Thomas A. Beaudrie, age 85, of Gladstone, passed away Friday evening, August 17, 2012, at OSF St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba.
Tom was born November 28, 1926, in Sault Ste. Marie, MI, the son of Francis and Anna (Cochrane) Beaudrie. He was raised in Sault Ste. Marie and graduated from Sault Ste. Marie High School. In 1944, Tom enlisted in the United States Navy during WWII, until his honorable discharge in 1946.
In August, 1946 Tom met Dorothy Futchik also of Sault Ste. Marie, MI at a dance in Sault, Ontario. In 1947 he attended the Industrial Training Institute in Chicago and was awarded a diploma in Machine Drafting and Design. As a school project he designed a pop bottle dispensing machine.
In 1947 he returned to Sault Ste. Marie and accepted a position as the Assistant City Engineer until accepting a position as a draftsman and rodman on a survey crew. In 1948 he studied Land Surveying at the International Correspondence School in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He eventually became a registered land surveyor. On January 22, 1949, Thomas married Dorothy Futchik at St. Mary
Sue and Larry Pickens - Ida, MI
We have known each other for a long time and we never realized how accomplished your dad was and all that he did. As children we think we never do enough for our parents or tell them how much we love them but I am sure you did that and he knew! May your memories bring you peace and forever live in your hearts
Jim Menapace - Gulliver, MI
My prayers for DAd and also the family. Peace be with you!! Know that Dad is with the Lord. We truly believe that for Jesus is the Risen One.
Harold and Connie Sutton - Iron Mountain, MI
John and families, so sorry to learn about your Dad passing away. I remember him as always with a smile and laughing. Will keep you and the rest of the family in our prayers and thoughts.
Mark Hill - Sturgeon Bay, WI
So sorry to hear about Tom’s passing. Growing up on West Avenue B in Newberry meant knowing all of the Beaudries. My thoughts and prayers are with Dorothy and all of the Beaudrie Clan. Tom and Dorothy raised great kids and influenced many more. May all the memories keep him close.
Kathy and Family,
I send my love and prayers to you. Your father was a great man. He was always so honest, nice and happy. Growing up, three doors down, was an honor. He had such a positive influence in raising the entire Ave. B gang. How blessed we were to have him watching over us. Your mom and dad were the best. In fact, your whole family was the best. Some story about an apple and a tree here… Your Dad was the tree… I send my love. I am so sorry. My prayers are with you and your family. God Bless.