RANDOLPH — Chief Anthony Marag would like to share the funeral arrangements for media members planning to cover the services for Randolph Police Officer Michael D. Beal.
There will be two services: A wake and visiting hours on Thursday, May 19, and a funeral Mass on Friday, May 20.
Media members are invited to attend both events and, out of respect for those in attendance, are asked to adhere to guidelines and staging information. No members of the Randolph Police Department nor the Beal family will be addressing the media during the services Thursday or Friday.
If media members have additional questions regarding coverage of any of the below arrangements, please contact Leah Comins at 781-228-6590. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. Your coverage of Officer Beal’s funeral services is appreciated.
Wake and Law Enforcement Walk-by
On Thursday, visiting hours for relatives and friends will be held from 4-8 p.m. at the Cartwright Funeral Home, 419 N Main St. (Route 28) in Randolph.
A law enforcement walk-by will take place at 3:30 p.m.
Media members are asked to stage in the corner of the parking lot on the south side of the Cartwright Funeral Home building, which is the corner closest to N Main Street. Two parking spaces will be marked with cones for media to stage within. The law enforcement walk-by will be visible entering the funeral home from the staging area.
Media members are asked not to park in the parking lot of the funeral home as parking will be limited for friends and family. Parking is available on Roel Street, Belcher Street near Reynolds Avenue, or across N Main Street on Nelson Drive. Law enforcement will line up along Mount Pleasant Square with overflow onto Belcher Street, and media are asked not to park along Mount Pleasant Square.
There will be no media access inside the funeral home for the wake.
The funeral Mass will be held Friday beginning at 11 a.m. at Saint Bernadette Church, 1031 N Main St. in Randolph.
A procession will leave Cartwright Funeral Home at 10:45 a.m. and travel north on N Main Street to Saint Bernadette Church.
Media members can stage in front of the small building on the south side of the church, 1027 N Main St. Media members may park along the back edge of the parking lot nearest the staging area.
One video pool photographer and one still pool photographer will be allowed inside the church during the service. The first TV and print media outlets to request to be the pool will be granted access.
Following the funeral service, a procession will leave the church and travel toward Knollwood Cemetery in Canton.
The burial service is private for family members, friends and the Randolph Police Department only. Media members are respectfully asked to not attend the burial.
The following is the obituary for Officer Michael D. Beal, which can be found online here.
BEAL, Michael D., Randolph Police Department, of Norwell, formerly of Randolph, tragically passed away, on May 14, 2022, at the age of 61. Born in Milton, Michael grew up in Randolph. He was a 1978 graduate of Randolph High School, where he played varsity ice hockey. Michael went on to graduate from Northeastern University and then he attended the police academy. He was a graduate of the MCJTC police academy recruit class #3. Mikey began his law enforcement career with the Harvard University Police Department and then transferred to the Randolph Police Department, where he has proudly been serving his community for over 35 years. Mikey held many roles within the Randolph Police Department and spent several years in the Honor Guard and playing in charity hockey games with his fellow officers. Mikey was a golfer, a member of the Randolph Elks, a huge Boston Bruins fan, however spending time with his loving family is what gave him the most joy. A devoted husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend, Michael will be sorely missed by all who were blessed to know him. Michael was the beloved husband of Carol S. (Richardson) Beal. Loving father of Courtney Scalice and her husband Salvatore (USCG) of Annapolis, MD, Brittany Geddis and her husband Steven of Hanover, Kellsey Beal of Norwell, Kiernan Beal and his wife Alison of Norwell, Liam Beal of Norwell, Ainsley Beal of Norwell, Hayley Beal of Norwell, and Thierry Beal of Norwell. Cherished Grandpa of Steven, Salvatore, Finley, Michael, and Maeve. Dear son of Theresa Beal of Randolph and the late Donald Beal. Devoted brother of Brian Beal of Weymouth and Keith Beal of Boca Raton, FL. Dear uncle of Brandon, Karissa, Andrew, Danielle, Emily, Ryan, Stacy, and Nicholas. Son-in-law of the late Thomas and Eva Richardson. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, May 19th from 4:00 – 8:00 PM in the Cartwright Funeral Home, 419 No. Main St. (RT 28), Randolph. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, May 20th at 11:00 AM in St. Bernadette Church, 1031 No. Main St., Randolph. Burial will follow in Knollwood Memorial Park, Canton. For directions or to leave a sympathy message for the family, visit www.cartwrightfuneral.com.
A GoFundMe has also been set up for the Beal family, and can be found here.