At his home in Framingham, MA with his family at his side, Douglas Irving Beaton died peacefully on February 26th at the age of 70.
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Douglas is survived by his mother, Audrey (Irving) Beaton of Waltham, MA; his wife, Judith Beaton; his siblings Forrest (Woody) Beaton, Bonnie Matthews, and Nancy MacDonald; his children Michael, Elizabeth, and Paul; 5 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father, Roy Beaton of Waltham, MA.
Douglas was born on August 11th, 1950 in Halifax, Nova Scotia to Roy and Eileen Beaton. He graduated from Waltham Vocational High School in 1969. He married Judith in 1976. He worked as a printer for 40 years, beginning at Glidway Printing and later for Watson Printing. Douglas was an avid bowler for more than 40 years and was inducted into the New England States Bowlers Association of the Deaf (NESBAD) Candlepin Hall of Fame in 1998 and the New England States Deaf Bowlers Association Tenpin Hall of Fame in 2014.
For the safety of those we love and care about during this difficult time; and for those who wish to pay their respects to Douglas and his family can do so in accordance with CDC, Federal, State and Local guidelines during Visiting Hours Thursday, March 4th from 4:00-6:00pm. A Funeral Service in celebration of Douglas’s life will follow at 6:00 pm in The Mary Catherine Chapel of Brasco & Son's Funeral Home at 773 Moody Street in Waltham, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Greater Boston Deaf Bowler League, Attn: Jim Rossi, 9 Gordon Street, Malden, MA 02148.