Edgar Beale, 91, of Hamden passed away on Friday, April 1, 2011. Husband of the late Juanita Houser Beale, he is survived by sons Edward K. and his wife Martha Beale of Tolland, Roger C. and his wife Irene Beale of North Haven, Duane L. and his wife Janet Beale of Cheshire, Alan G. and his wife Anne Beale of Los Gatos, CA and Greg W. Beale of South Lake Tahoe, CA. Edgar is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and 2 brothers, Arthur of Westminister, CA and Robert of Stratford. In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by a brother Alfred Beale. A son of the late Alfred and Emma Sumner Beale, Edgar was born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island on November 23, 1919. He served in the the US Army Air Corps. during WW II as a bombardier in B-17 and B-29 aircraft, later serving in the Air Force Reserve and the Korean War and retiring with a rank of Captain. Edgar received an Associates Degree from CT College of Commerce and was a lifelong Banker. He retired from First Bank as Sr. Vice President in 1979 and later from CT Savings Bank in 1985. He was a former President of the New Haven Jr. Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Boy Scouts of America, the Hamden Fathers Assoc., Hamden Elks Lodge, #2224, American Legion, Post # 88. Edgar was an avid golfer and a former member of the Wallingford CC, Laurel View CC and Pilgrims Harbor CC. He enjoyed dancing and was a member of many dance clubs, square, round and ballroom dancing. Friends may visit with the family Monday April 4, 2011 from 5 to 8 pm at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Funeral Service will be Tuesday, April 5, at 10 am in the funeral home. Interment with military honors will follow in Beaverdale Memorial Park. Memorial Contributions in Edgar's name can be made to the Alzheimer's Association, South Central CT Chapter, 2911Dixwell Ave., Ste. 104, Hamden, CT 06518 or the Lupus Foundation of CT, 45 South Main St., West Hartford, CT 06107. To send a condolence, please see obituary @ www.beecherandbennett.com.

View current weather.

Memories Timeline

View the Timeline


  1. Uncle Ed always had a quick smile and a story to share. He certainly found ways to enjoy life! We hope he finds able dance and golf partners in heaven! His legacy is sure to continue through the family he created. Please know although we are not present in body, we are present in thought. love, Rich and Linda

  2. I hold much gratitude to Uncle Ed for always making extra efforts to include me in Beale family events and for supporting our family in times of need. I am thankful that our children are old enough to have happy memories of meeting Uncle Ed and other family in 2006. Hugs to all.

  3. May loving memories help you at this difficut time of sadness and grief, and throughout the years to come. Edgar will be deeply missed by his Arden Courts family.

  4. Hi Roger and Irene – We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. It is so difficult to loose a parent at any age; our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Ed and Becky Brennan

  5. Sending love and hugs to my East Coast family. <3 Sadly I had not seen Uncle Ed for over 15 years. I remember him being a very kind man with a great sense of humor. I will always cherish the memories of childhood summers spent staying with him and Grandma.

  6. Dear Roger and Irene, I’m sorry for your loss. Your dad sounds like he was quite a guy and led a fulfilling life. With sympathy, Susan Kazanjian

  7. Roger, Carol and I are extend our condolences to you and your family on the loss of your dad. I know from personal experience just how hard it is to watch someone who was once so robust and hearty begin to show the signs of slowly fading away. As we’ve talked, he was an active man, enjoyed his sons, led an active life and spent most of his years comfortably and happily. Those are the memories you’ll keep. Thanks for being a friend when my folks were both declining rapidly, and for continuing to keep in touch. All the best…….Kevin

  8. To the Beale family, I just heard about your loss of your Dad, I am so very sorry to hear this, your Dad was such a nice man to all of us during our childhood years, as was your Grandma. My thoughts and prayers are with you all

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle

Sign the Guestbook