Beatrice P. Canetto

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Beatrice P. "Bea" Canetto


Beatrice Paul Canetto passed away on July 26, 2016 in Englewood, Colorado at the age of 67.  Bea is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Matt and Susan Canetto, her daughter and son-in-law, Angie and Pat Ryan, and her sister and brother-in-law, Sherry and Roger Decker.  Bea cherished spending time with her four grandchildren, Paige, Pete, Lily and Tommy. She is preceded in death by her father and mother, Walter and Bernice Paul.


Bea was born on February 22, 1949 in Hudson, NY and graduated from SUNY Cortland in 1971 with a degree in Physical Education. She married William Canetto in 1970 and was married for 37 years. She taught Physical Education for a short time before having her two children and becoming a full-time mom. Bea was very active in the community during this time where she taught swimming lessons to many children in Ancram, NY.  As her children entered school, Bea started working as a clerk for the United States Postal Service in Claverack, NY. She worked there many years until she became disabled with rheumatoid arthritis. Even after her disability, Bea continued to work at COARC in Philmont, NY as an administrative assistant.  Bea moved to Denver, CO in 2008 to be closer to family where she lived the rest of her remaining years.


Bea’s wishes were for any donations to be made to:  Arthritis Foundation N’Eastern NY Chapter 1717 Central Ave #105 Albany, NY 12205.


Family and friends are encouraged to share stories and photographs of Bea here on her website (click appropriate tab on the left side of this page).

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  1. Sherry, So sorry to learn of Bea's passing. She was such a warm hearted person. She took life saving in Hudson with my brother and myself and I really got to know her then. Also, I remember Matt and Angie in nursery school when I worked for Flora Bergquist. You and all of your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Sherry,
    So sorry to hear about the loss of your sister Beatrice. Being a bit older than she was, in spite of growing up next door to you and her in Hillsdale I did not know her very well, but I do often think of you and those years when we were good friends and neighbors. Please know that you are well remembered by me and many other of your old RJ classmates during this difficult time.

  3. Dear Matt and Angie, I am so very sorry that you've lost your Mom. She was very close friends with my sister, Barbara, in high school. If it weren't for her, I would never have learned how to do a jack knife, swan dive, flip … off the diving board at Christiana's pool (I think that's what it was called) on the road where Taconic Hills High School is today. Your Mom would stand by the diving board watching and guiding as I tried and tried again! What great memories I have of her! She was a special lady, but that you already knew. My deepest sympathy to you and your families, and to Sherry and Roger.

  4. My heart breaks for all the family. I have so many memories of Bea, starting in high school and all through raising our children. She was a great person to have as a friend. Rest in Peace my friend!! Say hi to Doug and Carol on the other side.

  5. Sherry – I was saddened to hear about the passing of Bea. It seems like just yesterday that we were all together in school and enjoying life and growing up. I hope you and your family are well, and maybe I will see you at the reunion dinner later this month. Prayers and thoughts are with you.

  6. Sherry, Roger and family, So very sorry to hear of Bea's passing. She was such a wonderful person. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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