Meghan Kyla Tateo Beebe, 21, of Middlebury, died Dec. 28, 2013, as the result of injuries suffered in a hit-and-run accident in Greenwich.
Born on Sept. 22, 1992, she was the beloved daughter of
Richard J. Beebe and the late Eileen Tateo Beebe.
A graduate of Westover School in Middlebury, Meghan was completing her senior year at the University of Massachusetts Amherst at the time of her death and was scheduled to receive her B.A. in Sociology in May 2014.
In her brief life, Meghan was recognized at Westover for her musical talents and her photographic work; during her senior year she had served as a dormitory proctor, co-captain of the varsity soccer team, and Second Head of the Glee Club.
At UMass, she volunteered for a sexual assault crisis hotline
and had recently completed an internship at the Hampshire County Jail
and House of Correction in Northampton, Mass.
In addition to her father, Meghan is survived by her maternal grandmother, Joan Tateo; her aunts, Maria Tateo, Ann Hanley and her fiancé Rob Patterson, Janice Beebe, Margaret Cappabianca and her husband Frank; her uncles, Jack Tateo and his wife Kathy, and Nick Tateo and his wife Virginia. She is the grandniece of Catherine Cacciola, Barbara Cunningham, William and Marion Tateo, and Dolores Lindell. Her cousins include James Tateo and his wife Lindsay, Kristine Snow and her husband Nick, Robert Tateo, Kristin Hanley, Ryan Hanley, Lisa Haas, and Frank Scott Cappabianca.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 2, at St. John of the Cross Church in Middlebury. Friends and family are asked to meet directly at the church. Burial will follow at Lake Elise Cemetery.
Calling hours will take place Wednesday, Jan. 1, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Chase Parkway Memorial/The Albini Family Funeral Home, 430 Chase Parkway, Waterbury.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to either:
P.O. Box 847
Middlebury, CT 06762
Nonnewaug High School Scholarship Fund
In Care of Pam Sordi
5 Minortown Rd.
Woodbury, CT 06798.
Obituary published courtesy of The Albini Family's Chase Parkway Memorial.