JOHN D. ‘JACK’ BEATON

Posted Sept. 25, 2008, at 11:17 p.m.

SCARBOROUGH – John D. “Jack” Beaton, 81, of Scarborough, and formerly of Two Lights Road, Cape Elizabeth died peacefully Dec. 26, 2004, after a lengthy illness at the Maine Veteran’s Home. He was born Aug. 9, 1923, in Sherbrooke, Quebec a son of James and Addie Beaton of Brownville Junction. He attended Brownville Junction Schools and graduated high school in 1942. He enlisted in the Air Force in Dec. of 1942. After training in Ohio, Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma he was commissioned as a pilot and flew the B-17 Bomber. He received the rank of Second Lieutenant and served in active duty from 1942 through 1945. He maintained reserve status from 1945 through 1964 and received the rank of First Lieutenant. He attended Husson College in Bangor and married Charlene Turner of Milo on June 23, 1946. After graduating from Husson in 1947, he joined Kraft Foods Company in Bangor. He worked 40 years for Kraft in Baltimore, Md., Presque Isle, Waterville, South Portland, Providence, R.I., Philadelphia, Pa., New York, N.Y. and Chicago, Ill. He retired back to Cape Elizabeth, in 1985 and lived at Two Lights. He enjoyed playing golf and was a member of SCORE, the lions Club and the Cape Elizabeth Methodist Church. Mr. Beaton was predeceased by his wife, Charlene Turner Beaton; his sister, Muriel; also a brother, Robert. He is survived by his two sons, Robert Beaton and his wife, Zeny, of Westbrook, John Beaton Jr. and his wife, Brenda, of Eddington; and his two grandsons, Robert Beaton Jr. and John Beaton lll. If desired contributions may be made to the Cape Elizabeth United Methodist Church, 280 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107. Visiting hours will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, at the Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Road, South Portland. Funeral services will be 4 p.m. Thursday, at the Cape Elizabeth Methodist Church. Interment will be at the Riverside Cemetery in the spring.

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