|Birth: ||Jan. 29, 1939|
|Death: ||Mar. 16, 2012|
Joel H. Beck, 73, of Windward Lane, died Friday afternoon, March 16, 2012, at his residence, after a lengthy illness.
He was born in Waltham, MA on January 29, 1939, the son of Joel Henry and Edna Mae (Smith) Beck. He was educated in Waltham where he graduated from Waltham High School. Following High School, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. Upon his discharge from the Marines, he went to work at Honeywell Corp. in Brighton, MA. Over the next 17 years, he attended Northeastern University and Babson College in the evenings, earning his Master's Degree in 1979. After a 35 year career at Honeywell, he retired, and was a Professor at the University of Southern Maine Business School for 8 years. He also enjoyed a seasonal job at L.L. Bean.
Joel was an avid RedSox and Patriots fan and enjoyed boating, skiing and playing golf. Spending time with his family, and especially his grandchildren, was the highlight of his life. He was a past member of the boards at St. Joseph Academy in Brighton, MA and Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM). He was currently the Chairman of the Kennebunk River Committee and a past member at Webhannet Golf Club in Kennebunk.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Helen Jane (Castanino) Beck in 1993.
Joel is survived by his wife, Donna M. DeSaulnier of Arundel; his daughter, Julie A. Beck and her husband Chris Mattoon of Somerville, MA; two step-sons, Daniel Fawcett and his wife Shealeigh of Santa Barbara, CA, and Christopher Fawcett of Santa Barbara, CA; two brothers, Peter Beck and his wife Elaine of Acton, ME, Carl Beck and his wife Judy of Framingham, MA; his sister, Harriet Rist and her husband Peter of Kennebunk; 3 grandchildren, Colton and Ila Fawcett of Santa Barbara, CA, William Mattoon of Somerville, MA.
Friends may call from 6-8PM Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer Street, Kennebunk. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 11AM at Holy Spirit Parish – St. Martha's Church, Portland Road, Kennebunk .
Should friends desire, donations in Joel's memory can be made to: Hospice of Southern Maine, 180 US Route One, #1, Scarborough, ME 04074.
Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer Street, Kennebunk, ME. www.bibberfuneral.com
Southern Maine Veterans Cemetery
Plot: Section J Row 9 Site 17
Created by: paul robie
Record added: Apr 30, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 89353976