Barbara J. Beaupre

Date of Passing:

October 31, 2019

Beaupre, Barbara J., 83, of Kings Gate, Barrington, died peacefully on October 31, 2019 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Richard E. Beaupre.

Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Philip E. and Rose A. (Fallon) Swanson, she lived in Barrington since 1962.

Barbara and her husband, Richard, cofounded ChemArt Company in 1976, a global leader in the manufacturing of photo etched metal ornaments, jewelry and industrial components. One of their proudest achievements was the development of The Annual White House Historical Association’s ornament program, which to this day remains the largest selling annual ornament program in the world. Barbara also co-founded Monarch Creations of Rumford, RI from 1991 until her retirement in 2006.

Barbara was a communicant of St. Brendan Church. She was a member of the East Bay YMCA and the Barrington Senior Center.

She is survived by three sons, Richard M. Beaupre and his wife Robin of Narragansett, Dr. Stephen R. Beaupre of Seekonk, MA and David P. Beaupre of Rumford; a brother, Philip C. Swanson of Warwick; six grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Barbara truly cherished the time she spent with her family and friends and will be greatly missed.

Her funeral will be held on Friday November 15, 2019 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 8:45 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Brendan Church, Turner Avenue, Riverside at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Calling hours are Thursday November 14, 2019 from 4-8 p.m. Contributions in Barbara’s memory can be made to The Little Sisters of the Poor, 964 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI, 02860.

Online Condolences


  1. Dear Rick, Robin, Tyler, Amanda, Laura and family,
    A year of that can’t end too soon, but loving family memories that will always remain. Our prayers and sympathies to all.
    Henry, Alisa and family

  2. Rick, Steve and David,
    How can I put into words my feelings on the loss of your mom. I was so blessed to have her as my “second” mom growing up and she is and always will be family. I loved her very much and I’m so sorry I can’t be there to attend her service. Please know that you, my “brothers” are all in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. She will be greatly missed . I love you all and send my deepest condolences

  3. Dr. Beaupre, We want to extend our deepest sympathy on the loss of your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. John & Beverly Babiec

  4. To David, Rick and Stephen: With our deepest sympathy to all of you. Our Love and prayers, too. From Emma and Ella Saldua, Pawtucket, RI. We worked at Treasure Chest/Monarch Creations.

  5. Dr. Steve, Sharon and I extend our sincere sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your mom. Jim and Sharon Travis Pearland, Texas

  6. Condolences to the Beaupre and Swanson Families.

  7. Steve – Sincere sympathy on the loss of your mom, I truly hope your memories bring you and your family comfort in the days ahead.

    – Sandy Emond

  8. David, we are so sorry for your loss and are thinking of you and your family. Sandy and Alan

  9. Dear Stephen and family !
    We are so so sorry to hear about your mom … please know we are thinking of you all at this time ! You were so wonderful to her and she loved her family !
    She was a wonderful neighbor and I will miss seeing her ❤️
    May god watch over you all .. I will be out of town for the services so I wanted you to know your in my thoughts
    Fondly ,her neighbors
    Scott and Sallie Newton

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