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Beigbeder, Louis H.

Louis Henri Beigbeder, a local attorney, and former FBI agent, died Thursday, January 5, 2012 at his daughter’s home in Plymouth.  He was 97. Lou was born March 2, 1914 in Boston, Massachusetts, one of the five children of French immigrants Paul and Louise (LaVastie) Beigbeder.  He graduated from Boston English High School and earned his Bachelor’s, Master’s and Juris Doctorate degrees from Northeastern University in Boston.   Following an exemplary 21 year career as a special agent in the FBI, Mr. Beigbeder opened his own law practice in Norwood where he practiced until his retirement at the age of 90.   For several years Louis also served as a Special Master in the Superior Court in Dedham.  He was a longtime member and Moderator of the Islington Community Church in Westwood, and in later years a faithful member of the Longboat Island Chapel in Florida.  Mr. Beigbeder was also active in Constellation Lodge, AF & AM of Dedham, Mahded Grotto, the Westwood Rotary Club, and served on numerous boards and committees in both Massachusetts and Florida.  Louis was the loving husband of the late Jean E. (Riddell) Beigbeder and the late June (Peterson) Beigbeder.  He was the dear father of the late Peter R. Beigbeder and the brother of the late Alfred Beigbeder, the late Edgar Beigbeder, the late Marguerite Guy and the late Marie Hemmann.  Lous is survived by two daughters, Mianne Edwards, and her husband John, and Lynnette Lancaster, and her husband Richard; two sons, Stephen Beigbeder, and his wife Christine, and John Beigbeder, and Barbara Leitstein;  and his daughter-in-law Beverly (Mrs Peter) Beigbeder.  “Poppa” is also survived by his eight grandchildren, Laurie Lohse, Julie Corda, Amy Hartin, Molly Lancaster, Jessica Beigbeder, Paul Beigbeder, Sarah Petty, and Tom Beigbeder; and his seven great grandchildren, Kathrine and Ethan Lohse, Jason and Matthew Corda, Olivia and Isabelle Hartin, and Caleb Beigbeder.  Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, January 10th from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Folsom Funeral Home, 649 High Street, Westwood. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral Wednesday at 11 AM at the Islington Community Center (the former Islington Community Church), corner of Washington Street (Route 1A) and East Streets, Westwood.  Interment will be private.  In lieu of flowers donations to the Cranberry Hospice, 36 Cordage Park Circle, Suite 326, Plymouth, MA 02360 would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Denise Beigbeder
    January 7th, 2012 | 10:03 pm

    What a great photo! That’s the Louie we’ve known and loved…always our favorite uncle, never without a smile and a great story, and in our hearts forever.

  2. Brenda T. Lehman
    January 7th, 2012 | 10:54 pm

    Chuck & I still smile , remembering the nice boat ride we gave Lou, June & Jess one Summer on the Vineyard. He always enjoyed an adventure.He was an interesting man …and lived a very full life. Rest in peace, Lou.
    Sincerely, Brenda & Chuch Lehman ,Vineyard Haven,MA

  3. jessica beigbeder
    January 8th, 2012 | 12:45 am

    I love this picture!! Poppa will never be forgotten!! You will be in my memory forever!! I love and miss you so much!!! RIP you deserve to rest easy now. You led a full life,full of love and laughs!!

  4. George H. Howard
    January 8th, 2012 | 11:08 am

    Louis, was a mentor and blessed many people with his friendship and fortunately for me, I was one of those lucky people. He promised me that he would live to be 106. Darn him! That wouldn’t have been long enough to have the pleasure of his esteemed company. I will miss him more than words can say.

  5. Rose Marie Tucker
    January 8th, 2012 | 9:41 pm

    I love the photo of your Dad. He truly not only had a long life but lived life to its fullest. May precious memories comfort you and your family in the days ahead.

  6. Carol Giemza-Huff
    January 8th, 2012 | 9:59 pm

    Dear Moon and Family, Merci pour la danse la de Saint-Valentin. Vous avez servi notre bien cunrty. Dieu Benisse, Au Revoir – Louis Henri

  7. MiMi Horwitz
    January 9th, 2012 | 7:00 am

    Dear Lynnette,
    My sincere sympathy to you and family. Your dad was a genuine gentleman and scholar.
    I do remember Lou’s wish was to be with June;so,I, for one will be celebrating the fact that his wish has come true.
    It has been a wonderful experience meeting and getting to know your dad and my hope is that his unique personality will always be remembered with love and smiles.
    My God’s Presence surround you all with peace, love and trust.
    MiMi, Pastoral Care Assistant, Longboat Island Chapel

  8. Nancy fiorentino
    January 9th, 2012 | 10:51 am

    I made acquaintance because he is the dad of my friend, Mianne but I grew to love and admire him as a next door neighbor in Florida. We shared a love affair with Longboat Key sunsets, waterfowl and dock and boat life. I love this picture because it is how I see him in my minds eye. He is missed and mourned but what a wonderful legacy a fine and loving family makes. Love and warm wishes to each of you.

  9. Kim Wells
    January 9th, 2012 | 12:31 pm

    It was a pleasure meeting Louis, I am so glad he had the opportunity to meet his newest great-grandson “Caleb”- Linda Lea and Paul loved the time they were able to spend with him. He will be truly missed but his “love for life” will live on in all who met him. Peace and Love-

  10. Arthur Fairbanks Radden
    January 9th, 2012 | 1:35 pm

    My uncle, Charles O. Radden, Stu Campbell, and Louie were childhood and long term friends. The late ‘Uncle Charlie’ raised me to honor and maintain childhood friendships with his many stories of his trio; charlie, stuey and louie. I honor the memories.

  11. Carol & Bill Geary
    January 10th, 2012 | 9:30 am

    Louie, a great man, with so many interesting and entertaining stories. We loved our special patio time at the BHC where he made “dividends” famous. May you be at peace now and we will miss you always. God bless.

  12. Nancy Muckle
    January 10th, 2012 | 4:53 pm

    Lynnette and Rich:

    Sending my prayers and condolences to you and your family…
    Your Dad was truly a special father, grandfather, mentor and friend to all….What a legacy he leaves…


    Do not stand at my grave and weep
    I am not there; I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow,
    I am the diamond glints on snow,
    I am the sun on ripened grain,
    I am the gentle autumn rain.
    When you awaken in the morning’s hush
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry,
    I am not there; I did not die.

  13. David & Sarah Belanger
    January 11th, 2012 | 12:08 pm

    Louie will be missed by the many that loved him. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  14. Terry Porter Patel
    January 15th, 2012 | 2:37 pm

    I am sorry to hear about your father. What a great picture! I wished I had met him, though I have the pleasure of knowing you. Best regards.

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