FAIRFIELD—Joseph Ronald Beaulieu, also known as Ronnie, of Fairfield passed away on June 5, 2021, at the age of 84.\r\n\r\nHe was born in Van Buren on April 19, 1937, the son of the late Leonard and Evelyn (Oakes) Beaulieu. \r\n\r\nJoseph attended Skowhegan High School, and following high school joined the National Guard and served from 1954 to 1956. He served with the U.S. Navy from 1956 to 1960. Later he joined the Naval Reserves. \r\n\r\nRonnie mostly worked construction with Laborer’s Union 1284. He retired in 1990 after getting hurt on the job. He then volunteered with KVCAP for 19 years. He was a lifetime member of the Fairfield V.F.W.\r\n\r\nHe loved to read and keep up on world news. Ron always enjoyed feeding the birds in his yard. He also enjoyed music, dancing and playing cribbage. Ron loved going places whether it was to the coast or upcountry in the woods. He loved life and loved to laugh. He had a laugh that filled a room. He was a wonderful, caring man who loved his family deeply. \r\n\r\nBesides his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Raymond Courtney; his brother, Richard Oakes; and his sister-in-law, Marlene Bulger.\r\n\r\nRonnie will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Brenda; his children, Robby Beaulieu of Warren, Sherri Beaulieu of Waterville, Shane of Cambridge, Richard Courtney of Pittsfield and Ronnie Courtney of Canaan; his five grandchildren, Rick (Kelly). Jessica (Chris), Wayne, Dylon and Jacob; his three great grandchildren, Luke, Ashley and Fredrick; his brother-in-law, Gary Bulger of Benton; and several friends and extended family members. \r\n\r\nVisiting hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. with words of remembrance and sharing to begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16 at Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main Street in Fairfield. Interment with military honors will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 17 at Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Niche Wall on Civic Center Drive in Augusta.