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Beecher King

January 16, 1946 - February 08, 2019

Caswell - Beecher King, 83, died on February 8, 2019, at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor. He was born at home January 16, 1936, the son of the late Xavier and Louise (St. Pierre) King, and was married to Viola Lavoie.
He attended St. Mary's School, Caswell, and was a long-time communicant of St. Joseph Church, Hamlin, where he was baptized, confirmed and married. He last worked at former Loring Air Force Base until his 1985 medical retirement. Previously, he spent several years working local farms and the Limestone Electric Company. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping.
He is survived by: his loving wife of more than 59 years, Viola (Lavoie) King of Caswell; two children, Denise (William) Serenson of Delaware and Gregory King of New Hampshire; one brother, Clayton (Yvonne) King of New York; a daughter-in-law, Teena King of Brunswick; six grandchildren, Justin, Barry, Angela, William, Joseph, and Michael; seven great-grandchildren, Auron, Aden, Kaleb, Addie, Brayden, Easton, and Ella; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Beecher was predeceased by two sons, Glen and Barry King, three brothers, Herman, Raymond, and Wilmont King, and two sisters, Carlene Higgins and Windford King.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at St. Joseph Church, Hamlin. Relatives and friends may greet the family Tuesday 5-8:00 p.m. at Lajoie Funeral Home, 118 High St., Van Buren. Spring interment will be at the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph Church Mercy Meal Program or the St. Joseph Food Pantry, c/o St. Bruno, 174 Main St., Van Buren, ME 04785. To share condolences online, please visit
Published on February 11, 2019
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Barb and Dan Soles and family
Feb 15, 2019
Aunt Vi Denise and Greg, your heart must hold deep sadness now, may it also hold the blessings of the love that will always be a part of you. I will always cherish the times on the hill
Love you Barb Dan and family
Keith King
Feb 14, 2019
Aunt Vi , Denise ,and Greg, and Family, I am so very sorry about Uncle Bee,I wish I could have been there for you all, he will be missed. Aunt Vi I'll always continue to be your FROG! Love You All ,Keith
Gail Berry
Feb 13, 2019
Sorry for your loss Teena and family.
Patti Caldwell Burgess
Feb 12, 2019
Please accept my condolences on the loss of your father. May God comfort you during this difficult time.
Jackie Derrah
Feb 11, 2019
I will fondly remember Beacher from my mail carrying days. He always had a smile and kind word for me. My hear hurts for him and his sweet family. Kurt and I send our depest sympathy to the King and Lavoie family.
Debbie, Greg and family
Feb 11, 2019
Dear Aunt Vi, Denise and Greg,
Though your heart must hold deep sadness now, praying that God will comfort your heart, uplift your spirit, and carry you through this time of sadness to a place of peace.
Uncle Bee will always be my “Dum Dum”
With all our love Debbie, Greg and family
Joe, Vicky Patoine and Family
Feb 11, 2019
Aunt Vi,
We are so deeply sorry for your loss. We are sharing in your sadness and your loss as you remember Uncle Bee. He was a big part in our lives. Always with a big smile and a great sense of humor.

We love you.
Vicky, Joe, and
Marlea, Thomas, & Ian Miller, Mitchell
Feb 11, 2019
Aunt Vi,
Our hearts are so full of sorrow, for not being able to be there with you and all our family, during this difficult time.
Please know, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Uncle Bee will missed by so many, for his caring and uplifting ways, he always brought out the best in all of us and always a smile to our faces.
We love you so much.
Marlea, Tom, & Ian
Dee and Mark and Family
Feb 11, 2019
Aunt Vi , we are so very sorry , Uncle Bee will be missed so much , our sincere apologies for not being able to attend his funeral, We will be thinking of you all during this difficult time, We Love you all dearly, Hugs to you all !
Florence Farrell
Feb 11, 2019
Sorry to hear of Beecher passing.
Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
Florence Farrell