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“hi there, i didnt i know courtney but my friend nina was very upset to just currently here that her friend from middle school had just past. so im so...Read More »
1 of 100+ | Posted by: manel - melrose, MA - a friend

“I am sorry for your lose ONLY got to meet Courtney twice but from what I remember she was a very happy person, and everyone loved her especially at...Read More »
2 of 100+ | Posted by: Taylor

“My memories of you still live strong in my mind everyday. I will never forget what courage you displayed in each day you lived your life. I have...Read More »
3 of 100+ | Posted by: Brenda Cordeau - melrose, MA

“I think of you often. I pray that your family will heal. Thank you for teaching so much. I carry you in my heart. ”
4 of 100+ | Posted by: Deb Walz - Melrose, MA - Friend

“Missing our Baby Doll....XOXOX ”
5 of 100+ | Posted by: Mommy - Mom

“You taught us all how to love and live. We all miss you so much. I have your picture in my car and when I am feeling sad I look at you and you tell...Read More »
6 of 100+ | Posted by: Lucille Martins - melrose, MA

“i miss yo very much happy birthday cortney i was so happy to visit you on friday.. am sad today i cant wait for a warm day to see you and have a...Read More »
7 of 100+ | Posted by: SAmatHa RObi nson

“Hi Courtney I only met you once but, I thought you were the most charming, sweet young lady, I'll always remember you as a girl with tons of...Read More »
8 of 100+ | Posted by: Taylor Mignacca

“I hate this time of year. It just doesn't seem right. We all miss you so much. Our hearts are filled with so much pain still and always will be. ...Read More »
9 of 100+ | Posted by: Mommy

“Hey there sweet pea... I can't believe it's been a year already! I hope you know we think of you all the time. Courtney is always talking to you I...Read More »
10 of 100+ | Posted by: Annemarie

“courtney i can't beleive this day has come. i was with you on this day one year ago and remember it like it was yesterday i remember the movies, our...Read More »
11 of 100+ | Posted by: erika

“Baby Doll: We are all still in so much pain. It feels like it happened yesterday. We all love you so much and not a day goes by that all of us,...Read More »
12 of 100+ | Posted by: Mommy

“Meredith, I wanted you to know that I'm thinking of you, your family and of course Courtney today. This years recital was not the same without...Read More »
13 of 100+ | Posted by: Janice Goggin

“Dear Courtney A year has passed so quickly, I will be vountering at give kids the world in August. When I am there I always think about what a brave...Read More »
14 of 100+ | Posted by: Auntie JoAnne

“I can't believe it has been a year tomorrow. It is not fair that you are not here with us anticipating the birth of another cousin. I know you are...Read More »
15 of 100+ | Posted by: AUNTIE AMY

“hey court we saw sooo many butterflies this weekend. i have been thinking about you so much lately. i can't believe its coming up on a year. we miss...Read More »
16 of 100+ | Posted by: erika

“Hey Sweet Pea, I've been thinking alot about you lately and how much we miss you. I can't believe your 10th birthday just passed. Coutney talks...Read More »
17 of 100+ | Posted by: Annemarie

“Hi baby doll: Can't believe ”
18 of 100+ | Posted by: Mommy

“hey beautiful.. i hope you lo ”
19 of 100+ | Posted by: erika

20 of 100+ | Posted by: Sharon

“Well Court, Today is your Birt ”
21 of 100+ | Posted by: Deb Walzww

“Happy birthday Courtney. I to ”
22 of 100+ | Posted by: Laurie Parker

“I hope you got all of your bal ”
23 of 100+ | Posted by: Mommy

“Hi Baby Doll: You are alway ”
24 of 100+ | Posted by: Mommy

“hey beautiful we are coming to ”
25 of 100+ | Posted by: erika

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26 of 100+ | Posted by: Sharon Ashman-Rodgers s

“Hi Baby Doll: Our hearts ar ”
27 of 100+ | Posted by: Mommy

“Dear,Meridyth,Mark,Danny,A ”
28 of 100+ | Posted by: Taylor Mignacca

“Dear,Meridyth,Mark,Andrew,Broo ”
29 of 100+ | Posted by: Taylor Mignacca

“so we started redecorating ari ”
30 of 100+ | Posted by: erika

“Hi Baby Doll! We all miss y ”
31 of 100+ | Posted by: Mommy

“Hi Court, The girls and I w ”
32 of 100+ | Posted by: Carrie

“hey beautiful girl!!! we miss you soo much. we came to visit you last week your plaque is beautiful. ariana came with me she had a little something...Read More »
33 of 100+ | Posted by: erika

“Hi Baby Doll: We got you a lot of Hershey bars on Halloween! On Halloween, I gave Gaby a beautiful picture of the two of you from last Halloween. ...Read More »
34 of 100+ | Posted by: Mommy

“Meredith that is great when i am up at my grandparents grave i will swing by and see courtneys..take care and god bless.. think of you offen and...Read More »
35 of 100+ | Posted by: Kathy

“For anyone that may want to know, Courtney's marker went in the ground on Thursday. It is beautiful! Love You Baby Doll! XOXOXO ”
36 of 100+ | Posted by: Mommy

“Hi Baby Doll! We are thinking about you every day and all miss you so much. Yesterday, I picked up the bracletts that were made from the flowers...Read More »
37 of 100+ | Posted by: Mommy

“We are thinking of you often! We hope that you know we are here for you to talk to any day or night. Life gets busy and crazy, but you still think of...Read More »
38 of 100+ | Posted by: Joanne & Rob

“We just learned of Courtney's passing. We have moved from the area and heard the heartbreaking news through a friend. We extend our deepest...Read More »
39 of 100+ | Posted by: The Lewand Family

“I will love you forever and always, to infinity and beyond. Your Tea Lady. P.S. Put the coorfee on for Grandpa. Twinkie ”
40 of 100+ | Posted by: The Tea Lady

“Meredith and Mark, I still cant belive its been over almost 3 months since courtney has passed you are always in my heart .. i know she is with the...Read More »
41 of 100+ | Posted by: Kathy Graham

“Hello my Sunshine: We all miss you so much. The pain in all of our hearts is just as it was eight weeks ago. Mommy and Daddy are glad that we had...Read More »
42 of 100+ | Posted by: Mommy

“Dear Beauchesne Family, We were heartbroken when we heard about the loss of such a beautiful and spirited little girl. Julia started cheerleading...Read More »
43 of 100+ | Posted by: Julia & (Kristin Wilson) MacKenzie

“Meredith and Mark, I cannot believe it's been a little over a month since Courtney has left us. My Courtney has pictures of her in her room and the...Read More »
44 of 100+ | Posted by: Annemarie, Tom, Courtney and Ashleigh Perkins

“court, i can't beleive it's been a month already. i am still beside myself with saddness. we hung your pictures up today. we had them blown up and...Read More »
45 of 100+ | Posted by: erika

“M & M~ It is 12:30 in the morning and I can't sleep. My mind wanders over the last month and I still can't believe what has happened. I am speechless...Read More »
46 of 100+ | Posted by: Heather Rizzo

“Goodnight my sweet angel! We all miss you so much. Our hearts are numb and wish we could turn back time and have everything back the way it was. I...Read More »
47 of 100+ | Posted by: Mommy

“Dear Beauchesnes, Courtney always seemed to be a very happy child as she buzzed around the Lincoln School playground in her wheelchair. That is a...Read More »
48 of 100+ | Posted by: Annamarie Ross Shu

“Meredith and mark, I know i put a note in your card about a site.. its called gonetoosoon you can put pictures anything you want in there i am not...Read More »
49 of 100+ | Posted by: Kathy Graham

“I do realize I signed the guest book already. I have felt compelled to sign again, as I feel so much in my heart for you and your family. Again, my...Read More »
50 of 100+ | Posted by: Kristen (Lynch) Fennelly

“Meredith, I think of you and your family offen wonder how you are all doing.. you are such a good mom and when i worked at the bakery at shaws you...Read More »
51 of 100+ | Posted by: Kathy Graham

“Dear Beauchesne Family, We were out of town when I read in The Boston Globe of Courtney's passing. Our daughter attends Lincoln School and Melrose...Read More »
52 of 100+ | Posted by: The Blatchford Family

“Good night my beautiful baby doll. Mommy, Daddy, Danny, Andrew and Brooke all miss you so much. Our hearts are very numb and are all still in such...Read More »
53 of 100+ | Posted by: Mommy

“Meredith, Mark and family, I want to express my deepest sympathies for your devastating loss. Courtney was an amazing child and you are a very...Read More »
54 of 100+ | Posted by: Marlene Joslin

“To the Beauchesne Family, There are no words to express how sorry we are for your loss. When I think of Courtney, I see her as I did at the countless...Read More »
55 of 100+ | Posted by: The Ferreira Family

“Dear Meredith & Mark, We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your little girl. We will keep your family in our prayers. ”
56 of 100+ | Posted by: Derek and Amie (Tuscano) Varney

“I never had the honor of meeting and knowing the Beauchesne family, or Courtney. However, I have not missed very many details, or pictures of the...Read More »
57 of 100+ | Posted by: Cookie Schnier

“Mark and Meredith- My family and I were most saddened when we learned of Courtney's passing. We met Courtney and your family while living together...Read More »
58 of 100+ | Posted by: David Snover

“Dear Meredith, Mark, Dan, Andrew & Brooke, I never met Courtney, but I heard a lot about her and that she touched many lives that will be remembered...Read More »
59 of 100+ | Posted by: Debbie

“Merideth,Mark and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you as the funeral approches i am unable to make the funeral but i will be thinking of you...Read More »
60 of 100+ | Posted by: Kathy Graham

“Meredith and Family, I had the pleasure of providing therapy services to Courtney this past year. I will always remember her beautiful smile!! My...Read More »
61 of 100+ | Posted by: Elena Govostes (PT)

“Courtney, Jim,James,Ariana,Zach and I miss you so much. I am so glad i came up for your benefit and spent that weekend with you and i am so glad on...Read More »
62 of 100+ | Posted by: Erika

“We were so sorry to hear about Courtney. She was a beautiful, sweet, girl. Her strength and courage, and yours, are an inspiration to all. We will...Read More »
63 of 100+ | Posted by: Leslie Chakalis

“Dear Meredith, Mark and Family, We were deeply saddened to read about Courtney. She was a beautiful child. Our thoughts and prayers are with you...Read More »
64 of 100+ | Posted by: Peggy Jordan

“Meredith, Mark and Family, I cannot stop thinking about Courtney and how beautiful she is, I know that she is dancing amoung the other angels...Read More »
65 of 100+ | Posted by: Donna Scola (Ashman)

“Dear Meredith, Mark, Dan, Drew, and Brooke (whom I've never met!): I still remember preschool Courtney and judge myself to be very fortunate to have...Read More »
66 of 100+ | Posted by: Viki Brown

“Meredith, Mark and family: I have to write here to say what an incredible service for Courtney today! There was so, so much love in that church, it...Read More »
67 of 100+ | Posted by: Elena, Giuliana & Sean

“My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family at this time of grief. I will miss Courtney's beautiful smile and passion for life throughout...Read More »
68 of 100+ | Posted by: Pam Kelly-Dobay

“Dear Meredith & Mark: I am so saddened for your loss and the community. I will also remember your beautiful daughter and the way she was. I hope...Read More »
69 of 100+ | Posted by: Lenny MacLean

“We were shocked and deeply saddened by the news of Courtney. From the moment we met Courtney on that first day of kindergarten, she found a special...Read More »
70 of 100+ | Posted by: The Bornstein Family

“Dear Courtney James and Ariana Loved you so. They told me about your smile, The impressions you made on the hearts and minds of everyone you met...Read More »
71 of 100+ | Posted by: joanne chancey

“We were so sorry to hear about Courtney. Our prayers are with both Mark,Meredith and your family ”
72 of 100+ | Posted by: Peter&Carol Limone

“We are very sorry for your loss. Courtney will be missed especially her smile she is in our hearts and our prayers. Love, Trisha,Kylie,Cassie ”
73 of 100+ | Posted by: Patricia Halloran

“dear mark meredith all of our blessing to you and your family we had a gift in our lives knowing courtney she touch my heart and soul i will alway...Read More »
74 of 100+ | Posted by: sewall family

“Mr. and Mrs. Beauchesne, Dan, Andrew and Brooke: I'm sorry you lost Courtney. We did not expect it to happen. Courtney was a good friend to me and...Read More »
75 of 100+ | Posted by: Alyssa Gorman

“Although I never got a chance to meet Courtney personally.We here at the Morris Center send our love& prayersto our long distance family in christ....Read More »
76 of 100+ | Posted by: Jackie Hilliard-Spencer

“Although I never got the chance to meet Courtney personally, I did get to know her through her Grammy Jeanie. To Mark and Meridith, my thoughts and...Read More »
77 of 100+ | Posted by: Carita Merritt-Thomas

“I was so sorry to hear about courtney, I remember when she would come into Shaws and I would give her a cookie. May she be in peace. Thelma ...Read More »
78 of 100+ | Posted by: thelma janerico

“To the Beauchesne Family: Lincoln School and Melrose will not be the same without Courtney. Thank you for sharing your daughter/sister with all of...Read More »
79 of 100+ | Posted by: Lisa, Sean, Haley, Alyssa and Cameron Gorman

“Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. We saw Courtney at the Melrose Dance Academy's recital in June, 3007. Cortney looked beautiful. ...Read More »
80 of 100+ | Posted by: Jackie Zajac

“I was never able to meet Courtney, but have heard all of the wonderful stories about Courtney over the years from Grammy Jean. Courtney had Grammy's...Read More »
81 of 100+ | Posted by: Nancy & Dan McCaskill

“Dear Courtney, I miss you soooooooo much! I wish you could be here to watch everyone who loves you. When ever there is a storm I will think of...Read More »
82 of 100+ | Posted by: Sarah Sykes

“We were so sorry to hear about Courtney. Our son Tyler started kindergarten at the Lincoln School with her and we will always remember her constant...Read More »
83 of 100+ | Posted by: The Colegrove's

“We were blessed to have met Courtney at the corn maze. She was a free spirit and full of life and may you find comfort that now her physical body is...Read More »
84 of 100+ | Posted by: The David Foster Family

“Dear Meredith and family, Although I only knew Courtney for a short time from the Hoover School and have not seen her for a few years, I am so...Read More »
85 of 100+ | Posted by: Adele Dantona

“Our family was so very sad to hear the news of Courtney's passing. As we spoke of her, we all remarked on how much she managed to squeeze into her...Read More »
86 of 100+ | Posted by: The Solomon Family

“Although I can't physically be with you at this time, precious memories of Courtney flood my mind, and, of course, sadness for all those closest to...Read More »
87 of 100+ | Posted by: Jim Trider

“Mark, Meredith, Danny, Andrew and Brooke, We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers everyday. ”
88 of 100+ | Posted by: Brandi & Paul Olson

“Dear Meredith and Family, Please know that our prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. I only had the pleasure of meeting...Read More »
89 of 100+ | Posted by: Michelle Guenther

“Words cannot express how sorry I am about the loss of Courtney. She was an amazing girl. We will miss her. Love, Patty, Sammy and Maddy ”
90 of 100+ | Posted by: Patty O'Meara

“We are so very sorry about Courtney. We think that she was a good citizen and a good friend. We had fun at her cast party and remember how much fun...Read More »
91 of 100+ | Posted by: Francesca and Anthony Rizzo

“Mere, Mark, Dan, Andrew and Brooke, There are no adequate words to express the profound sadness and empty feeling we all have. You know that...Read More »
92 of 100+ | Posted by: The Christopher Family

“Meredith, My heart dropped when I heard of your family's loss...while I never met Courtney, I can see from the pictures above that there's no denying...Read More »
93 of 100+ | Posted by: Tracy Hatfield

“I was filled with such saddness when I found out about Courtney. Although I was never fortunate enough to meet her, I have always heard so many...Read More »
94 of 100+ | Posted by: Kelly & Wayne Willwerth

“Meredith and Mark~ What can I say that I haven't already said? Your little girl was so special to all of us and we have been so blessed to know her...Read More »
95 of 100+ | Posted by: Heather Rizzo

“Words cannot express what we are feeling about the loss of Courtney. Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you at this very difficult + sad time. ...Read More »
96 of 100+ | Posted by: Laurie & Paul Parker

“We are so shocked and saddened by the loss of Courtney. Although we didn't know her well, Alden is a classmate of Dan's and Isaiah is also at...Read More »
97 of 100+ | Posted by: Janice, Alden and Isaiah Bedsole

“Court, Let us start by saying HOW MUCH WE LOVE YOU AND ALWAYS WILL LOVE YOU... We can't believe that we will never hold you in our arms again, will...Read More »
98 of 100+ | Posted by: Auntie Amy, Uncle Kevin & YOUR God-son Maddox

“Hi, As I type this letter my heart is full of sorrow. The first time I met Courtney was at the baseball field, she was preparing for kindergarten...Read More »
99 of 100+ | Posted by: Chuck Person

“Mark & Meredith, May you find comfort in remembering the joy your beautiful daughter brought to everyone she met. Fondly, Meredith Cadiz, Anne...Read More »
100 of 100+ | Posted by: Meredith Cadiz


Courtney Elyse Beauchesne, of Melrose, died unexpectedly at home on Monday, July 2, 2007. She had lived courageously with Spinal Muscular Atrophy - Type II since birth and despite all odds she lived and persevered until God called her home. Courtney now experiences freedoms and enjoys a body without restrictions. She is at peace.

Courtney leaves her parents, Mark E. and Meredith L. (Tibbetts) Beauchesne; her siblings, Daniel E., Andrew D. and Brooke F. Beauchesne, all at home; her maternal grandparents, Douglas J. and Jean E. (Richardson) Tibbetts of Jacksonville, Florida; her paternal grandparents, Linda E. (Martin) & Greg J. Casey, of Manchester, New Hampshire; her maternal great-grandparents, Orlando L. and Phyllis M. (Jones) Tibbetts, of Penny Farms, Florida; her aunts and uncles, Amy B. (Tibbetts) O'Meara and her husband, Kevin, of Chelmsford, Kimberly Ann Beauchesne of Melrose, Jenniffer E. Beauchesne of Peabody and Charles R. Beauchesne of Las Vegas; a god-child, Maddox J. O'Meara of Chelmsford and a host of friends and classmates.

Courtney was born March 12, 1998 in Melrose. She now joins her late maternal great-grandparents, Norman E. and Sally I. (Stansfield) Richardson and her late paternal great-grandparents, James F. and Anna M. (O'Neil) Martin.

She was to enter the fourth grade at The Lincoln School in September. Courtney loved to dance and took classes at the Melrose Dance Academy in both ballet and lyrical. She was also a Melrose Pop Warner Cheerleader.

Services: A Funeral Service in Celebration of Courtney's life will be held at 10:00AM Monday July 9th in The First Baptist Church, 561 Main Street, Melrose. Relatives and friends respectfully invited to attend. Interment in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Visiting hours 4:00 – 8:00PM Sunday at The Robinson Funeral Home, 809 Main Street, Melrose.