Topsfield — Joanne P. (Correggio) Beaulieu, of 41 Great Hill in Topsfield, passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014, around 4:44 a.m., due to an inherited, on-going illness.
She is survived by her four children, Donna M. Renzulli of Rowley, Benjamin A. Correggio Jr. of Salem, Debra A. Correggio of Chicopee, and John J. Correggio of Peabody. Joanne is also survived by her loving husband of nearly 15 years, Paul Beaulieu of Topsfield; as well as grandchildren Ralph, Chris, Mikey and Matt Renzulli of Rowely; her stepdaughters, Carrie Post and Elizabeth Gale and husband, Tom, along with their children Rebecca, Katelinn, Kylie, Thomas Jr., and Caylee, all of Salem. Lastly, Joanne leaves behind her cousin, Carmen Maglitta and family from Lexington; and “Significant Daughters-in-Law," as Joanne affectionately referred to them, Pam Tusa and Marie Macisaac.
The 4- or 5-year-old Joanne Patricia Maglitta, who had a striking resemblance to the childhood star, Shirley Temple, loved to walk with her father, Alphonse Maglitta, to his favorite escape Mahony’s, a Somerville neighborhood bar. There he would have his boilermaker, while she would tap dance on top of the bar with her fancy dresses and matching shoes for all the dedicated gentleman patrons. She would promise her father to keep it their little secret and not tell her mother, as long as he would take her there again. And he did often. Joanne attended St. John’s parochial school in East Cambridge, and as a teenager, she loved dancing, horseback riding and window modeling for local department stores. She was a social butterfly, a gift she possessed her entire life, along with her love of traveling and tropical beaches.
Joanne will be remembered for the nurturing and endless commitment to her four children, and for the selfless devotion to the only men in her life, the late Ben Anthony Correggio and Paul Beaulieu. And lastly, Joanne will be most admired for her stoic smile and demeanor and amazing human strength during the most difficult times in her life, and especially while entering into the final frontier of her life on earth. May God Bless Joanne.
ARRANGEMENTS: A funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Assumption Church, 758 Salem St., Lynnfield, on Wednesday, April 16, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the Campbell–Lee, Moody, Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, North Beverly, will be on Tuesday, from 4 to 7 p.m. Burial will be private. Contributions may be made in her memory to the Discalced Carmelite Nuns, 15 Mt. Carmel Rd., Danvers, MA 01923, or the Lahey Clinic Medical Center, Hematology Dept., 1 Essex Center Dr., Peabody, MA 01960. For information, directions, or condolences, visit www.campbellfuneral.com.