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Loretta Dorothy Beaulieu

August 29, 2013
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

Loretta Dorothy (Ginther) Beaulieu was born on Sept. 17, 1920, to her parents John and Marie (Petrowski) Ginther in East Chicago, Ind. She passed away peacefully on Aug. 26, 2013, under the care of Hope Hospice.

She attended Roosevelt High School and graduated in 1938 and began working at the Continental Can Company and later for Kraft Foods. She met her late husband and the love of her life, John (Jack) Beaulieu and married him on Oct. 9, 1944. Loretta was an active member of St. Catherine Laboure Guild in Glenview, Ill., and volunteered her time helping others at St. Catherine Laboure Elementary School and later at Holy Family Hospital in DesPlaines, Ill. She was a Rotary Ann in both Glenview and Cape Coral where she and Jack moved to in 1982. She was a past member of the North Shore Country Club in Glenview and Palmetto Pine Country Club. She was an avid bridge player who enjoyed reading, solving crossword puzzles, and long walks.

Survivors include her sister Mary Ann (Ginther) Dobbs; her children Jack (Rosemary) Beaulieu, Peggy (Richard) Schrom, Jeffrey Beaulieu, Nancy Cheyney, and Mark (Jane) Beaulieu; grandchildren John (Shelley) Beaulieu, Alisa (Terry) Cartwright, Christine Beaulieu, Andrew Schrom, Michael (Danielle) Schrom, William, Charles, and Eliza Cheyney, Matthew Beaulieu, Elizabeth Benso, Jake and Sara Beaulieu; great grandchildren Bryce, Cole, Natalie Grace Beaulieu, Teagan and Alexandra Cartwright, Jessica and AJ Schrom, and Vincent Benso. She is preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, her parents, her brothers Robert and John Ginther, and many loving friends.

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Loretta Dorothy Beaulieu

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at St. Andrew Catholic Church, Cape Coral, Fla. In lieu of flowers please make a donation in memory of Loretta to Hope Hospice, 9470 Healthpark Cir., Fort Myers, FL 33908.

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