Beatrice Harriman

Nov 10, 2017

Beatrice “Sweet Bea” (Shute) Harriman, 70, of Stockton Springs, passed away Nov. 7, 2017, in Brewer.

She was born March 30, 1947, in Stockton Springs to Manly and Barbara (Grindle) Shute Jr. Beatrice attended school in Stockton Springs and Searsport. She was employed at “The Trend” and more recently at Mathews Brothers. Beatrice and her husband also enjoyed seafood processing for many years and she made wreaths for local churches. She loved volunteering for Stockton Springs Recreation at the concession stand as well as while they were in Zephyrhills, Fla.

She was predeceased by her parents; and brothers Donald Shute and Manly True Shute III. Beatrice is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Richard of Stockton Springs; her daughters, Darlene Hodgdon and husband Edward Jr. of Stockton Springs, Lynn O’Brien and husband Patrick of New Ipswich, N.H., and Melissa Moody and husband Darrin of Stockton Springs; her siblings, Arthur Shute of Stockton Springs, Benjamin Shute of Belfast, and Dona Seekins of Zephyrhills, Fla.; grandchildren, Alicia Birmingham, Heidi Hodgdon, Sierra Farrell, Megan Andersen, Jay Faford, and Dillan and Daegan Moody; and 10 great-grandchildren; as well as many special friends.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Nov. 18, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Searsport First Congregational Church, 8 Church St., Searsport. Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home, Belfast. Memories and condolences may be offered at


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