November 7, 1938 ~ October 25, 2016
Patricia E. Beaupre, 77, passed away peacefully on Tuesday,October 25, 2016 with her family by her side. She was an only child born toJack and Edna Gaffey on November 7, 1938 in Terre Haute, Indiana. The familymoved to Indianapolis where Patty proudly graduated from St. John’s Academy.She was class president her senior year and had many great friends she stayedin touch with.
She married James V. Beaupre, Jr, on June 11, 1960. Jim was theoldest of six kids and Pat loved his big, fun and loving family. Jim and Patraised four children making sacrifices along the way to send them to St.Lawrence Grade School and Chatard High School. Pat loved her Catholic faith,her Irish heritage, working at Chatard and volunteering at Our Lady of FatimaRetreat House and doing many fun things with friends and family. Prior to herdevastating illness in March of 2013, it was hard to find her at home. Shefought to recover from various ailments the past few years time and again. Shewas truly a warrior. She would be asked “What is your goal?” She would say “Iam going home.” She went home every time - a true testament to her strength.
Pat was preceded in death by her husband Jim. She is survived byher loving children Lisa (Tim) Varnau, Michelle (Chris) Hutson, Sheila (John)Kearney and Jim Beaupre. Cherishing her memory are grandchildren Aaron andCorey Varnau, Sara, Grace, Bridget, Mark and Dan Hutson, Sam and Joanna Kearneyand Oscar Beaupre. She is also survived by cousin Tom Doyle and his family. JamesV. Jr.’s extended family leaves many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces andnephews, cousins and Godchildren. Pat has too many friends to mention - manyconsidered sisters - not just friends.
Visitation will be at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 4650 N.Shadeland Avenue, from 4 - 8 pm on Thursday, October 27, 2016, with a Rosary at7pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, October 28, 2016 at 11 am withvisitation one hour prior at St. Lawrence Catholic Church. Entombment to followat Calvary Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana. Arrangements provided by Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services –Lawrence.
Memorial suggestions are to Bishop Chatard High School, Our Ladyof Fatima Retreat House, St Lawrence Catholic Church and CYO Camp RanchoFramasa. To sign the online guest register, please visitwww.legacycremationfuneral.com.
Praying for you and your family in this difficult time. As you go through this journey hold on to each and every memory you have of her.
Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House extends our deepest sympathies to Pat’s family and loved ones at this time of great loss. We are forever grateful for Pat’s many years of support and dedication to Fatima’s Volunteer League. Pat will be missed! Our prayers are with all of you. May Pat rest in the peace of Christ.
– The staff at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House
To the family — and particularly to Nancy Beaupre Braun/my classmate. Very sorry to hear about Patty passing away.
I worked on the Reunion committee with Patty for several years. She was one special lady! RIP.
Sharon (nee Heeke) Kennedy, St. John Academy, Class of 1959
Our sympathies to the Beaupre family. We have nice memories of Pat and her kindness from many years ago at St. Lawrence and the old neighborhood Chatard carpool. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Chris Taelman on behalf of The Taelman family