The Fortin Group

70 Horton Street, Lewiston, ME


Linda Beal

June 15, 1951May 31, 2019

Linda Bailey Beal, 67, passed away peacefully and unexpectedly on May 31, 2019 with her family by her side.

Linda was one of four children and she was born on June 15, 1951 in Keene, N.H. She was the loving daughter of Barbara Osgood Bailey and Guy Bailey Jr. The family moved to Lisbon Falls in 1967 where she graduated from Lisbon High School in the class of 1969. Linda was the most amazing, loving mother to her three beautiful children of whom she was so very proud of. She went on to meet the love of her life and best friend Elwood Beal Jr. and was married on April 7, 1987. The two have been inseparable ever since.

Linda was a devoted and dedicated wife, mother, Grammy, Great Grammy and a proud, exceptional homemaker. She has been a selfless caretaker for not only her family in need but for others as well, her entire life. Family was absolutely everything to her as she was to them. Linda will be most fondly remembered for the amazing home cooked meals and yummy desserts she so lovingly prepared. She made every day and everyone feel special. Birthdays and holidays especially stood out because she was adamant that every one of us, regardless of age, would get our favorite meal cooked and the birthday song sang to us together as a family. She enjoyed socializing with her friends at the Lisbon Falls Slovak Club and long rides in her convertible with Elwood by her side.

She also loved spending time at her brother’s camp in Grand Lake Stream, Maine as well as gardening, fun apps on her phone, and crossword puzzles. Linda was also well known for her creation of beautiful stained-glass art pieces.

Left to cherish her memory is her true love, husband and best friend; Elwood Beal of Lisbon Falls, sons; Jeffrey Beganny of Auburn, and Bill Beganny and Wife Sabrina of Litchfield, daughter; Jennifer Beganny and lifelong companion, Jaime Getchell of Lisbon, siblings; Kenneth Bailey of Grand Lake Stream, Maine, Robert Bailey and his wife Tammy of South Royalton VT., and Peg Burke of Calais, her beautiful grandchildren and lights of her life; Brooke Beganny, Lauren Beganny, Kyra Sylvain, Amara Beganny, Brody Beganny, Aleeya Getchell and Corbin Beganny, one great grandchild; Delilah Dery and many nieces and nephews that loved her very much. She will be forever in our hearts and greatly missed.


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Jeff Beganny

June 6, 2019

I love you Mom! You were the best mom and my biggest supporter. You will be sadly missed and greatly loved and cherished always.


June 4, 2019

Simply put... you always found a way to make me smile... you were such a warm and loving individual with such a beautiful soul..... and yes a fantastic pie maker even though you tried many times to teach your homemade crust recipes it never came out as good as yours..... day or night you were always there good times, and yes bad times.... and even silly ones too or just drinking coffee on late plow nights watching a movie ... I will always be thankful for having you in my life I love you my dear sweet friend.... Always

Jen Beganny

June 4, 2019

Mary Morin (Koval)

June 1, 2019

My sympathy to Buttons, Jeff, Billy, Jenny and their family's. Linda will always have a special place in my heart. Her love, kindness and compassion was a gift she shared with many of us. May your memories comfort you all during this very difficult time.
Much Love, Mary