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Beaudoin, Adrien

Beaudoin, Adrien 

Adrien (Andy) Beaudoin, age 86, of Jacksonville, Florida passed away peacefully on September 25, 2013 following a courageous fight against Parkinson’s Plus disease. Throughout this fight, as he had through his whole life, he maintained his warm, caring, and friendly manner, never losing his sense of humor.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, Andy joined the Navy during World War II and participated in the D-Day invasion. He was awarded the World War II Victory Medal, the American Theatre Medal, and the European African Middle Eastern Medal – 1 Star.  He was educated at KeeneStateTeachers College and ClaremontCollege, and he earned his Doctorate in Education at the University of Alabama.  Andy worked as a college professor, touching the lives of many students, until his retirement at the age of 71. Throughout his life, Andy had a passion for learning new things, reading books, enjoying many sports, and collecting antiques with his wife, Rita. Together they traveled in search of merchandise for their small antique store in Bayard, Florida.

Andy is survived by his wife of 65 years, Rita, his sister Rose Denomme, his four loving children, six grandchildren and their spouses: Carol Beaudoin and her daughter Nicole, Jeanne Drackert and her daughter Michelle, Tom Beaudoin, his wife Denise and their children Andrew, Amanda and Edward, and Paula Beaudoin, her husband Jim Hughes and her son Austin and his wife Emily.  Andy was predeceased by his parents, Thaddee and Marie, and his other brothers and sisters Bill, Yvonne, Sister Germaine, Roland and Armand. 

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 6 to 8 pm at the Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton Street, Dedham, Massachusetts. A private burial will take place the next day at the MassachusettsNationalCemetery in Bourne, Massachusetts. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in Andy’s memory may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Grand Central Station, PO Box 4777, NY, NY10163 (

Guestbook Entries

  1. Tiffani Sugarman
    September 25th, 2013 | 8:35 pm

    My thoughts & prayers go out to your family. Andy was my fathers uncle. My father recalls him fondly as such a nice man. May he fly with the angels & may all who mourn him be comforted.

    Tiffani (Duval) sugarman

  2. Roger Duval
    September 26th, 2013 | 8:59 am

    A wonderful husband, father, and grandfather, a gift to all, has now returned to his eternal home to be with God, and all who have passed before him.As Dr. Suess said, “Let’s not cry because it’s over, but instead smile because it happened.” May God bless you all and bring peace to all your heart’s and soul’s.

  3. Ed and Connie Baker
    September 26th, 2013 | 9:48 am

    Andy was a true friend who would help anyone. We will miss his smile and friendship but know he is not gone but just away from us now. May he smile down on us now until we can join him in his new life above.
    Ed and Connie Baker (Jax, Fl)

  4. Tim Allen
    September 26th, 2013 | 2:57 pm

    I remember Dr. Beaudoin very well and very fondly from the two classes I had with him in 1975 and 1976.

  5. Roger Pelkey
    September 26th, 2013 | 7:02 pm

    My condolences to the Beaudoin Family. I was the his eldest nephew and Rita is my Tante, Andy was a great and funny Oncle. He will be in my prayers T

  6. Chip Shine
    October 8th, 2013 | 1:19 pm

    I knew mr beaudoin thru his daughter paula. I would see paula riding her bicycle down via de la reina and would sometimes say to talk to him when i would come to say hello.he was a good person and a good father. he will be missed. i hope you are doing well paula and you’re family is ok also. Maybe i’ll see you riding that bicycle again. sincerely,
    Chip Shine

  7. Joel Reynolds
    October 30th, 2013 | 2:09 pm

    Dr. Beaudoin was my favorite college professor and he had a major impact on my desire to discover the joy of literature. His life made a positive difference. My condolences to his family and friends.

    Joel Reynolds

  8. Michelle Drackert
    October 3rd, 2017 | 12:44 am

    I miss you dearly Pepere.

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