Calvin L. Beede, Sr. Print E-mail

Calvin L. Beede, Sr.

Retired Owner and Operator L.O. Beede and Sons, Inc.

Calvin L. Beede, Sr., 93, of Amherst, New Hampshire but formerly of Lowell, Massachusetts, died Monday August 17, 2020 in Hudson, Florida after a brief illness.

He was the loving husband of the late Florence N. (Simon) Beede and the late Rose M. (Batchon) Beede.

Born in Lynn, Massachusetts, October 19, 1926, a son of the late Louis and the late Mabel F. (Spinney) Beede, he attended Lynn schools and was a graduate of Lynn English High School Class of 1943. He went on to attend Norwich University before entering the service.

A veteran of World War II, he proudly served his country with the U.S. Navy.

At age 80, Calvin retired as the owner and operator of L.O. Beede & Sons, a 3rd generation producer of industrial wood products.

A devout member of his church, St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in Lowell, he was a former Sunday school teacher and Parish Council member.

Calvin was a 32nd Degree Mason and a 72 - year member of the Marblehead, MA Philanthropic Lodge. He was also a member of the Shriners.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, travelling, hockey, dancing and roller skating; being with his family brought him great joy, which included Sunday outings at Salem Willows and summer vacations at the Cape.

Calvin had an easy smile and an optimistic outlook that will be remembered by all those who knew him.

He is survived by three children Louise A. Curtis and her husband Bruce of Amherst, NH, Calvin L. Beede, Jr. of Gainesboro, TN and Rose M. Beede of New Port Richey, FL; a granddaughter Jacqueline M. Cook and her husband Robert of Amherst, NH; two great grandchildren Makenna Cook and Dean Cook; a sister-in-law Louise A. Elwell of Burlington, MA; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also the father of the late James L. Beede and predeceased by his siblings Frederick Beede, Clifford Beede, Frances Townsend and Clara Beede.

Due to Covid 19 restrictions all services are private for the family. His committal service will take place at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Lynn, MA. E-condolences at Those wishing can make contributions in his memory to St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 44 Bowers St., Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL, MA (978) 458-8768.

Condolences (2)
  • Tim Fraize  - Sorry for your loss
    Cal was a very kind soul and growing up he always treated me like family. I have many memories of vacations with your family down the cape and working at the shop. I have a bag of sweeping compound in my garage and think of those days every time I use it. He was always whistling a tune. He was a special man. Please give my best to the rest of your family. Those Who Mourn by CW Leadbeater. For this is the real truth; man is a soul and has a body. The body is not the man; it is only the clothing of the man. What you call death is the laying aside of a worn-out garment, and is no more the end of the man than it is the end of you when you remove your coat. Therefore, you have not lost your friend; you have only lost sight of the cloak in which you were accustomed to see him. The cloak is gone, but the man who wore it is not; Surely it is the man that you love and not the garment.
  • Mary Doherty Constantine
    Calvin, so very sorry to hear of the passing of your dad.
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