Joseph E. Beauchemin

Joseph E. Beauchemin BRANCHPORT-Joseph E. Beauchemin, age 79, of Italy Friend Rd, Branchport passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, June 29, 2013. Joe was born in Saranac Lake, NY on February 24, 1934, the son of the late, Oscar and Celia (Gates) Beauchemin. Joe was employed as the Director of Administration for CH Stuart Inc. in Newark from 1959 to 1980, he also worked for Sarah Coventry (a division of CH Stuart) from 1959-1969. Joe retired in 1991. He had served as an officer for Jaycee's where he was awarded the "Outstanding Young Man of the Year" award in 1969. He was also a member of the Rotary Club and St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Prattsburgh for 22 years. Joe authored and published five books including his autobiography, "My Struggle for Survival". Joe was very well known for his wonderful sense of humor. Joe is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Judith A. (Swartzenberg); his sons, Scott (Krystal), Benjamin M. (Joan), and Timothy (Rose); his daughter, Tammy Johnson; 14 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren; brother, Benjamin (Ann); brother in law, James (Bonnie) Swartzenberg; sister in laws, Dorothy Dickinson and Rita (Larry) Casey; and many nieces, nephews, and very close friends. In addition to his parents, Joe was predeceased by his daughter and son in law, Josette and Jeffrey Crane; son in law, Orville Johnson; Brother in law, Lesley Dickinson; and his half sister, Lillian Dorn. Joe's family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to Noon on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013 at St. Patrick's Church in Prattsburgh, NY, where his Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated immediately following at Noon, with the Rev. Jack O'Connor, celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Patrick's Cemetery, Prattsburgh. Memorial donations may be made in Joe's memory to Ontario-Yates Hospice c/o Finger Lakes Visiting Nurse Service, 756 PreEmption Rd., Geneva, NY 14456. Friends and family may sign the guestbook at

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