1949 – 2020
Woodstock Valley – Norman Joseph Beaupre Jr., after 70 blessed years, reached the end of his Earthly journey and was called home to be with Our Lord on Sunday, January 12, 2020.
Norman was born on July 18, 1949, in Hartford to Norman and Lorraine (LaBonte) Beaupre. Norman then began a life or love for God, family and country. He served our great nation in the special forces and after 15 years was honorably discharged from the United States Army. His first wife of ten years was Kathy Duke and together they have two daughters, Tracy Koonce of Brookford NC and Lorraine McCready of Stafford VA. Norman remarried in 1981 to his soulmate Jahala Jean and have two children, Danielle Beaupre-Boncek of Pomfret CT and Norman “Beau” Beaupre III of Woodstock Valley CT. They recently celebrated 38 wonderful years of marital adventures.
Active in the community, Norman was a member of American Legion Post 13, New England Western Dance Association, and served as Commander of VFW Post 1523 for eight years – the longest running commander in the Post’s history. While he enjoyed playing cards and pool; singing and dancing with his beautiful wife and acting as sound engineer for his wife’s band, when asked what his greatest achievement is, he would answer, “my family”.
Norman’s living legacy is celebrated by his wife, children, three brothers, and two sisters, as well as twelve grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and many other family and friends who carry his memory in their hearts. He is reunited in Eternal Life with his mother, father, and first wife along with his brother in arms, Joe.
Norman wished to live in our cherished memories and chose not to have a viewing. Family and close friends are respectfully invited to attend a Memorial Service in honor of Norman on Saturday, January 18, 2020, at 1:00PM, in the Albert J. Breault VFW Post 1523, 207 Providence St., Putnam, CT 06260, to celebrate his bountiful journey. Join our celebration and visit the memorial webpage at norman-j-beauprejr.forevermissed.com to share memories of his amazing life. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT 06260. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Norman’s memory may be made to Putnam VFW Albert J. Breault Post 1523, 207 Providence St., Putnam, CT 06260.