Richmond-Charlotte Beasley, 81, passed away in the hospital after a long battle with metastatic breast cancer on Sunday, January 28, 2024. She was born in Houlton, Maine, the daughter of Chester and Ida (Hickling) Burton on October 25, 1942. Charlotte stitched shoes for over 40 years at Eaton Shoe, which later became Etonic. She loved working there, her co-workers were like family to her. She was very sad when the shoe shop closed. Later in life she became the beloved bartender at Gardiner Eagles Club.
Charlotte's favorite summer pastime was camping. She had her most fun while camping at The Birches, in Litchfield. She always had a fire burning and she could whip up enough food to feed the entire campground with a few moments notice. She loved and was loved by her camping community.
Charlotte was an avid “gambler”. She played bingo for years but what thrilled her the most was feeding the slot machines. She took multiple gambling trips to Atlantic City, Las Vegas, Foxwoods, New Orleans, Tunica, Bangor and Oxford casinos.
Charlotte belonged to the Eagles Club, Elks Club and American Legion. Prior to being ill, she was instrumental in organizing and preparing food for the annual Thanksgiving dinner held at the Gardiner Eagles Club.
Charlotte was predeceased by her parents, longtime partner Victor Gagnon, former husband and father of her children, Kenneth "Dickey" Beasley, sister Ellen Sproul, brother-in-law Harold Sproul, and step son, Trent Gagnon.
She is survived by her son Kenny Beasley and his fiance Tory Gensel of Richmond, Robert Beasley of Richmond, daughter Tina Cadrette, and son-in-law Matthew Cadrette of Alabama. Charlotte is also survived by her grandchildren, Amanda, Ben, Brandon, Britney, Carson, Devin, Jasmine, KC, Khegan, Ricky, Robby, 15 great grandchildren, niece Debbie Gray and her son Jason Gray, along with stepson Eddie and Glenn Gagnon. Charlotte is survived by others who were special people in her life, Melisa Hurley, who she had an incredible bond with, Charlie Hanson who she referred to as her “other” son and her best friend Betty MacWhinnie.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date and will be announced on FaceBook.
In Charlotte's memory donations may be made to the Kennebec Valley Humane Society 10 Pethaven Lane Augusta, Me 04330.