JONESPORT – Vivian M. Beal, 83, passed peacefully Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007, at Downeast Community Hospital, Machias, with her children and loved ones by her side. Vivian was born April 29, 1924, in Jonesport, to Lewis F. and Sybil J. (Fickett) Beal. Throughout her life, Vivian enjoyed her needlework, gardening and crafts. Vivian was a homemaker and worked for many years at the local factories. She and her late husband, Leon, ran their own crabmeat business from their home. She enjoyed spending time with her family and pets. Vivian is survived by daughter, Paulette Beal of Jonesport; sons, Carl and wife, Nancy, of Litchfield, and Charles and fianc?e, Paula, of Jonesport; grandchildren, Jason and wife, Anne, of Poland, Maine, Christopher and wife, Becky, of Richmond, Sarah and husband, Matt Lavoie, of Sandwich, Mass., Raelea Merchant, Michele Libby and husband, Glenn, of Jonesport, and Angela Merchant and fianc?, James Robinson Jr., of Addison; great-grandchildren, Avery Patrick Beal, Nathaniel James Robinson, Skyla Shay and Garrett Walker Libby; sisters, Gloria Floyd of Cherryfield, Marcia Schoppee and Lois Thistlewood, both of Jones-port; and many nieces and nephews who knew her as “Dinny.” Vivian was predeceased by her parents; husband, Leon; sister, Almeda Drisko; sister-in-law, Phyllis (Beal) Roberts; and brothers-in-law, Harold Floyd, Joseph Drisko, Charles Schoppee, Guy Gilman, Harold Beal and Fabian Thistlewood. Vivian “Dinny” will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by family and friends. At her request, there will be no viewing hours. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at Green-wood Cemetery, Jonesport, with Pastor George Woodward officiating.