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25 Bellevue Ave
Bristol, CT 06010
Phone: (860) 582-8129
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Myrtle Beals

Myrtle C. Beals

Sunday, April 7th, 2019
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Myrtle C. Beals, age 97, passed peacefully on Sunday April 7, 2019. She was born November 19, 1921 to Bertha (Ryder) and Howard C. Clapp in Hartford, CT. Myrtle married the love of her life, Gordon S. Beals Sr. on May 31, 1941 in Wethersfield, CT. She dedicated her life to her family raising 3 children while also volunteering with the American Red Cross and the Bristol Hospital. The family spent many summers camping at Hammonasset State Park where Myrt taught swimming lessons. Gordon and Myrtle enjoyed traveling, spending winters in Florida and the fall in Martha’s Vineyard. Myrtle was an active member of the Bristol Baptist Church serving on many boards and committees. She was currently the oldest member of the congregation. Through her dedication to her faith, she became actively involved at Camp Wightman on Billings Lake (Griswold CT). Camp Wightman was her dear summer home for over 40 years. She was the waterfront director where she taught so many children how to swim. The beach is named Beals Beach in honor of her and Gordon’s years of dedicated and loving service. Many campers will fondly remember Myrt’s famous buddy calls….. “get with your buddy” in her high pitched crackling voice. When she was no longer able to serve at the beach, she became the Dining Room Hostess. Through her love, she comforted many campers and enriched their camp experience with her smile and hugs. In her later years, she was an avid fan of the UCONN Women’s Basketball Team. She planned her visits and activities around their schedule. Myrtle was pre-deceased by her parents, her sisters Helen and Lulu, her brother Clifford, husband Gordon S Beals Sr, son Paul Beals and son-in-law Timothy Harkey. She is survived by her son, Gordon S Beals Jr. and wife Ruth of Waterford, daughter, Sandra Harkey of Forestville, daughter-in-law April Beals of Terryville, 8 grandchildren, 13 great- grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. There was a special place in her heart for close friends who became extended family members including the Schuster and Moehl families. A celebration of life will be held on Friday April 12, 2019 at 11 am at the Bridge Community Church (formerly Bristol Baptist Church) 43 School Street, Bristol. A calling hour will be held 1 hour prior to the service (10 am) at the church. Burial will follow in the West Street Cemetery, Bristol. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Camp Wightman, Cathcart Retreat Project, 207 Coal Pit Hill Road, Griswold, CT 06351. The DuPont Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements
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  • Public Visitation

    Friday, April 12th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Friday, April 12th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Bridge Community Church
    43 School St.
    Bristol, Connecticut 06010
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  • Service

    Friday, April 12th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Friday, April 12th, 2019 11:00am
    Bridge Community Church
    43 School St.
    Bristol, Connecticut 06010
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Todd Williams
  • Interment

    Friday, April 12th, 2019 | 12:30pm
    Friday, April 12th, 2019 12:30pm
    West Cemetery
    49 Pound St.
    Bristol, CT 06010
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Ellen Carros Weese

Posted at 09:26am
Dear Sandy, Gordon, and April and their children,
Your Mom was the last of The Mother's Club, that great group of Bristol Baptist women. It truly feels like the passing of an era. She was also in my memories from Camp Wightman, where she was the best Swim Director ever. I can picture her in that little cabin, which I think she was the first to occupy. Her loving and Christian spirit will live on in all of our memories.
Ellen Carros Weese


Terry O'Hanlon

Posted at 07:10am
What do you say about someone who has touched so many lives with God's love. The summers at Camp Wightman were amazing, due in part because of Mrytle and Gordon. They always made you feel welcomed, whether you were a new camper or one returning. Condolences to the family and thank you for sharing her with all of us.

Erica W. Onsager

Posted at 09:46pm
Mrs. Beal was an absolute fixture at Camp Wightman where I spent many memorable and formative summers. I will always remember her and Mr. Beal as an institution integral to Camp Wightman.

May her family and friends find comfort in the many good memories shared with her and peace in knowing that her legacy will live on in the thousands she touched through her dedicated service to Camp Wightman.

Barbara Kirchner Poirier

Posted at 06:57pm
My memories of Mrs. Beals and Camp Wightman will be some of the warmest of my life. Sandy, Gordon Jr. and family, deepest condolences.

Patty Borden O'Brian

Posted at 03:28pm
Mrs. Beals was part of summer for 10 wonderful years at Camp Wightman. First as a camper, the CIT and then volunteer counselor. She always greeted me with a smile and wanted to know how my winter went. She was a lovely lady who lived her faith everyday. Blessings to her family during this difficult time.

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