Beatrice Family Fund

BEATRICE, Jeffrey L. Of Newton, suddenly, Oct. 23, 2009. Beloved Husband of Elinor C. (Campbell). Loving Father of: Kirsten, Nicholas R., Lauren, Nicholas G., Mackenzie, Corrine, Madison, Curtis, Sydney, Nathaniel, and Sophia. Dear Brother of Joe, John, James, Jerry, and Jude Beatrice. Funeral Mass Wed. 10:30AM in Our Lady Help of Christians Church, 573 Washington St, Newton. Visiting Hours Tues 3-8pm in Our Lady Help of Christians Church. Interment in Newton Cemetery.

The church will not accept flower arrangements. Instead, memorial donations would be appreciated and may be made to the: Jeffrey Beatrice Family Fund, c/o The Village Bank, 307 Auburn St, Auburndale, MA 02466. Jeff was a self-employed C.P.A and a dedicated coach for several teams in Newton and Duxbury. www.magnifuneralhome.com

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Anonymous said...

What a wonderful man he was. I never knew him but anyone who has 11 kids and takes the whole neighborhood under his wing must be very special. I'm sorry for each and every one of your loss but so happy that you had such a great husband and dad and coach. I hope that others who both knew him and others who read about him get inspired to do more for their families and the community. It takes a village to raise a kid.

Guy Ralfe said...

It was a great shock to hear of Jeff's passing away. My condolences to Elinor and the family. I didn't know Jeff for very long but it felt like I had known him forever from our few annual meets. We wish the family peace and strength in this time of grieving.

Hildy and Tony said...

The town of Newton, the clients of Beatrice and Murphy and an endless number of others mourn the loss of a great man. Our hearts go out to Elinor and his wonderful children.
No one loved life more than Jeff, and few gave so much.

Anonymous said...

I too did not know Jeff, but having come across this story in the local paper, I feel like I do. This is one of those situations where each and every person touched by his story and the story of his family can make a real difference in their lives by doing whatever they can, no matter how small - I will be. It's people like Jeff that give me hope.

Anonymous said...

I am moved by the outpouring of support the Beatrice family is receiving. This event has caused me to search and wonder about the purpose of my own small life....Are we overly responsible financially but missing the point? My husband and I work full time jobs to make ends meet in all the usual ways; we pay our mortgage on time, pay our annual life insurance policy, our home insurance, health insurance, save for our kids education...well you know the story. We wish we had more time to spend with our family and friends.....if only we didn't have to work so much to pay the bills. We sometimes envy those who can choose to allocate funds in other ways...to take more risks...start a business...finance a dream instead of an insurance policy....but we continue just the same. It seems ironic the Beatrice story, one man touches so many lives while foregoing the financial responsibilities towards those closest to him....Yet in the end the community to which he gave his time may ultimatley return the goodwill and provide his family with the financial basics he did not. Jeff's lifetime of service to others may ultimately translate into enough money donated to pay off his $600K + mortgage. Maybe my husband and I should work less and serve others more? In the end, is there anything else that matters more?

Anonymous said...

The Newton Girls Soccer U11 Tigerlillies are honoring coaches Stephen Vicinelli and Adolfo Perez by donating to the Beatrice Family Fund. Jeff Beatrice embodied the values of good citizenship and volunteerism that makes Newton such a special place to live. Our hearts go out to his family and we are humbled to be able to contribute in this small way.