Obituary: Elaine (White) Beals, 93

by beth on August 31, 2016

Elaine (White) Beals, 93, died Sunday August 21, 2016 after a short period of failing health. She was the wife of the late Philip C. Beals who died in 2008.

A memorial service in Southborough is being planned for some time in October. Burial will be private. Arrangements under the direction of the William R. Short and Son Funeral Home (www.shortfuneral.com) of Marlborough.

(Obituary via Legacy.com and Metrowest Daily News)

[Editor’s Note: For readers who aren’t aware, Elaine Beal (and her late husband Philip) made an important, amazingly generous contribution to the preservation of Southborough’s open space.

As explained in Philip’s obituary:

In the 1950s and 60s, he and his wife purchased 190 acres abutting their farm to keep developers at bay. All the land now is protected by permanent conservation restrictions, a lasting tribute to Beals conservation ethic and love for his town.

56 acres of that land is the Beals Preserve gifted to the Southborough Open Land Foundation.]

1 Sharon September 2, 2016 at 2:49 PM

Thank you to Mr. & Mrs. Beals for their very generous donation of land. I occasionally have the opportunity to walk on these trails and always enjoy it.

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