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Maj. R. “Bob” Beausoleil, 81 US Air Force, Retired Dies February 19

HAMPTON, March 4 – Major Robert A. “Bob” Beausoleil (U.S. Air Force, Retired), 81, passed away at his home surrounded by his loved ones on Friday, February 19, 2010. Bob, a long-time resident of Hampton, was born in North Attleboro, MA.

He graduated from North-eastern University with a degree in Business Management and Accounting. He later earned Masters Degrees from George Washington University in School Administration and Financial Management. Major Beausoleil served his country for 21 years, including a tour in Vietnam. His last assignment was at Langley Air Force Base (Headquarters TAC), from which he retired in 1973. He subsequently earned his teaching certificate and taught math for 16 years at Jefferson Davis Jr. High School. In addition, he ran his business, B&B Accounting Service, for nearly 40 years. Mr. Beausoleil was a consummate family man; he was a wonderful, caring father and a devoted and loving husband to Minnie for 52 years (until her passing in 2006).

He remained actively involved in the lives of his four children and their spouses, Caryn and Bryan Kayton of Farmville, Cheryl and Brian Matt, Chris and Lisa Beausoleil, Carla and Wesley Smith; and his nine grandchildren, Chris and Geoff Kayton, Rachel and Christina Matt, Jeremy and Robby Smith and Elizabeth, Ben and Anna Beausoleil, who were all the light of his life.

He was a superb role model and a remarkable father/grandfather and will be missed dearly by his family. He took great pride in his business and was actively involved in working with his clients up until his last week. Over the last several months, he worked closely with his grandson, Geoff, so that he could continue the legacy of B&B Accounting Service. He was an avid walker, walking three to five miles daily – rain or shine. Over 20 years, he logged enough miles to nearly encircle the globe. He also enjoyed sports, especially the Boston Red Sox.

Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family.

Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, Hampton, served the family.