Edmund Colman Beebe ’33

Edmund Colman Beebe ’33 died on July 25, 2005, in Naples, Florida.

Born on April 2, 1910, in Arlington, MA, he prepared for college at the New Preparatory School in Cambridge, MA, and the Noble and Greenough School in Dedham, MA. He attended Bowdoin from 1929 to 1931, becoming a member of Zeta Psi Fraternity. He also studied chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and business at the Bryant and Stratton School in Boston. After working for three years at the Davidson Rubber Company in Charlestown, MA, he started the Beebe Rubber Company in Nashua, NH, with his father and brother. In 1947, he became the sole owner of the company, which was sold in 1939. He was a trustee and president of Nashua Memorial Hospital, a director of the Nashua Trust Company, and a trustee of New England College in Henniker, NH, for 10 years. He was also a member of the Nashua Country Club, the Algonquin Club in Boston, and the Bald Peak Colony Club in Moultonboro, NH, as well as a member of the 210 Associates and the First Congregational Church in Nashua and Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church in Naples, where he moved in 1972. He was married in 1936 to Janet McKinney, who died in 2002, and is survived by a daughter, Margaret Nuckols of New Canaan, CT; a son, E. Colman Beebe, Jr. of Gilford, NH, and Naples; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.