Joseph E. Beliveau
July 12, 1938 – June 28, 2018
Joseph E. Beliveau passed suddenly on June 28 with his loving wife and best friend Judith by his side. He was born July 12, 1938 in Dover, NJ, the eldest of four born to Emile and Jane Beliveau. He grew up in Rockaway, NJ and graduated from Morris Hills High School, Class of 1956. He attended and graduated from Montclair State College where he met Judy. Joe and Judy raised their family in Spring Lake Heights. They enjoyed spending time relaxing through the seasons at The Cabin that they designed and built together in Jefferson, NH. Casual clothing was his favorite attire.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Judith Beliveau and sons, Scott and wife Kathryn Beliveau, Brett and wife Susanne Beliveau of Laconia, NH, Chris Beliveau and Heather Ferguson of Dover, NH, and four grandchildren, Michael, James and wife Jessica, Katharina, and Benjamin Beliveau. He is also survived by brothers, Jan Beliveau of Sparta, NJ, Michel Beliveau of Newton, NJ, and sister, Jacqueline Roskie of Long Valley. Joe was a dedicated, loving family man through and through.
Joe was a lifelong educator, beginning in Industrial Arts. He worked passionately and created many innovative programs for students of diverse needs. He retired as a Special Education Administrator after 40+ years in the Union NJ School District. He participated in a People to People educational exchange trip to China. Joe also taught Automotive Mechanic classes at Brookdale Community College at night and on weekends for 10 years. Even in retirement, he demonstrated his continued commitment to education as he championed fire safety education in the Spring Lake Heights School.
Joe was a generous and giving person, donating his time with many organizations. He enjoyed woodworking and carpentry and donated his talents to help Habitat for Humanity in both New Jersey and New Hampshire, the Jersey Shore Arts Center in Ocean Grove. In New Hampshire, he volunteered his talents at Weeks State Park, the Weathervane Theater and the Jefferson Historical Society. Joe served in the National Guard. He was a member of the Spring Lake Heights Volunteer Fire Department for more than 50 years, during which he served as firefighter, Fire Police, Treasurer, and Fire Inspector for the town and thoroughly enjoyed cooking for the men. He was also a member of the Jefferson Volunteer Fire Department. Joe was trustee at St. Andrews Church in Spring Lake and St. Johns Church in Jefferson, NH.
Services will be held at St. Andrews United Methodist Church in Spring Lake, NJ on Saturday, July 14, 2018th at 11:00 AM. The service will be followed by a time of fellowship in Wesley Hall at the church. In addition, at a later date, there will be a service held in Jefferson, NH. Neary-Quinn Funeral Home, 39 South St. Manasquan, NJ is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to St. Andrews United Methodist Church, 907 4th Ave, Spring Lake, NJ 07762 or St. Johns United Methodist Church, 5 Black Velvet Rd, Jefferson, NH 03583.
- Memorial Service Saturday, July 14, 2018
Joseph E. Beliveau
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July 6, 2018
Judy and family, we are so sorry to hear of Joe's passing. My apologies for taking this long to reach out to you folks. Joe was a good community person. I was certainly glad to have had him on our fire department, and honored to have known him. He was always there to help us in any way he could, regardless of what it was we were doing. I really enjoyed the sit down times we had and just talked, we would talk about what was going on down home, and compare notes. He will be missed here at the firehouse. Please let me know if there is anything we can do for you. Rest easy Joe and thank you.
Roberta O'Neill Clayton
July 3, 2018
Judy and sons, I remember all of you coming into the deli across from Spring Lake Manor. Boys were real little and you could see what a family man Joe was. He was also bigger than life and was very caring and friendly
Remember him also from the firehouse and working Firemen Fair. He will be missed by many. God be with all of you at this time