Bea Flood, 83, of Belfast, passed away June 7, 2014 in Blue Hill. Born Bertha Lillian Bachelder March 3 1931, she transcended the limits of the physical world to join her husband Warren; sons Ron, John and Jeff; granddaughter Melanie; her parents John and Gladys (Whitten) Bachelder; sisters Pearl and Phyllis; brother Raymond; and nephew David. Still here to carry on Bea’s legacy are her daughter Rebecca and son Terry; grandchildren Warren, Danny, Jimmy, Yvonne, Sara, Matthew, Christy, John Thomas, Adam, Sadie, Amy, Harmony, Benjamin and Thomas; 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson; her sisters Ruth, Shirley and Maxine; many nieces and nephews; brother-in-law Don and a special friend and sister-in-law Louise.
Bea was known for her independent, free spirit, limitless energy, desire for fun and adventure, and her love of God, music, dancing and singing.
Many will remember her beautiful singing. She will most be remembered as a Mom and Grandmother who kept the home fires burning and the many, many meals she cooked for her children and grandchildren. She loved motorcycles and was blessed with one last ride at the age of 81.
Bea would love to give one last message to all those she loves: “Whatever you are, be a good one” — Abe Lincoln.
A celebration of life will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, June 28 at Bird Farm, 377 Lincolnville Ave., Belfast. Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.ripostafh.com.