Amy Rose Beaudet1

F, #30031, b. 1965, d. 2 May 2021

Family

Andrew Bezanson
Amy Rose Beaudet
     Amy Rose Beaudet was born in 1965.1 She married Andrew Bezanson.1 Amy Rose Beaudet died on 2 May 2021 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.1

     Obituary from Morris Southborough Funeral Home (Southborough, Massachusetts):
Amy Rose Beaudet, 55, of Berlin passed away on Sunday, May 2, 2021 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts with her loving husband at her side.

Affectionately known as ‘The Solar Queen’, Amy was a pioneer in the field of renewable energy, and was widely seen as one of the best trainers and communicators in the solar industry. She was a sales engineer at the altE Store in Boxborough, Massachusetts for 14 years and was admired for her smart, yet simple approach to explaining complex topics in witty, down-to-earth YouTube videos and articles. She was proud to have helped millions of people on every continent with projects ranging from lighthouses to experiments in the Arctic. Her passion for helping people around the world brought her to Puerto Rico to provide local training on do-it-yourself, low-cost solar systems after Hurricane Maria devastated the island in 2017. 

Amy has always been a female leader in largely male-dominated industries. After graduating from Assabet Valley Vocational High School in Marlborough, MA, class of1983, Amy became a professional cabinet maker. She studied electrical engineering and was a pioneer in the video conferencing industry working with several local companies. She loved nothing more than mentoring and guiding young people to follow their dreams.
 
Amy had a way about her that would light up a room and bring out the best in her family and friends. She loved to be outdoors sailing and racing their schooner, The Green Dragon, skiing at Sunday River or in the Alps, kayaking, and hiking. Her adventurous and social spirit led her to join numerous groups including Women Who Sail, Women Black Diamond Skiers, the Sunday River Ski Community, American Schooner Association, and several Assabet High School Alumni Committees. When it came to travel, Amy was all in. She traveled all over the world with her husband and friends immersing herself in the local culture, inspiring everyone she met.
 
Amy was also very interested in local politics and worked with the Berlin Conservation Commission and the Energy Committee to help improve her local community.
 
Family was everything to Amy. She is survived by her husband, Andy Bezanson; parents, Roger and Pat Beaudet of Gilmanton Iron Works, NH; her siblings, Teresa L. Boyce of Hopkinton, MA; Julie B. (& Dave) Carr of Oregon, Nancy E. (& Alex) Herrera of California, and David M. (& Erin) Beaudet of Conway, MA; parents-in-law, Allan and Phyllis Bezanson of Southborough, MA; and sister-in-law, Kristina Bezanson of West Hatfield, MA. She adored her 10 nieces and nephews, Madeline, Gabrielle, PJ, Ben, Mia, Talia, Trevor, Jack, Camden, and Nate, and her beloved Vizsla, Elsie.
 
Calling Hours will be held at the Morris Southborough Funeral Home at 40 Main Street, Southborough, MA on Saturday, May 8 from 1-3pm.

Amy died after a five-year battle with colon cancer.1


     Obituary from The Boston Globe (Boston, Massachusetts), 4 May 2021:
BEAUDET, Amy Rose Age 55, of Berlin and formerly of Marlborough, died on Sunday, May 2, 2021 at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

She was the beloved wife of Andrew Bezanson, loved daughter of Patricia (Barnicle) and Roger Beaudet, loving sister of Teresa, Julie, Nancy and David, adored aunt to 10 nieces and nephews, cherished daughter-in-law of Allan and Phyllis Bezanson, admired sister-in-law of Kristina, and devoted owner of her dog Elsie.

Visiting Hours will be held on Saturday, May 8, from 1 to 3 pm at Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main Street, SOUTHBOROUGH. Funeral Service is private.2
Last Edited6 May 2021

Citations

  1. [S680] Amy Rose Beaudet Death Notice, Morris Southborough Funeral Home (Southborough, Massachusetts), accessed 6 May 2021.
  2. [S2] Amy Rose Beaudet Death Notice, The Boston Globe (Boston, Massachusetts), 4 May 2021.

Myrna Robertson1,2

F, #30035, d. 9 March 2020
Father*John Robertson1 b. 9 Apr 1897, d. 23 Mar 1938
Mother*Vivienne Kathleen Bezanson2 b. 28 Sep 1901, d. 2 Jul 1974

Family

Alfred Resteghini
Relationship5th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
Myrna C. Robertson
     Her obituary mentioned sisters Elizabeth Alah Robertson of Nova Scotia and the late Pauline Ritchie and Marilyn, but her mother's obituary mentioned only Elizabeth and Pauline. I am not sure where Marilyn fits, but she was also mentioned in Elizabeth's obituary.3 Myrna Robertson married Alfred Resteghini.1 Myrna Robertson died on 9 March 2020.1 She was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett, Massachusetts.4

     Obituary from The Boston Globe (Boston, Massachusetts), 11 March 2020:
RESTEGHINI, Myrna C. (Robertson)

Of Stoneham, formerly of Somerville, March 9th. Beloved wife of the late Alfred Resteghini. Mother of Peter Resteghini and his wife Annmarie, Alfred Resteghini, Susan Kirkland and her husband Dan and Dianne DeVito and her husband Steven. Daughter of the late John Robertson and Vivienne. Grandmother of Elyse DeVito-Smyth and her ?ancé Andrew Smyth, Jeffrey and his wife Colleen, Brian Kirkland and his wife Kathryn and Taylor Resteghini. Great-grandmother of Jack Otis and Charles Joseph. Sister of Elizabeth Ledbury of Nova Scotia and the late Pauline, Richie and Marilyn. Dear sister-in-law of Rita Giannoccari.

During her life, Myrna was a pioneer for education for students with mental disabilities; she was actively involved in the Walnut St. Center, Inc. along with other private and public schools for children with disabilities.

Funeral from the Cota Funeral Home, 335 Park St. (corner of Park St. and Rte. 28), NORTH READING, at Reading line, on Friday, March 13th at 9am. Funeral Mass in St. Joseph’s Church, 173 Albion St., Wake?eld at 10am. Relatives and friends may visit at the Funeral Home Thursday 4-7pm. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.1
Last Edited18 May 2021

Citations

  1. [S2] Myrna C. (Robertson) Resteghini Death Notice, The Boston Globe (Boston, Massachusetts), 11 March 2020, p. C8.
  2. [S2] Vivienne (Bezanson) Arroyo Death Notice, The Boston Globe (Boston, Massachusetts), 3 July 1974, p. 23.
  3. [S2] Elizabeth Alah "Betty" Ledbury Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 18 May 2021.
  4. [S836] Various Contributors, "Find A Grave", Myrna C. (Robertson) Resteghini; Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett, Massachusetts, USA; Memorial Number: 207803383.

Pauline (?)1

F, #30036
Mother*Vivienne Kathleen Bezanson1 b. 28 Sep 1901, d. 2 Jul 1974
Relationship5th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Pauline (?) was also known as Pauline Ritchie.1
Last Edited18 May 2021

Citations

  1. [S2] Vivienne (Bezanson) Arroyo Death Notice, The Boston Globe (Boston, Massachusetts), 3 July 1974, p. 23.

Elizabeth Alah Robertson1,2

F, #30037, b. 30 March 1927, d. 15 May 2021
Father*John Robertson1 b. 9 Apr 1897, d. 23 Mar 1938
Mother*Vivienne Kathleen Bezanson2 b. 28 Sep 1901, d. 2 Jul 1974

Family

Dale Ledbury
Child
Relationship5th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
Elizabeth Alah Robertson
     Elizabeth Alah Robertson was born on 30 March 1927 at Boston, Massachusetts.1 Elizabeth Alah Robertson was "raised from an early age by her loving aunt and uncle Margaret and Horace Weatherbed" in Windsor, Nova Scotia.1 Her obituary mentioned sisters, Myrna Resteghini, Marilyn Morris, Pauline Richie, Margaret Dalzell and Grace Woodworth, but her mother's obituary mentioned only Myrna and Pauline. Perhaps the other sisters were children of Margaret and Horace Weatherbed.1 Elizabeth Alah Robertson married Dale Ledbury on 1 January 1946. She was 18.1 Elizabeth Alah Robertson died on 15 May 2021 at Shiretown Nursing Home, Pictou, at age 94.1

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 18 May 2021:
Elizabeth Alah "Betty" Ledbury

Passed away May 15, 2021 in Shiretown Nursing Home, Pictou. She was born March 30, 1927 in Boston, Mass., to Jack (John) and Vivian (Bezanson) Robertson. She was however, raised from an early age by her loving aunt and uncle Margaret and Horace Weatherbed in Windsor.

As a young girl she worked at “the mill”, Windsor Textiles Ltd., but with the advent of the Second World War she joined the Canadian Women’s Army Corp as soon as she was almost old enough. This was when she discovered that she was not a Canadian, but she soon took care of that and spent the rest of her life a proud Canadian and a proud veteran.

It was during her time in the CWAC that she met the love of her life, Dale Ledbury (a sailor in the RCN) who she married January 1, 1946, and with whom she moved to Toronto, Ont., where she spent most of her adult life.

She and Dale raised four children: Douglas (Linda), Timothy (deceased), Mary Brand and John. She has one grandchild, Triston (Kelly); one great-grandchild, Fiona.

She was predeceased by her parents, John and Vivian; as well as by the parents of her heart, Horace and Margaret; her husband, Dale, with whom she shared many adventures. She was also predeceased by her son, Tim; sisters, Myrna Resteghini, Marilyn Morris, Pauline Richie, Margaret Dalzell and Grace Woodworth.

During her life in Toronto she enjoyed square dancing, bicycling, swimming, walking, travelling and she made many, many beautiful quilts that she graciously gifted to friends and family. Betty came home to Nova Scotia with her family almost every summer and when Dale passed away, she and he came home “together”. She spent several years in Windsor and then came to Pictou County, to be close to her niece and good friend Brenda. During her time in Nova Scotia she so looked forward to regular visits from her daughter Mary. She spent her final years in Shiretown Nursing Home where she so enjoyed being part of that community.

Special thanks from the family for all of their kindness. She had a strong faith and was active in church life as long as she was able. A veteran, she was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and never missed a Remembrance Day Ceremony, even donating a beautiful Legion Poppy Remembrance quilt, which hangs in the Windsor Legion Hall. Her dry wit and little smirk will be missed by all, but maybe now someone else will get a turn to win at bingo.

A private graveside service will be held at a later date in St. John the Evangelist Cemetery, Windsor.1
Last Edited18 May 2021

Citations

  1. [S2] Elizabeth Alah "Betty" Ledbury Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 18 May 2021.
  2. [S2] Vivienne (Bezanson) Arroyo Death Notice, The Boston Globe (Boston, Massachusetts), 3 July 1974, p. 23.