BANGOR – Frederick Bean, 85, died peacefully Oct. 31, 2009, surrounded by family at a Bangor health care facility. He was born Aug. 9, 1924, in Bangor, the son of Weiler A. and Amy T. (Perry) Bean, and was lovingly raised after the early death of his mother by Inez D. Bean. Fred graduated from Husson College. He was president and general manager of W.A. Bean and Sons – a Bangor meat processing company from 1968 until 2002. He enjoyed singing and was very active in many theatrical and musical groups in the community. Fred was a member of Hammond Street Congregational Church; Rising Virtue Masonic Lodge No. 10; Scottish Rite Bodies Valley of Bangor; Maine Consistory 32nd degree, Portland; Anah Shriners; and an active member of the Chanters. He was a former member of Bangor Toastmasters Club. Surviving are his beloved wife of 52 years, Colleen C. Bean; his brother, Albert Bean and his wife, Emily and their six children, Elizabeth Bean, Dorothy Lippincott, Judith Bean, John Bean, David Bean and Albert Bean Jr., and their children, Ian Bean, Breanna Bean and Leva Bean; sister-in-law, Lorraine C. Perkins; and nephews, Scott and Christopher Perkins and his wife, Claire. Relatives and friends are invited to call 3-5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor, where funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, with the Rev. Dr. Mark Allen Doty, pastor of Hammond Street Congregational Church, officiating. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments at Brookings-Smith Family Center, 163 Center St., Bangor, after the service. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery, Newport.
FREDERICK N. BEAN
Posted Nov. 01, 2009, at 7:54 p.m.