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'You don't have to wear a uniform to be a legend'

Family, friends, fans remember Beane

Joel Crouse and Alicia Rattin performed during the public memorial service for Carl Beane on May 16 at the Sturbridge Host Hotel. Kevin Flanders. (click for larger version)
May 21, 2012
STURBRIDGE — Family, friends and fans of Carl Beane paid their respects to the legendary Fenway Park public address announcer during a memorial service on Wednesday, May 16 at the Sturbridge Host Hotel.

Beane, who died after suffering a heart attack and crashing his 2004 Suzuki SUV on Holland Road last Wednesday, May 9, will be remembered for both his iconic voice and his love for God, family and community.

"The loss of Carl Beane to our church is bittersweet," said Pastor Tom Crouse, of Holland Congregational Church, who made one of the speeches during the service. "Bitter because we lost a great friend and an important part of our church family. The sweet part is that we know beyond a shadow of a doubt that Carl is with the Lord Jesus Christ, as he had true saving faith in the Lord."

For more on this story, please see tomorrow's Southbridge Evening News.

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