Remembering the Life of Fr. Beauregard, OMV

Beloved priest and Oblate, Reverend David Napoleon Beauregard, OMV, age 86, passed into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Easter Monday, April 1, 2024.

Fr. Beauregard was born on May 1, 1937 in Green Bay, Wisconsin, one of 4 children to the late David A. and Mary T. Beauregard.

After high school, Fr. Beauregard received his Bachelor of Science at Loyola University. He pursued a Masters of Arts degree from Ohio State University and received his PhD in English Renaissance Literature, while he was a teaching assistant at Ohio State University from 1960 to 1967. Once he completed his academic studies, he taught at the University of Nebraska as an Assistant Professor in the department of English Literature from 1967-1973.

Answering the Call

In 1973, Fr. Beauregard answered God’s call and entered the Oblates of the Virgin Mary. He professed his final vows in September of 1979 and was ordained into the priesthood on June 14, 1980 in Boston Massachusetts.

Fr. Beauregard was Director of Our Lady of Grace Seminary, as well as Dean of Studies, from 1978-1999.  From 1996-2000 and 2004-2010 Fr. Beauregard was an Adjunct faculty member of St. John’s School of Theology in Boston. He continued his service with the Oblates at St. Mary’s Parish in Alton, IL from 2011 until his passing.

In his spare time, Fr. Beauregard loved to spend time with his close friends at St. Mary’s. He was an avid Green Bay Packers fan and a golfer. In Boston he belonged to the Socrates Society. Through these social circles, Fr. Beauregard met people like Tom Howard, Ted Rebard and Peter Kreeft, all whom he recruited to teach at Our Lady of Grace Seminary. He loved academics and teaching. He had a great love of reading and was a firm believer that William Shakeaspeare had a Catholic bent in many of his plays.

Fr. Beauregard was an author who had two book publications, “Virtues Own Feature: Shakespeare and the Virtue Ethics Traditions” (1995) and “Catholic Theology in Shakespeare’s Plays” (2007). He also wrote numerous articles for various publications.

Wake and Memorial

Fr. Beauregard is survived by his beloved sister Barbara Beauregard and brother Paul Beauregard. Besides his parents, he is predeceased by his sister Karen (Cole). 

Fr. Beauregard will be deeply missed by his fellow Oblates, parishioners, and all people whose lives he has touched. 

Fr. Beauregard’s wake will be on Tuesday, April 9th, at St. Mary’s Church in Alton, IL from 9am-12pm. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 12pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Our Lady of Grace Seminary, 1105 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02215.

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One comment on “Fr. Dave Beauregard, OMV – April 1, 2024”

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    Mark LaPointe on April 27, 2024

    With grief I learned of your passing. May the Lord prosper the work of your hands (Psalm 90:17). God bless Fr. B.

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