Charles G. Beaudette, an 18 year resident of South Bristol, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 9th. He was born in Boston, the son of Joseph Beaudette and Ruth Gallagher Beaudette.
He graduated from MIT in 1952 with a degree in electrical engineering. During the Korean War, he served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force, teaching radar operations.
In his civilian work, he designed and held patents on some of the first facsimile machines. Later, he wrote “Excess Heat”, a book about the research of low temperature nuclear reactions known as “cold fusion”, and a second book entitled, “The Dark side of Leadership”.
He is survived by his wife, Kate Sewall Beaudette; two daughters from a previous marriage, Deborah Ann and Carolyn Jane Beaudtte of Northborough, MA; he and Kate have on son, Charles Ives Beuadette; and granddaughters, Aria Rose and Everly Joy Beaudette of Virginia Beach, VA.
A graveside service will take place at the Harrington Cemetery in Bristol in September.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Condolences, and messages for his family, may be expressed by visiting: www.StrongHancock.com.
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