On January 30th Julie Marie Coté Beals, Associate member of the Congregation of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit, entered life eternal in Pittsfield, MA where she was born in 1923 the 4th child in a family of 9.
Julie had a great sense of humor and enjoyed working, playing and praying with others. She studied in Catholic Schools and graduated from the former St Joseph High School in 1941. She pursued her education in the business field and utilized her talents in that area in various companies until her retirement in 2001.
Julie loved her Church and participated in parish associations such as the Ladies of St. Anne, as lector and extraordinary minister as well as a member of the Regular and Resurrection Choirs.
Julie was a musician at heart and even joined forces with two of her sisters and a best friend to form a barbershop quartet- the Pinker Tones. With her only son Robert as arranger-director they went on to win the International Barbershop Quartet Competition in 1969. Julie was forever humming or whistling a tune and was always ready to intone any requested melody. Her music seemed to make her ageless to herself and to others.
Associate Beals loved her family and particularly appreciated sharing her hobbies of singing, gardening, photography, poetry and genealogy. She was a super conversationalist and brought life and excitement to any gathering, large or small. Her covenant as a DHS Associate in 1998 summed up her goals in life: to be happy and to extend that happiness and joy to as many others as possible in the name of her Lord to whom she was so grateful for all blessings.
Our faithful Associate will lie at rest in St. Joseph Cemetery in Pittsfield.
Memorial donations may be made to the DHS Retirement Fund and mailed to the DHS Development Office PO Box 497 Putnam, CT 06260. More information may be obtained by calling 860-928-0891 ext 148.
May the choirs of Angels, BB Quartets included, welcome you Home, Julie.