Mark A. Beaulieu of Boston, formerly of Beverly, passed away on June 11, 2017 while undergoing treatment for cancer, with his family at his side. Born on April 8, 1960, he was the son of the late J. Orville Beaulieu and Beverly Bourn.
Music was always the filter through which Mark saw and lived his life. Whether coaching and conducting young musicians at the New England Conservatory and in the woods of western Massachusetts at Greenwood, or touring the world with string quartets and orchestras, music was the axis on which his world rotated. He was a member of many noteworthy orchestras, chamber groups and string quartets, among them The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, The Handel and Haydn Society, Banchetto Musicale, the Boston Composers String Quartet and The Griffon String Quartet, with whom Mark earned both the First and Grand Prizes at the prestigious Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition in 1991. Mark received his Bachelor of Music “With Distinction in Performance” from the New England Conservatory of Music in the class of Dorothy DeLay, was a Fellow of the Tanglewood Music Center where he performed under the direction of Leonard Bernstein and held an Artist Diploma in Chamber Music from the Longy School of Music, performing both contemporary and early music in North America and abroad. Even more than for his accomplishments, however, Mark was loved and will be remembered by his family and friends for his quick wit, his love of the simple beauty found in nature and for his belief that, in the words of the source of his own inspiration, the Dalai Lama, “my religion is kindness.” That it truly was.
Mark is survived by his two sisters, Pamela and her husband Daniel DeAngelis of Beverly, and Lisa Beaulieu and her husband Lou Fisk, of Topsfield. He also is survived by his nephews Daniel DeAngelis and Ian Fisk, and nieces Jennifer DeAngelis, Anna Rudge and her husband Daniel, and Carolyn Fisk.
A gathering in celebration of Mark’s life will be held on Saturday, July 8th at 12:00 pm at the Pine Hill Cemetery in Dover, New Hampshire. Family and friends are all welcome.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mark’s memory may be made to The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at www.bostonphil.org/support.
Arrangements made by the Campbell Funeral Home, Beverly, MA
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