husband, Harold); grandaughter, Dee Dee Scott (husband, Michael); and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by: wife, Cecilia; granddaughters, Melissa Anne Sikes, Andrea Renee Sikes; brother, Robert Beaumont; wife, Doris; sister, Shirley Hayes (husband, Dick). Friends may visit from 4:00 – 6:00pm on Monday, November 11, 2013 at the funeral home. A funeral mass will be held at 10:30am, Tuesday, November 12 at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 6090 Hypoluxo Road, Lake Worth, FL 33463. Interment will follow at Lake Worth Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to: Hospice of Palm Beach County, ATTN: JFK Lauer Unit, 5300 East Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33407. Dorsey-E. Earl Smith Memory Gardens Funeral Home 3041 Kirk Road, Lake Worth, FL www.dorsey-smithmemorygardens.com
- Visitation Monday, November 11, 2013
- Funeral Mass Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Richard J. Beaumont
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November 29, 2013
My father, Dean Ancell, and Dick were best friends. A friendship formed because of WWII. My Dad alongside Dick, was in the Hurtgen Forrest. I had just visited with Dick and he told me of some impending medical problems. He wasn't too concerned about it. Today, I found he was gone. Now, he and my Dad are laughing, sharing old times. Two best friends, reunited. My most sincere condolences to the family. "Beaumont" as my Dad called him, was a deeply respected man in our family.
November 11, 2013
My sincere sympathy to all members of his family. May God comfort you at this time of sorrow.
November 11, 2013
Dick was a good man and a great friend, he will be missed at the monthly retirees breakfast by all that knew him especially by Lisa and Jay. Rest in peace friend.
November 9, 2013
A good man has left us for his Heavenly reward but his memory never will. My first memories of Uncle Dick as a young child were of a quiet, private person who lived with our family in North Reading for quite a while after the war. My father would tell Ricky and I to respect his privacy and not to aggravate him with our childish antics. I did not know, until I was older, that he suffered from what they used to call "Battle Fatigue" now diagnosed as P.T.S.D. He was a fiercely independent man, very self sufficient and was a role model in our family for getting things done by yourself. My father, Aunt Shirley and himself could not of been any closer to each other. They ingrained on us kids how important family is in your lives and that it is really all that you can count on in the end. Rest in eternal peace Uncle Dick. You were loved by many. Robert Beaumont Jr.
November 8, 2013
It is sad day for all us Beaumont's. Dick was the last of the "Greatest Generation". Uncle Dick was very proud of his military service to his country. He went into combat in early September of 1944 as a member of the 9th Infantry Division. He fought through the nightmare of the Hurtgen Forest, one of the bloodiest battles of the war. Most Americans have never heard of the Hurtgen Forest, it was overshadowed by the Battle of the Bulge which began at the end of the Hurtgen Forest campaign. For his heroic actions during the battle for the Hurgen Forest, Uncle Dick was awarded the Bronze Star. I am so proud of my uncle and prouder still that I was named after him. Richard Beaumont