EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

March 25, 2014

Alan R. Beaudette, 58

Sandown, NH — Despite his strong will, Alan R. Beaudette, 58, of Sandown, N.H., lost his battle against cancer on March 18, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. Alan was born in Methuen, Mass., on July 23, 1955, and was the son of Emilia (Gaudet) Beaudette and C. Henry Beaudette. In 1986, Alan, nickname "Bear," married Cheryl (Bishop) Beaudette. They lived in Sandown, N.H., for 30 years, where he built his dream home for his family in 2000.

Alan grew up in Lawrence, Mass., and graduated from Greater Lawrence Vocational School in 1973. After school, he began remodeling apartments, then joined the Teamsters Union Local 49. In 1979, Alan began working at Rourke Eno, where he drove trucks and worked in the warehouse for 16 years. He then started his own business, Al’s Handyman Service. There was no job to big, or too small for him.

Alan was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, also a member of the French Social Club in Methuen, Mass., where he worked diligently to allow women to become stockholders. Alan was also a notable member of the Halcyon Club, in Derry, N.H. He was truly a knowledgeable man, and spoke his mind, and was well respected by his friends and family. Alan enjoyed his camp getaway in Dummer, N.H. He also enjoyed his John Deere tractor, hunting, fishing, candle making, and was an avid gun enthusiast.

Alan was predeceased by his father, C. Henry Beaudette. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 27 years, Cheryl (Bishop) Beaudette; his only doting child, he named Alyson (Al’s son) Beaudette; his adoring mother, Emilia (Mimi) Beaudette of Sandown, N.H.; his caring brother, Charlie Beaudette of Maine; his friends, who he called family; many thoughtful aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and his affectionate animals, Ruby and Buddy.

ARRANGEMENTS: A celebration of Alan’s life will be held on Saturday, March 29, from 1 to 4 p.m., at Halcyon Club, Upstairs Hall, 11 Central Street, Derry, N.H. Memorial contributions, or donations in Alan’s memory may be made to Amedisys Hospice of Londonderry, N.H., the form can be found at www.amedisys.com/assets/pdfs/hospice_fund_donation_form.aspx.

More information regarding donations to the town of Sandown, N.H., will be available at his celebration.

To offer condolences, please visit www.peabodyfuneralhome.com.