James W. Beebe Jr.
James W. Beebe Jr., 73, of Enfield, entered into eternal rest Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, in the comfort of his home. He was the beloved husband of 47 years to Deborah Ann (DiLeo) Beebe. James was born April 24, 1943, in Hartford to the late James W. Sr. and Evangeline (Morin) Beebe. He had resided in Enfield for the past 47 years and in Windsor Locks before that, he was a graduate of Windsor Locks High School, Class of 1961, then furthered his education receiving his master's degree in education. James enlisted into the U.S. Air Force and served his country proudly during the Vietnam War. He worked as a therapist at Blue Ridge Treatment Center, and then managed Stone Haven Institute in Portland for eight years and retired at age 70. Besides his wife, Deborah, James is survived by his three children, James W. Beebe III (Beth), Sarah Beebe (Sonja), and Lisa Beebe, all of Enfield; his adored grandson, Jettano Beebe, of Enfield; his sister, Deborah Bogoslofski, of Windsor Locks; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Matthew J. Beebe, in 2015; and his brother, Timothy Beebe. Relatives and friends may gather with his family Friday, Feb. 17, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Browne Memorial Funeral Chapels, 43 Shaker Road, Enfield. The funeral will take place Saturday, Feb. 18, with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11 a.m. in St. Patrick Church, Enfield (please meet at church), followed by military honors. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in the Hazardville Cemetery, Enfield. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Jettano Beebe Scholarship Fund, c/o United Bank, attn. Marybeth Marquardt, 231 Hazard Ave., Enfield, CT 06082. For online condolences, visit www.brownefuneralchapels.com
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