Loretta Dorothy (Ginther) Beaulieu, 92, was born Sept. 17, 1920, to her parents, John and Marie (Petrowski) Ginther, in East Chicago, Ind. She passed away peacefully Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, under the care of Hope Hospice.
She attended Roosevelt High School and graduated in 1938 and began working at the Continental Can Company and later for Kraft Foods. She met her husband, now deceased, and the love of her life, John (Jack) Beaulieu, and married him Oct. 9, 1944. She was an active member of St. Catherine Laboure Guild in Glenview, Ill., and volunteered her time helping others at St. Catherine Laboure Elementary School and later at Holy Family Hospital in DesPlaines, Ill. She was a Rotary Ann in both Glenview and Cape Coral where she and Jack moved to in 1982. She was a past member of the North Shore Country Club in Glenview and Palmetto Pine Country Club. She was an avid bridge player who enjoyed reading, solving crossword puzzles, and long walks.
Survivors include her sister, Mary Ann (Ginther) Dobbs; her children, Jack (Rosemary) Beaulieu, Peggy (Richard) Schrom, Jeffrey Beaulieu, Nancy Cheyney and Mark (Jane) Beaulieu; grandchildren, John (Shelley) Beaulieu, Alisa (Terry) Cartwright, Christine Beaulieu, Andrew Schrom, Michael (Danielle) Schrom, William, Charles and Eliza Cheyney, Matthew Beaulieu, Elizabeth Benso, Jake and Sara Beaulieu; and great-grandchildren, Bryce, Cole, Natalie Grace Beaulieu, Teagan and Alexandra Cartwright, Jessica and AJ Schrom, and Vincent Benso.
Loretta Dorothy (Ginther) Beaulieu
She is preceded in death by her husband of 68 years; her parents; her brothers, Robert and John Ginther; and many loving friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, Aug. 30, beginning at 11 a.m., at St. Andrew Catholic Church, Cape Coral. The family will receive friends at the Fuller Metz Funeral Home, Cape Coral, Friday, Aug. 30, from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in memory of Loretta to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908.
Please visit www.fullermetz.com to leave the family a condolence.