William J. Beaulac, 84, of Marlborough

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Marlborough – William J. “Bill” Beaulac, 84, died unexpectedly Friday evening, March 3, 2017 after being stricken ill. He was the husband of Patricia “Pat” (Shannon) Beaulac for 64 years.

He was born in Marlborough, the son of the late William and Adeline (Potvin) Beaulac, graduated from Marlborough High School, and lived in Marlborough all of his life.

He was a United States Army veteran of the Korean War and was a long time member and past commander of the American Legion Akroyd Houde Post 132 of Marlborough. He also served for many years as a quartermaster for the former Dukes Drum and Bugle Corp of Marlborough.

Bill worked as a substation foreman and retired from the Massachusetts Electric Company after 36 years of service.

Besides his wife, he survived by three children, a son William Beaulac and his wife Lidia of Lyndonville, Vt., a daughter, Jean Cain and her husband David of The Villages Fla., and a son, John Beaulac and his wife Paula of Boylston’ seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, David Beaulac, who died in 2001.

His funeral will be held Wednesday, March 8, at 11 a.m., in the William R. Short and Son Funeral Home (www.shortfuneral.com), 95 West Main St., Marlborough. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. Visiting hours at the funeral home will be held Wednesday morning from 10-11 a.m. prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to the Fisher House, 1400 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury, MA 02132.