Joan Dorothy KillKelley Beam

Mrs. Joan Dorothy KillKelley Beam, age 78, passed away at home Friday, March 7, 2014. She was born September 5, 1935, in Concord, New Hampshire, to the late James and Margaret KillKelley. Mrs. Beam was a graduate of Keene State Teachers College and received her Master’s degree in food science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She taught junior high before marrying, and later taught nursery school and worked as a tax preparer. She enjoyed golf, tennis, mahjong and spending time with friends and family. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, John Beam of Winston-Salem, N.C.; two sons, Kevin Beam and wife Kathleen of Westwood, MA, and Eric Beam and wife Mary Johns of Houston, TX; one daughter, Sara Beam of New York City; three grandchildren, Katherine, Daniel and John Beam; three brothers, Robert KillKelley and wife Victorine, David KillKelley and wife Lucille, Richard KillKelley and wife Doreen; and 10 nieces and nephews.

A memorial Mass will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 15, 2014, at Holy Family Catholic Church by Father Stephen Hoyt. The family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cancer Research Institute, One Exchange Plaza, 55 Broadway, Suite 1802, New York, NY 10006 or www.cancer
giving. Online condolences may be made at (Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel).