Joanne L. (Beaupre)'s Story

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Salem: Joanne (Beaupre) Judge died February 14, 2017, at her home surrounded by loved ones. Family was everything to Joanne: the family she was related to, the family she chose, and the friends who she considered family. She was a woman who served God, her loved ones, her students and the less fortunate.
She was born on November 5, 1942, in Salem, Mass., the daughter of the late Omer C. Beaupre and the late Jeannette M. (Arsenault) Beaupre. From an early age, Joanne dedicated herself to her Catholic faith and to helping others. She graduated in 1961 from Ste. Chretienne Academy in Salem then entered religious life with the Sisters of Ste. Chretienne in Quebec, Canada, where she was given the name Sr. Jeanne Theresa. She worked for many years as a primary grade teacher and CCD coordinator in Pawtucket, RI, and Rumford and Mexico, ME. She earned her bachelor’s degree in 1972 at Annhurst College in CT and a master’s degree in 1977 from St. Michael’s College in VT. She later took a year’s sabbatical and studied spirituality in Rome before returning to live at the House of Prayer in Newport, RI. In 1984, she transitioned from religious life and moved to Fall River, where she continued her dedication to children as Director of Guidance at Bishop Feehan and later at Bishop Fenwick in Peabody. Upon her retirement, she worked at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem and volunteered at Care Dimensions in Danvers, caring for those with Alzheimer’s disease.
On November 5, 2005, she married Jerome (Jerry) Judge of Salem whom she loved and adored. She is also survived by Jerry’s children, Aaron Judge and his wife, Pamela, of South Hadley, MA, and Amy DeLong and her husband, Charlie, of West Roxbury; two grandchildren, Kyle DeLong and Jeffrey Judge; her brothers, Dick Beaupre and his wife, Karin, of South Carolina, Robert Beaupre and his wife, Nancy of Lynn; and Paul Beaupre and his wife, Rose, of Amesbury; her sisters-in-law, Diane Campbell and her husband, Steven, of New Hampshire, and Susan Judge, of New Hampshire; as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother-in-law, James Judge.
Relatives and friends are invited to her Funeral Mass on Monday, February 20, 2017 at 1 p.m. in Ste. Anne Church, 290 Jefferson Ave., Salem. Visiting hours at the Levesque Funeral Home, 163 Lafayette St., [Route 114/1-A], Salem will be on Sunday, February 19th from 1 to 4 p.m. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name may be made to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. For guestbook and additional information, please visit www.LevesqueFunerals.com.
Published on  February 17, 2017
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