Born in Claremont, NH, on October 30th, 1933, she was the third child of Yvonne and Lorenzo Carreau who moved from Canada to Claremont in 1921. She graduated from St. Mary’s High School in 1951. Prior to marrying the love of her life, Normand Beaudry, in 1955, Toni worked at Joy Manufacturing. Toni stayed home to raise her children in a loving, caring and supportive environment. In 1978, they welcomed another son to the family through the AFS program. After the kids started school, she worked part-time as an office manager for the Charlestown VNA. Toni was an EMT on the Charlestown Ambulance for over ten years. In 1975, she obtained her Real Estate license and began managing the Real Estate business of Beaudry Construction and Real Estate. In 1987, she served as President of the NH Association of Realtors and was awarded State Realtor of the Year. She continued her work in Real Estate until her retirement.
Toni was known as a supportive and loving wife, dedicated mother and a kind hearted friend. In addition to reading, she enjoyed spending winters in Sedona, AZ where her artistic talents flourished. Her paintings warm the walls in many homes. Though quiet, she loved dancing, playing cards, watching the Boston Celtics, Red Sox games and traveling with her husband and friends. She also delighted in visits from her grandchildren and following their many adventures.
Toni is survived by her husband of 62 years, Normand Beaudry of Charlestown; their sons Mike Beaudry and his wife Joan, Tom Beaudry, Dave Beaudry and his wife Jackie, Frederic Hegg and their daughter Ann Beaudry-Torrey and her husband Dana. Toni is also survived by many grandchildren: Chris, Trevor, Kirsten, Joshua, Rachel, Mollie, Megan, Maddie and many nieces and nephews. Toni was predeceased by her parents, sisters Georgette Menard and Dorothy Kaufmann, and daughter-in-law, Sharlene Beaudry.
Family and friends may come to offer their condolences and support at the Charlestown Memorial Chapel, 34 Main Street in Charlestown, NH from 5-7 pm on Friday, January 26TH. A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, January 27th, 11 AM at St. Catherine’s Church in Charlestown, NH. A reception will follow at the Charlestown Senior Center. The burial will be in the spring in St. Catherine Cemetery.
Should family or friends desire, a memorial gift to St. Jude’s, Shriners or Mt. Ascutney Hospital & Rehabilitation Center may be made in lieu of flowers.
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