Edmund "Butch" Beland

Born: Thu., Dec. 31, 1953
Died: Sat., Aug. 17, 2013


Visitation

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Fri., Aug. 23, 2013
Location: Collins Funeral Home, Inc.


Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sat., Aug. 24, 2013
Location: Collins Funeral Home, Inc.


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South Attleboro - Edmund L.  “Butch” Beland, Jr., 59, of South Attleboro died unexpectedly in his sleep Saturday August 17, 2013.  He was the husband of Randy S. (Holden) Beland, recently celebrating their 35th anniversary.  Born in Central Falls, RI, he was the son of the late Edmund L. and Irene (LeBeau) Beland. A graduate of Attleboro High School, class of 1971, he later went on to receive his Associate Degree in Business Administration from the Community College of Rhode Island.  Ed was a Dock Supervisor for JSA Shipping in Cranston, RI, for his entire career of 40 years. He dedicated his life to helping young athletes, coaching youth football, basketball and baseball. He spent 23 years coaching at Bellingham High School. He was a past president of the White Hawks Little League in South Attleboro, an avid golfer and sports fan. He especially loved attending the games of his three daughters who were very active in sports throughout his life. He also enjoyed vacationing at Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire, spending time with family, and friends. 

Besides his wife, he leaves three daughters Jackie M. , Lauren M. Kerri L. Beland all of South Attleboro; two brothers, David Beland and his wife Cindy of South Attleboro and Mark Beland of Attleboro; a sister Deborah A. Ryan and her husband Jim of East Greenwich, RI; a grandson, Jaedyn Beland of South Attleboro; his mother-in-law Doris M. Holden of Chandler, Az; three brothers-in-law, Glenn Holden and his wife Bernadette of Gilbert, AZ, Bob Holden and his wife DaLynn of Scottsdale, AZ and Ken Holden of Chandler, AZ; a sister-in-law Vicki Gosselin and her husband Jay of Seekonk. He also leaves behind many close relatives, lifelong friends, and neighbors. He was pre-deceased by his brother Timothy Beland.

 

A Celebration of his Life will be held Saturday August 24 at 2:00 p.m. in the Fitzgerald & Collins Funeral Home (www.CollinsFuneral.com), 378 Lincoln Street, Marlborough.  Calling hours will be held Friday August 23 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. in the Fitzgerald & Collins Funeral Home, 378 Lincoln Street, Marlborough.  All are invited to sign Ed’s online guestbook at www.CollinsFuneral.com.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Ed’s memory to the Bellingham Booster Club.

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Patricia Collins Gurrieri
   Posted Mon August 19, 2013
Dear Randy and family,

I am so sorry for your loss. Your in my thoughts and prayers.

With love and sympathy,
Patti

Janice Hebert & Lou Ferri
   Posted Tue August 20, 2013
Dear Randy, Lauren, Jackie, Kerrie, Jaedyn, David, Debbie, and Mark and family ...

I and Lou are so very saddened by the sudden loss of Butchy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!

God Bless You All!

Love you!!

Janice & Lou

Janice Hebert
   Posted Tue August 20, 2013
Dear Cousins,

I am truly and deeply saddened by the loss of Butchy. He was taken too soon from all of us. If I can do anything, please let me know!

"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal."
"The angels are always near to those who are grieving, to whisper to them that their loved ones are safe in the hand of God." (He is an angel watching over his family!)

Hey, Butchy, yes, Lou is riding that Harley!

I love you all!!!

Janice

John Cotter
   Posted Tue August 20, 2013
To the Beland Family,
Coach Beland was a great mentor to my son. I will never forget his dedication to the kids. He will be greatly missed on the Bellingham football field. To early for a great man. May he rest in peace.
-John Cotter

Ben Colella
   Posted Tue August 20, 2013
My deepest sympathy to the Beland family,i have only known coach for a short time and going to miss the conversations we had every day during the football season and when we got together,a true mans man. Ben Colella asst. football coach Bellingham H.S.

Marge and Fred Gariepy
   Posted Wed August 21, 2013
To Cindy, Dave and the rest of the Beland family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow, may he rest in peace.

Coach Cap
   Posted Wed August 21, 2013
Randy and My Girls,

I sit here at School today with the heaviest Heart I have ever had. It has been heavy since I received your call Saturday Morning. I love your Dad. Love him like a brother. All four of you know deep down inside I love each of you. I have for many years. You are all a part of me. My darling wife Anne and I will make it up there Saturday morning. As you know we play our first game Friday night and I KNOW deep down Coach Beland will be looking down on me, my kids and my coaches guiding us to do the right things. Right after the game we will head to the airport as we both need to be with all of you. I hope all goes as well as can be expected Friday night and I will see all of you Saturday.

You truly have ALL of my love.

Coach Cap


Kathie Spinner
   Posted Wed August 21, 2013
Dear Randy and Family - Eric's and my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Our sincerest sympathy for your loss. Love, Kathie & Eric

Terry Holland
   Posted Wed August 21, 2013
Dear Randy, Jackie, Lauren & Kerri,

My thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire Beland/Holden family. I am so sorry for your loss. I always liked Eddie and his great smile!

"Memories are treasures
No one can steal
Death is a heartache
No one can heal
Some may forget you
Now that your're gone
But we shall remember
No matter how long." Author Unkown

With much love and many prayers.
Terry


NANCY AND MICHAEL RAMOS
   Posted Wed August 21, 2013
RANDY, AND GIRLS; VERY SORRY FOR YOUR SUDDEN LOSS..MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THE GOOD TIME WE HAD.
LOVE ALWAYS, NANCY AND MICHAEL

Chris Vivar
   Posted Wed August 21, 2013
Dear Randy,Jackie,Lauren and Kerri.
We are so sorry for your loss and our prayers are with you in this sad
time.. If you need anything please call us..

Love the Vivar's

Lori Carreiro
   Posted Wed August 21, 2013
Randy & Daughters, Mark & the rest of the Beland Family,

I'm so very sorry and sad for your loss.

Eddie was a great man, who I'm happy to have known.

Know that he and all your wonderful memories of him, will live on within all of you forever.

My deepest sympathy,

Lori Carreiro

David Arcese
   Posted Wed August 21, 2013
Randy,Jackie,Lauren,and Kerri,

I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family during these difficult times.

David Arcese

Lisa Belanger(Joubert)
   Posted Wed August 21, 2013
So sorry Randy & family and the whole Beland family. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. My biggest memory of Butchie, was his smile, always smiling. May he rest in peace with his Mom, Dad, Timmy, Joy and anyone else who was dear to him. May he have eternal rest.

The Belanger Family

richard frechette
   Posted Wed August 21, 2013
To all of the Beland family I can not say how sorry and sad I was to hear of his death. He was a wonderful customer of the Ritz Dinette and will always be the quiet guy who loved to sit in the booth and read the paper and never never complain about anything. I will miss cooking his breakfast of half bacon half sausage and homefries with onions. He was a very special person and all of us will miss him...stay strong

Sheila Phinney
   Posted Wed August 21, 2013
Mark and family, sorry to hear of your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

chick, janice and sara carter
   Posted Thu August 22, 2013
we are so sorry for your loss. prayers and thoughts are with you in this time of sorrow. may his memories, stay alive within your hearts.

Phil Stanhope
   Posted Thu August 22, 2013
My deepest condolences to the Beland and Holden families and friends. Very sad to hear of this huge loss.

Debra Vernaglia
   Posted Thu August 22, 2013
Dear Randi
I'm very sorry to hear about your husband. Please accept my condolences for you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all right now.

Phil & Linda Paquin
   Posted Thu August 22, 2013
Dear Randy and Family,

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We have great memories of all the White Hawk football days. Such a great man. He touched so many people and made such a difference is so many young peoples lives.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this very difficult time.

Phil & Linda Paquin

Christine Pellegrini
   Posted Thu August 22, 2013
Dear Randy, Jackie, Lauren and Kerri:
We are so sorry for your loss. Bill and I will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.

God Bless,
Chris and Bill Pellegrini

Michael Colman
   Posted Fri August 23, 2013
Dear Beland family,
I am terribly sorry to hear of your loss. You are all certainly in my thoughts. I have been looking forward to this football season for quite some time. My son is 5 and we have been planning to go to Bellingham football games all summer and I couldn't wait to see Coach Beland again after all these years. We are still going to go and my thoughts will always be with you. I will miss that gentle smile.

Jay Vieira
   Posted Fri August 23, 2013
Dear Beland family,
I am so very saddened of the news of losing such a fantastic person. He was our coach, our friend and our mentor. He meant so much to the Attleboro and South Attleboro community and will truly be missed, but never forgotten. I know I speak for many when I state that our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
With deepest sympathy,
Jason Vieira and family

Michael Joubert
   Posted Fri August 23, 2013
Dear Randy, Jackie, Lauren & Kerri,
my deepest sympathy goes out to all of you!!! Butchy was a great guy and always uplifting and happy. I will miss his smile and talks about playing football. Just a great guy. He will be sadly missed.

Adam Bernard
   Posted Fri August 23, 2013
Dear Beland family.

Coach beland will forever hold a place in my heart. I can only hope that my children are able to meet and be coached by some one so humble and truly caring. The memories I have I will share with my children of a man so selfless in his pursuit to coach and mentor so many young men. His smile and caring nature always was able to calm me down before a big game. God bless you coach beland and may you rest in sweet peace in football heaven.

Thomas Fox
   Posted Fri August 23, 2013
To the Beland Family: I met Butch in 1981 at JSA.We saw each other every day,shared a smile and talked about our kids quite often. Now things are different but the memories will always remain. I hold a special place in my heart for him. I also offer the Beland family my sincere condolences. Best of luck to his family,
Tom Fox
Beatrice Furtado

DEL KELLY
   Posted Fri August 23, 2013
DEAR FAMILY I AM SO SADDENED BY THE DEATH OF ED. i HAVE BEEN THINKING BACK AT ALL THE GREAT TIMES ON THE FOOTBALL FIELD AND DOWN THE CAPE. ED PLAYED SUCH AN IMPORTANT ROLE BEING A GREAT FOOTBALL COACH BUT MORE THAN THAT HE WAS A GREAT ROLE MODEL HE GENUINELY CARED FOR THE YOUNGSTERS.


LOVE DEL KELLY

James F. Burns jr.
   Posted Sat August 24, 2013
My deepest sympathy to Randy and Family , it was a pleasure knowing Butch , since he was a little tyke , he will be missed !!!!!!!!!!!

Auntie Lou
   Posted Sat August 24, 2013
Dear Randy - Jackie - Lauren - Kerri and all my sister`s children - What a sad day for all of you and us - Butch has been re-united with all our loved ones who have gone before us - May he rest in peace - he will be missed -
My Deepest Sympathy to all of you

Lou Hebert
   Posted Tue August 27, 2013
Dear Randy - Jackie - Lauren - Kerri - and all my sister`s children - What a sad day for all of you and us - Butch is re-united with all our loved ones who have gone before us -
My Deepest Sympathy to all of you
Love Auntie LOU

Dave Manning
   Posted Mon September 02, 2013
Coach B, I wish I found this sooner, you were a great man and a pretty awesome coach. I send my deepest sympathies to your family, I can't even find words to what I want to say here, so I guess I'll just leave with this...give god a forearm bump for me when you get to heaven.

RIP Coach B

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