SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

February 1, 2014

Paula Frances Beaulieu, 66


Salem, MA — Paula Frances Beaulieu - Self-Employed Art Educator.

Paula Frances Beaulieu, 66, of Salem, MA, died on January 24, 2014, in Cape Coral, FL, as a result of complications associated with uterine cancer in the presence of her loving family.

Paula was born on May 28, 1947, at the McGowen Hospital in Methuen, MA. She was the daughter of the late Rita and Paul Casey. Rita Casey was an Art Supervisor in Methuen for over 23 years. Paul Casey was a Railroad Engineer. Paula was married to Phillip Beaulieu on August 3, 1968 (now divorced).

She is survived by her two sons, Daniel Beaulieu and Matthew Beaulieu; her sister, Mary Gerst and three grandchildren, Christopher, Gabriella and Mea; daughter in-law, Jeanne Beaulieu; along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Paula obtained her B.S. degree from Lowell State University before obtaining her M.S. in Arts & Education at Florida Atlantic University. Her career included teaching grades 2 and 5 at Pearl St. School in Reading, MA, author of children's educational books, counselor and educational toy developer to name a few. Most notably, Paula was an art educator, running her own business teaching people of all ages to "Connect with Their Creativity" for the last 15+ years. Paula was an artist throughout her life, a legacy she brought forward from her mother, Rita.

After growing up in Methuen, MA, Paula resided in Hollywood, FL and Reading, MA (where she raised her two children) before moving to Salem, MA where she spent her remaining years.

Funeral services will be held at Sainte Anne's Church at 290 Jefferson Avenue in Salem, MA, on Saturday, February 8, starting at 9:30 a.m. Following the funeral, the family will be hosting a "Celebration of Her Life" at the House of the Seven Gables on 115 Derby Street, also in Salem, MA, one of her favorite places. Her celebration will run from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on February 8.

In lieu of flowers, the family will have donation boxes at the House of the Seven Gables to benefit a couple of specific non-profit groups focused on art education for those in need.

"Creativity occurs in the moment, and in the moment we are timeless."

Artist's Way - A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron.