Paula Ann Beliveau passed away peacefully on Friday evening on 10/30/2020 with her family present to be with our Lord. She was a longtime resident of Catonsville, Maryland and parishioner of Saint Agnes Church. She was born February 23, 1938, daughter of Mary P. and William P. Walsh and raised in New Bedford, Massachusetts. She graduated Kappa Delta Pi with high honors from Towson College Maryland in 1962 with a Bachelor’s degree in Education. During the beginning of her second year at Towson after attending an Air Force dance at Fort Meade she met her future husband Roger J. Beliveau. They were married, February 10, 1962.
She was first and foremost a devoted wife and mother of three children: Mary P. Sadlon of East Hartford CT, Patty Martin of Ellicott City MD and predeceased by her beloved son William Patrick Beliveau. Paula was survived by her husband Roger J. Beliveau; seven grandchildren: Laura, Patrick, Thomas, Megan, Brenden, Katlyn and Riley and three great grandchildren: Alister, Helen, and Matthew all of which she memorialized on an Irish monogrammed sweatshirt which she wore with pride often at family gatherings.
Paula was the youngest of her siblings survived by her loving brother, Lawrence P. Walsh and his wife Anne of Camp Hill PA and sister, Mary C. Walsh currently of PA. Also, she is survived by six nephews.
She taught English Literature at Mount De Sales Academy High School for eleven years. She made a positive impression on students as a role model in her Catholic faith and helping students to strive to do their best in their academics. She was liked by faculty and students alike. An article was published by the Baltimore Sun as well as the local Catonsville Times, and Catholic Review when her students presented her with a replica of her High School ring from New Bedford, Massachusetts. Paula had forgone acquiring a school ring to prevent her widowed mother from additional financial burden at that time.
Furthermore, she loved to travel with her husband, closest friends and even chaperoned her students on overseas trips to Italy and France. One of her favorite trips was to celebrate their 50th wedding Anniversary embarking on a cruise to Bermuda. She also accompanied her husband and the Archdiocesan Choir on a trip to Ireland.
As a person who treated everyone with kindness she left an indelible mark not only on her own family but even on her students she taught at Mount De Sales Academy. Paula will be sorely missed by everyone that had the privilege of knowing her.