Elizabeth (Patton) Beam
Age 76 of Export, PA passed away on Saturday, July 3, 2021 at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on April 27, 1945 to Thomas R. and Elizabeth D. (McConaghy) Patton, Jr. She married Peter Beam on December 16, 1972 in Longmeadow, MA.
Elizabeth, who was called “Beth” by most is survived by her beloved husband, Peter; children, Peter R. (Alison) Beam, Thomas C. (Christina) Beam, and Elizabeth B. (Andrew) Bendel; grandchildren, Thomas P. Beam, Jacob T. Beam, Ryan J. Beam, Brian P. Pirone, Elizabeth P. Pirone, and Timothy P. Pirone; mother-in-law Mildred E. Beam and sister-in-law, Pamela G. Patton. She was preceded in death by her parents and by her brother, Thomas R. Patton, III.
Beth’s greatest joy in life were the relationships she built with people. She was a devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and friend.
Beth was a graduate of The MacDuffie School, Bates College and Springfield College. She was a longtime resident of Greenwich, CT. She worked as a guidance counselor at Greenwich High School for 35 years where she touched and impacted the lives of many. Some of her happiest memories were those of her students and co-workers. She was an avid reader and enjoyed going to the movies with her friends or alone! Walking, jogging and bike riding were a regular part of her daily routine. She loved the outdoors and planting flowers that hummingbirds and bees could enjoy. She loved all animals, especially golden retrievers. She was a fierce competitor and thoroughly enjoyed beating her family in all sports and games including her son Tom. He never was able to beat her in a game of ping pong.
Beth had a smile that would light up a room. Many have described her as a “bright light,” which is how she will be remembered by her family who loved her so much.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital: https://www.stjude.org/donate/, Memorial Giving: 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. JOBE FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, INC. (MONROEVILLE/PLUM CHAPEL) 445 Beatty Road, Monroeville (412-856-4747). www.jobefuneralhome.com
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