March 13, 1926 – January 2, 2021
Beatrice Gloria Beckwith Kirk, 94 passed away on January 2, 2021 at Bayview Health Care Center in Waterford.
Beatrice was born on March 13, 1926, to Nellie Beatrice Beckwith and Daniel Beckwith of Groton.
She attended the Mystic Oral School where she met her future husband, Peter Kirk.
Beatrice married Peter on October 4, 1947. Their happy marriage ended too soon when she lost him in death on June 4, 1966.
She will be greatly missed by her four children and their families: Daniel Kirk and his fiancée, Joan Buffa of Monroe, Thomas Kirk of Waterford, Nellie Sisk and her Husband, Stephen of Waterford and Lawrence Kirk of Norwich; her grandchildren; Michelle Pesko and her husband, David, Kirk Sisk and his wife Ruth, Corrine Sisk, Chelsie Kirk, Katelyn Capone and her husband, John, and Daniel Kirk Jr.; her great- grandchildren, Jack and Drew Pesko, Adrianna and Luca Capone and Able Kirk; also by longtime friends, Vicki Anderson and Dawn Kirk.
Beadie is survived by her loving Sister, Ethel (Hon) Beauchamp of Groton. She was predeceased by her four brothers; Russel (Sonny), Dudley (Buddy), William (Billy) and David (Davy/Beck) Beckwith: also her cherished friend of more than 80 years Marion Dahlgren.
Beadie lived in Connecticut for her whole life. She grew up in Groton and moved to New London when she married. Later she lived in Norwich and Waterford.
Beatrice retired from Lawrence and Memorial hospital where she worked in the dietary department. After that, she enjoyed being a nanny for 3 children and spending lots of time with her grandchildren. Beatrice was called Ma by her children and MeMe by her grandchildren. She was a loving and dedicated mother who treasured them all. Her house was always full of their pictures.
As one of Jehovah’s witnesses, Beadie had a fulfilling life. She loved sharing her knowledge of the Bible with others and it brought her Joy to share comfort and hope for the future. She viewed her Relationship with Jehovah God as a precious thing. In her worship to Jehovah, she made many wonderful friends; some of whom supported her with sign language translation.
Beatrice will be remembered for her beautiful smile and laugh. Ever generous, she always thought of others before herself.
Beadie loved all sorts of animals. She was kind to them all; always thinking about how she could feed them. She had many pets thru the years who shared in her love. Beadie enjoyed writing letters to her family and many pen pals. She had beautiful penmanship and often drew little pictures in her letters. She also liked to sew, embroidery, build puzzles, adult coloring and a hot cup of tea.
In her later years, Beadie enjoyed attending the Ross Adult Day Center in Norwich and her life was enriched there. For almost the last three years she lived at Bayview and was content. The family would like to thank everyone at both of these places for their kindness in giving Beatrice such good care, love and dignity.