Paul Beals

Born: Tue., Jan. 28, 1947
Died: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018


Visitation

9:30 AM to 10:45 AM, Sat., Mar. 17, 2018
Location: Bridge Community Church


Celebration of Life

11:00 AM Sat., Mar. 17, 2018
Location: Bridge Community Church


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Paul Beals, 71, of Terryville, CT. passed away at home peacefully with his family by his side after battling a long-time illness, Thursday Feb. 15, 2018. Paul was born, January 28, 1947 in Bristol, Son of the late Gordon Beals Sr. and survived by his Dear Mother Myrtle Beals that started this crazy bunch.
He is also survived by his Life Partner, Best Friend and Loving Wife of 51 years, April Beals. Their 3 children who loved him so much, Son, Todd Beals and his wife Debbie of Keystone Heights, Florida. Daughter, Kelly Daniels and her husband Guy of Bristol, Son, Ron Pinheiro and his wife Cynthia of Parker Colorado. He also leaves 6 grandchildren, Emily, Meagan, Mallorie, Sarah, John & Ben who he loved beyond words. He is also survived by his Brother, Gordon Beals Jr, and Sister, Sandra Harkey, along with several Nieces, Nephews and Many Close Friends.
Paul lived in Terryville, CT. for 49 years; of that, he was a Police Officer for 33 years, a protector and peace keeper for the Plymouth community which he truly loved. During this time he served in many rolls as a Senior Firearms Instructor for the Town of Plymouth, Certified Instructor for the Municipal Police Training Academy, an Undercover Narcotics Investigator with the State Wide Narcotics Task Force, Certified Fire Investigator for the town of Plymouth, Investigator for many major crimes, NRA Firearms Instructor, One of the 1st Members of Plymouth Volunteer Ambulance Corp., Member of The Order of DeMolay, He was a Boy Scout (Troop 4) in Bristol. Camp Wightman held a special place in Paul's heart with many memories and happy times. He devoted both time and energy putting the dock in and taking it out every year since 1960. The friendships that he developed there grew into an enormous extended family. Words cannot express the love and the bond that is felt by this family.
Paul had such a love for making people smile, laugh and bring the best out of them. He was the energy that would light up any place he went, leaving huge footprints in the lives of the people he touched. When Paul retired in 2002, he loved to travel, spending time with his family at Martha’s Vineyard, playing cards with friends and just puttering around the home, but his greatest love was spending time with his family and taking care of them. Forever in our hearts.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Bristol Hospital Hospice and especially Julie who made all the difference in the world.  The Memorial Service will be a Celebration of Paul’s life on Saturday, 17 March, at 11 a.m. at Bridge Community Church at 43 School St. Bristol Connecticut. A short calling hour will be held at 9:30 A.M. to 10:45 A.M. In lieu of flowers, any donations can be made to: Camp Wightman:  207 Coal Pit Hill Rd. Griswold CT. 06351 or Plymouth Volunteer Ambulance Corp: 191 Main St. Terryville, CT 06786.
You can go to Scott Funeral Home, Inc. www.scottfuneralhomeinc.com for any questions. Please post any memories you may have of Paul. They will be treasured.


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Sam Alkas
   Posted Tue February 20, 2018
I was a young kid when I met Officer Paul Beals he was a good officer and would give u a break as long as u told him the truth I will miss him as we were good friends may he rest in peace friends and Prayers to the family and town of Terryville

maryann/mark grodecki
   Posted Tue February 20, 2018
Dear April, Kelly, Todd, family/friends of Paul,

We are so very sorry to hear of Paul's passing. He was a great guy, and friend. We have so many memories of getting together, silly times and always wondering if he was going to pick your nose. Paul was a very caring, person and great friend to all who knew him. Please know we keep you all in our hearts and prayers. With deepest sympathy.
Much love and hugs, Maryann and Mark

Patty Boyle
   Posted Tue February 20, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. Paul was a great person and friend. He will truly missed.

Mark Grodecki
   Posted Tue February 20, 2018
Rest in peace my dear friend. I will always remember the good times we had at work and play. You were a very loving and unselfish friend and coworker. Though there were many miles between us, our friendship never waivered. Dear April, Kelly, Todd and family Paul will always be with you and will always be in my heart.

Frederick Sebastian
   Posted Tue February 20, 2018
It is so hard to loose a close friend Paul and I grew up together we got in trouble as kids messing around and our parents would yell at us we were in boy scouts, went on trips and had lots of fun growing up. Paul was a good Man and husband and father everybody liked Paul. I will miss him a great deal because it was a true friendship that the people of today don't have. love you Paul see you when I get there.

Ann an Eugene Bove
   Posted Tue February 20, 2018
Paul, you will be missed, but we have so many fun memories. We had great card games, trip to the vineyard and all those jokes were great. You were so caring and supportive. I will try to keep your angel wife under control. Love you forever.

The Dove family
   Posted Tue February 20, 2018
We are so sorry for the loss of this amazing man. We met Paul and April for the first time in 2005 when we started attending Bristol Baptist Church Mr Beals was sooo funny and he always made my kids laugh. He was such a funny man but also genuinely caring and a lot of fun to be around We will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers

Jocelyn Nightingale & John Pirro
   Posted Tue February 20, 2018
I met him when he and April began their journey. We laughed, cried and laughed some more during their lifetime together. There hasn't been a major life's event that we haven't been through together. Paul saw the good in people, always believing they were doing their best. Their life together encompassed multitudes of friends and of course their family was always their greatest joys. We both know Paul will always be in our hearts and all those who knew him. We love you!

Edward Spyros
   Posted Tue February 20, 2018
You fulfilled your commitment to serve & protect with great honor. No doubt, one of the greatest from PPD. God speed my friend...

larry nelson
   Posted Tue February 20, 2018
It was so sad to read of your passing. I can only think what heaven will be like there
with you and Ugliarolo together. Well protected for sure. I will always remember the great job you did on the case of the two photographer's that were filming little kids.
I know how many hours you put on that. Even when they came up for parole they did not get it. Paul I will miss you were a great partner and friend. If you knew Paul you knew there was an APRIL. He loved you dearly. Yes, we all are going to miss him. Our very best to you April and your family
Unit #34

Rev. Dr. Chris Drew
   Posted Tue February 20, 2018
So sorry to have lost a dear friend and brother in Christ. Enjoyed our many chats and visits and frequent run ins (usually at the supermarket). Paul was a good man. Sorry I cannot be at the memorial service as we have relocated to NH. Love and prayers.

Richard Covello Major CSP (ret)
   Posted Wed February 21, 2018
To April and family Kathy and I are very sorry for your loss. While it has been many years since we share community socials that were great fun,they were fond memories. I worked with Paul who was a cherriful but serious police officer about his duties, which were a passion and commitment. My compliments and respect. God speed and peace in his memory.

Sally Barnes
   Posted Wed February 21, 2018
To April and Family,

"Bealsy Baby/Uncle Paulie" will forever be in my heart. He was one of the good guys. My Dad and Paul got along very well and Paul was there when my Dad died. His smile and laugh lit up the whole room. I still live by his famous words "Good nasal hygiene is next to godliness"! The old Plymouth PD is getting back together so I know heaven is laughing and will be safe.
Rest In Peace my Old Friend

Dennis Relihan
   Posted Wed February 21, 2018
To April and family,
I just became aware of Paul's passing and I was quite shocked of the news. It's been decades since I last talked to Paul but I remember Paul very well from his days on the Ambulance Corps.
Paul was on the first team of men who volunteered back in 1968 and his contribution helped to make the Corps a viable entity for the town.
He was a dedicated and conscientious member with a great sense of duty and humor. He made us all laugh at times when we needed it.
My heartfelt condolences to Paul's family.
God Bless

Lisa Berube
   Posted Wed February 21, 2018
To Beals Family, So sorry for your loss..The Berube Family

micheal Robson
   Posted Wed February 21, 2018
I have had the pleasure of knowing Paul since 1974 when he was friends with my parents and would visit to ride the horses. After speaking with his family yesterday, they asked to post my memories.

Paul was a really great guy and because of my parents would watch out for me when I was young...Paul has talked to me, yelled at me and saved me so many times from tickets or future trouble.

I was a mess as a teen as many teens are. Paul saw the good in me when I couldn't even see it in myself.

People pass and we never get a chance to say thank you or I love you...Not for me...I had the chance to reconnect with Paul through Facebook after many years. I took the opportunity to thank him for for EVERYTHING he has done for me over the years and tell him how much I loved him and how much he meant to me....He laughed and said awwww you were just a kid!! But I did tell him how much I looked up to him, respected and admired him through the years.

So with this, I would like to say Rest in Peace to a wonderful man who left a hand print on my life.

I turned out well Paul and I hope your proud at what you see.

I will NEVER forget you....Love ya man!!!

Mike Robson

Julie Bardell
   Posted Wed February 21, 2018
Dear April and family,
Please accept my sincere condolences. I fondly remember you both from my dad's place.

May Paul rest in eternal peace.
Blessings and prayers for strength in this difficult time.
Julie

Stan Olszewski
   Posted Wed February 21, 2018
As a young and wild teenager, I got into my share of trouble. Resulting in a few arrests Im not very proud of. As I was a boy that took my punisment like a man, Paul gave me the respect that I showed him... he saw inside me what others did not. I wish I went back to Terryville to tell him how much I appreciated that.. Thank you officer Beals, may you rest in peace.

Mary Robinson
   Posted Wed February 21, 2018
Cousin April,
I am thinking of you and your kids and grandkids in this very hard time .
I am so thankful that I was here when you and Paul came to visit Mom.
I have great memories at the beach near the Rock. What a great man Paul was.
What a lovely family you have and I know you will be holding each other up.
Love to you all.

Darcie Jalbert
   Posted Thu February 22, 2018
Dear Beals Family,
My sincere condolence to all of you. I grew up in Plymouth and went to school with Todd &Kelly. Your dad was such a good guy. He was always nice when us kids were over at the house. And he was a pretty cool police officer- he was fair. I want you to know you are in my prayers and may your dad rest in peace. God Bless!

Dr. Eloise O'Brien
   Posted Fri February 23, 2018
Dearest April,

I am heartbroken over your loss. Paul was a lovely man and a hoot at times. I will remember him (and his constant teasing) most fondly. Love to you all in this difficult time.

Eloise

Sally Fortier
   Posted Fri February 23, 2018
I was saddened to hear about Paul. We were neighbors and friends on North Main Street. Throughout the years we had lots of fun and laughs. You both were great friends and I still consider that friendship to this day. Please know my prayers and love go out to you and your children.
Love, Sally Fortier

Dan Guido
   Posted Fri February 23, 2018
I met Paul this past summer and he made me laugh after the first 30 seconds. He was a man with a sense of humor and a friendly spirit. Definitely will be missed. My love and prayers for his family.

Kenny Tenan
   Posted Sat February 24, 2018
I am truly sorry for the loss of Uncle Paul, he was always a caring person and could bring humor to any situation. One of my earliest memories of camp was when a fishing hook got stuck in my finger. Uncle Paul was there trying to make me laugh and feel better when it had to be removed. Since that day he called me captain hook, a nickname that sounded silly at first but began to grow on me over time. I still think about the jokes and laughter Uncle Paul and I shared, as they continue to live on with me in college.

Paul Mccauley
   Posted Sun February 25, 2018
So many memories from California, to New England to Florida. Memories across the spectrum form bizarre to hilarious; he always kept me laughing and off balance awaiting what's next. His imitation of me and my deep south speech was one favorite in cafes and on main street of Martha's Vineyard. Miss you Paul Beals

Kelly McCauley
   Posted Tue February 27, 2018
My condolences on our loss. Paul sure made the world a better place. When I was a little girl we lived in the same neighborhood as the Bealls. He was always quick with a joke and fun to be around. I used to put on my roller skates and knock on his door to see if he could come out to play. Gosh, that was 1978 and I was four years old. The Bealls have been life long friends of my family and he will surely be missed. He will be missed.

Catherine Goodfield - Lafrance
   Posted Wed February 28, 2018
To the Beals Family. My condolences. Mr. Beals was a great man, i would run into him and he always had a big smile and would ask how things were. He was always my favorite Police Officer because he was fair and kind. He will be missed.

David Jankoski
   Posted Wed February 28, 2018
I worked with Paul many years at the Plymouth Police Department. I will remember those days for the rest of my life. He truly was a smart and caring officer. I also remember the time I flew him and his wife to Martha's Vineyard for a day. It was an experience! Miss you Paul.

murlene black
   Posted Thu March 01, 2018
I worked with Paul at the police dept for many years. He was always there with a witty joke to put a smile on my face. He was a wonderful man and he truly loved his family.

Nancy Ogle
   Posted Thu March 01, 2018
Dear April and Family,

My thoughts ,Love, and prayers are with you, and family during this time. I
heard many stories about you and Paul from Mom and Dad over the years, so many of them funny! Because he and I shared our profession, he will always be my brother. I will Miss playing Words with friends with him and our kidding back and forth during games. Stay strong, thinking of you,
Love Nancy Ogle

Candy Kamens
   Posted Sat March 10, 2018
I just read of Mr. Beals passing in the Plymouth Connection and it saddened me. I was one of the kids that hung around the gas station in the center of Plymouth in the early '70's. We always called him Mr. Beals and as everyone else attested, he was one of the good guys. We respected him and knew we'd get a fair shake. My sympathies to his family.

Rolf Pottinger
   Posted Mon February 11, 2019
I knew Paul for years. I lived across the lake from Camp Wightman. Many early summers I would don my SCUBA gear and help Paul put in the old rusted steel dock until is was replaced. I was given parts of the rusted white decking. Many days, but mostly nights, we would row boats, canoes or kayaks around Billings Lake. We had great adventures (like Tom and Huck). My father was a police officer for 33 years, also. My twin brother, too. Who knew, so far back, that we all would be in law enforcement?

I didn't know that Paul died until a few minutes, ago. I was looking him up (Facebook, etc.) to see what he was doing now. Perhaps to chat and meet.
See you later, Paul.

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