OCEAN CITY — Marc Laurence Beaubien, Sr., age 71, passed away on March 23 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. Born in Woonsocket, R.I., he was the son of the late Wilfred Henri Beaubien and Rose Trudel Beaubien. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Barbara Jean and his sons, Marc L. Beaubien, Jr. and his wife Sharon of Wellington, Fla., and Sean C. Beaubien and his wife Cori, of Coral Gables, Fla. He was adored grandfather to Sean Luc, Alexandre, Christian, Brendan, Madeline Rose and Sophia Gabrielle. He is also survived by a sister, Rosemarie P. Beaubien of Cumberland, RI and a brother, Wilfred H. Beaubien, Jr. of Biddeford, Maine.
Beaubien graduated high school from Mount Saint Charles Academy. He was president of his class and captain of the football team. He then graduated from Bridgton Academy, receiving a scholarship to University of Tampa, where he played football and was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon. After college he went to on to teach, and later owed restaurants in Atlanta. He also worked for Potomac Distributing in Washington, DC.
He later relocated to Ocean City and became one of the owners of Worcester Beer in Berlin. Beaubien was a humanitarian, dedicated to community service in Worcester County. An avid fisherman, he was member of the White Marlin Club.
They enjoyed spending time with their grandchildren in Florida. He loved cooking great meals and entertaining his family. His love of music and his wonderful sense of humor will never be forgotten.
A funeral service will be held 11 a.m Saturday at Holy Savior Catholic Church. Father Stanislao Esposito will officiate. A donation in his memory may be made to: the Ocean City-Berlin Optimist Scholarship Fund, which he helped create over 20 years ago, C/O Charlie Dorman, 111 West Federal Hwy. Snow Hill, MD 21862. Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.