joan beauchamp

October 27, 1932 ~ October 3, 2021

Born in: New Haven, CT
Resided in: Hamden, CT

Joan LaFrance Renehan Beauchamp, of Hamden, wife of the late Maurice F. Beauchamp, passed away October 3, 2021 after a brief illness. Joan was born in New Haven October 27, 1932, a daughter of the late William and Aglaee LaFrance Renehan, and was a Hamden resident for many years. She was employed at the Knights of Columbus before her retirement. She is survived by her son William F. Beauchamp and his wife Sue Redmore of Aptos, CA, and a nephew John M. Dunn of Hamden. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her twin brother William LaFrance Renehan, sister Mary Renehan Dunn, brother-in-law John F. Dunn, and niece Joan Aglaee Dunn.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church on Thursday, Oct. 7th at 12 Noon. Interment in All Saints Cemetery. Contributions in her memory may be sent to Fellowship Place, 441 Elm St., New Haven, CT 06511.


Mass of Christian Burial: October 7, 2021 12:00 pm

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church
2819 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518


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  1. Bill, Susan and John,
    We are so sorry to hear of Joan’s passing. In the short time that we’ve known her, she has become a good friend. Adam and I will miss her dearly.

  2. I was saddened to hear of Joan’s passing. We had fun in our exercise class. Her beautiful smile and fun nature will be missed. We will all think of her “big Joan smile” in class!

  3. I am so sorry to hear of Joan’s passing, our condolences to the family. I met her at the No Haven gym. She was the nicest, sweetest woman. We always do a “smile for Joan” at end of class whether she was there or not, which she got a big kick out of. She will always be in our heart!
    The girls at the gym.

  4. I am so grateful that our paths crossed and we became friends in the short time we knew each other. Thank you for all your love and support in my classes and most of all your sense of humor and strength…will miss you very much, especially that big “Joan” smile at the end of class.

  5. Dear Bill and Sue,
    My heartfelt sympathy on the passing of Joan. She was a beautiful person inside and out. We met when she was such a kind neighbor to my mother in her final days: just one example of her beautiful soul.
    An amusing story about her beautiful face and perfectly dressed self….she called me one day at the crack of dawn and asked if I would take her to the ER. I rushed over without combing my hair and wearing pajama top and jeans. When I got to her condo she was dressed in a lovely outfit, her hair and makeup flawless. That was an example of her external beautiful self.
    I will miss her.

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