Published DateSANBORNTON — Gertrude D. (Harnois) Beadle, 75, a longtime Sanbornton resident died on May 22, 2013 after a period of failing health. Gertrude was born in Manchester, NH, October 9, 1937, daughter of the late Ovila and Odila (Sicard) Harnois. Gertrude grew up in Hooksett and lived most of her life in Sanbornton. She and her family owned and operated the Sanbornton General Store for over 20 years. She was later employed at Annalee Dolls and J. Jill. She enjoyed feeding birds, watching wildlife and all that nature offered. Gertrude was an avid puzzle-maker and made thousands of puzzles. Gert's life was dedicated to helping friends and family by making the quality of everyone's life around her better. She was cherished and will be missed by many.
She was predeceased by her sisters Pauline Gagnon and Helen Gomez and her grandchildren Joseph and Bernadette Beadle.
Her family includes her children, Michael Beadle, Barbara Proulx of Tilton, Dorothy Beadle of Bridgewater, Daniel Beadle of Marysville, MT, Katherine Beadle of Essex, MA and Mary Beadle of Franklin; thirteen grandchildren, Michelle, Christina, Sarah, Joshua, Elizabeth, Peter and William Beadle, Matthew and Kimberly Proulx, Danielle and Edward O'Malley and Nadine and Levi Long; her sister: Anita Nadeau of Derry, her brother: Paul Harnois of Hooksett; many nieces and nephews.
According to Gertrude's wishes, calling hours will not be held. A service will be held on Monday, May 27, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road in Tilton. Burial will be at a later date.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Gertrude's name to either, the Alzheimer's Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472 or to the Activities Fund, Peabody Home, 24 Peabody Place, Franklin, NH 03235.For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com