1936 – 2021
Putnam – William Beaudoin, 85, of Putnam, died September 9, 2021, in Day Kimball Hospital. Married February 5, 1955, he was the loving husband of Anita (Ethier) Beaudoin for 66 years. Born in New Britain, Connecticut, he was the son of the late William and Eleanor (Guilbeault) Beaudoin.
Mr. Beaudoin worked for Anchor Glass as a Supervisor for 35 years. He was also a school bus driver for the Putnam School System for over 40 years. He also drove the bus for graduation trips and for the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. Bill also coached little league baseball for over 20 years.
Mr. Beaudoin enjoyed traveling with his wife to places including Alaska, Hawaii, and Bermuda. He was an avid sports fan, following UConn Women’s Basketball, the Red Sox, and the Patriots.
William is survived by daughter, Joan Blymiller (Richard); son, Paul Beaudoin (Lisa); grandchildren, Sarah Beaudoin-Bookmiller (Eric), April Lamothe (Ernest), and Jessica Beaudoin, great-granddaughter, Mackenzie Lamothe; sister Shirley O’Brien (Neil); and many nieces and nephews.
William is predeceased by siblings John, Jerry, Joseph “Sonny”, Lucille Bertrand, Annette Vincent, and Florence Lockwood.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with William’s family from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm on Thursday, September 16, 2021 in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St, Putnam, CT 06260. A funeral service will follow at 7:30 pm in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations in William’s name may be made to The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, 565 Ashford Center Rd, Ashford, CT 06278. For memorial guestbook visit www. GilmanAndValade.com.