Eugene F. Bartlett, 88, of Bellingham passed away peacefully on Jan. 16 with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband for 65 years of Dorothy (Hazen) Bartlett and the loving father of Robin J. Beauparlant and husband Albert of Harrisville, Rhode Island, Peter J. Bartlett and wife Jennifer of Wrentham, and Terri-Lynn Hart and husband Daniel of Bellingham. He leaves his cherished six grandchildren, Stephanie Schlesinger and husband Matthew, Ashley Beauparlant, Aarik Beauparlant, Rachel Bartlett, Nicholas Bartlett and Rebecca Brothers, and four great-grandchildren, Aaden, Elliana, Jacob and A.J.
Eugene was born in Hartford, Connecticut, on June 6, 1935, the son of the late Frank E. and Anna (Korpita) Bartlett, and the brother of Kenneth Bartlett (and wife Marta), Richard Bartlett, Thomas Bartlett (and wife Barbara), Marleen Cahoon (and husband Roger), Harold Shaughnessy Jr. (and wife Patricia), Gale Walsh and Joan Hanson (and husband Don). He leaves his nieces and nephews.
Eugene was a resident of Bellingham for 59 years. He formerly lived in Holliston and Hopkinton. He was a graduate of Hopkinton High School and attended Johnson & Wales College.
He was a United States Korean War veteran, attaining the rank of SP3, and received the National Defense Service Medal and the Army Occupation Medal (Germany).
Eugene served for 47 years with the Bellingham Auxiliary Police, including as chief for more than 40 years. He worked as a laborer with Local 609 in Framingham. He was a member of the Massachusetts Freemasons.
He loved listening to swing and big band music and dancing with his wife Dorothy. He also enjoyed trips to the casinos and working out in his yard, and he was an avid fisherman. He loved watching any kind of football and baseball, but loved his New England teams. He coached Pop Warner football when his son Peter was in school. He loved watching his Western movies. He always had a joke and a story to tell. Devoted to his family, he will be greatly missed.
A funeral service was held Jan. 23 at Cartier’s Funeral Home, Bellingham. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Eugene F. Bartlett to a charity of your choice.
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