William Edward Beesley, 66, of 133 Whitethorn Dr., Guilford passed away, Wed., Nov. 23, 2005 at CT Hospice, Branford. He was born in New Haven, Sept. 20, 1939 son of the late William Patrick and Marion Gilpatrick Beesley. He was a electrical supervisor for the Metro North Railroad for 41 years prior to his retirement in 2001. Mr. Beesley served in the U. S. Army Reserves. He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law Lisa Ann and Mike Robichaud of Milford, son and daughter-in-law William Alexander and Tiffany Beesley of Orange; grandchildren Kara Ann, Michael Edmond, Nicholas Alexander and Alex Michael Robichaud all of Milford and William Patrick and Sarah Marie Beesley of Orange; his long time companion, Sharon Bruno of Guilford and his special extended family, Dana and Dale Hastings and their son Garrett of Farmington, CT, Marsi and Chris Richter and their children Cally, Colette and Kevin Richter of Mt. Lake's, NJ and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sisters, Jeanette Bunnell and Elizabeth (Betty) Crampton. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT-TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME, 410 Campbell Ave., West Haven, Mon., Nov. 28, 2005 at 9:30 am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Lawrence Church, West Haven at 10:00 am. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, West Haven. Friends may call Sun. from 4-8 pm. Contributions may be made to CT Hospice, Inc., 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405.

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  1. .Billy Beans., You have been the best dad, the best grandpa and the best friend to us. Thank you for always being there for us through the good times and bad, We love you and will miss you deeply! Your memory will be in our hearts FOREVER. Love, Dana Dale and Garrett Hastings

  2. Billy meant so much to so many… As Dale’s sister, Dana’s sister-in-law and Garrett’s aunt, I know exactly what he specifically meant to them. Billy was like a father to Dale, and Dale loved him dearly for that. Dana thoroughly enjoyed his sense of humor and character and was proud of the way he and her mother shared their lives together. GG loved having him as a fun loving grandpa and will miss him very much as he grows older. We are so sad for all who loved him. We wish peace and healing for you, Sharon. Love, Tom, Lisa, Cody (Berling)and Chloe English

  3. God Bless Billy and his loved ones at this sad time. May he rest in peace.

  4. I would like to extend my deepest condolenses to you all. Billy was a fine man with a wonderful spirit. Rest in the scripture and assurance of Psalm 91. God will never leave or forsake you. He will fill up your hearts with joy and remove the heaviness upon the asking. Draw nigh to God and He will draw nigh to you. God bless you all and I’m praying for you.

  5. We are saddened to learn of Bill’s passing. Bill was always a pleasure to be with. We know that he enjoyed coming to our meetings in Connecticut even after he retired. We will miss him. With the sympathy of his Brothers and Sisters of Local 1573 IBEW

  6. We will miss you Dad. Billy and Sarah had fun visiting with you and Mimi, and working in your workshops. I’m sorry you are not able to be here with them as they growup. I hope you will watch over them always. All our love, Billy, Tiffany, Billy, and Sarah

  7. We would like to extend our deepest condolenses to the family of Bill Beesley. Bees you were a great guy, always there to help. I’ll miss you. God bless. Don Pfeiffer& Family

  8. Wendy will never forget that special afternoon that you shared with her when a deer crept out of the woods into your backyard…and I will never forget the case of Bass Beer you and I shared that same afternoon … creeping down to your old fridge in the garage that seemed to never run empty…you have a special place in our hearts as one of the warmest people we have ever known…we will have many future toast to you Billy so make sure you are listening…of course as you know our family is so loud its hard not to hear us….. Love Tom and Wendy

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