Age 89 of Lake Worth, FL passed away November 6, 2013. Richard was born on October 8, 1924 in Reading, MA to Eli and Katherine Beaumont. He was a combat veteran from WWII and received the Combat Infantry and Bronze Star with the Ninth Infantry Division. He moved south in 1962 and went to work as a mail carrier in the U.S. Post Office and received three Superior Awards. Richard retired in 1985 and worked at the Lake Worth Golf Course for the next 21 years – until age 81. He was a member of the American Legion, Life Member of the VFW, DAV and the Ninth Infantry Division. He quoted that he had "A Lucky Life!!!"
Richard is survived by: daughter, Marion Beaumont Beyer (husband, Harold); grandaughter, Dee Dee Scott (husband, Michael); and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by: wife, Cecilia; granddaughters, Melissa Anne Sikes, Andrea Renee Sikes; brother, Robert Beaumont; wife, Doris; sister, Shirley Hayes (husband, Dick).
Friends may visit from 4:00 – 6:00pm on Monday, November 11, 2013 at the funeral home. A funeral mass will be held at 10:30am, Tuesday, November 12 at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 6090 Hypoluxo Road, Lake Worth, FL 33463. Interment will follow at Lake Worth Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to: Hospice of Palm Beach County, ATTN: JFK Lauer Unit, 5300 East Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33407.
Dorsey-E. Earl Smith Memory Gardens Funeral Home
3041 Kirk Road, Lake Worth, FLwww.dorsey-smithmemorygardens.com