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Lily Hunter Beatini
Lily Hunter Beatini

Lily Hunter Beatini, 18, of Southport, passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2016, in a tragic auto accident.

Lily was born April 27, 1998, in Connecticut, daughter of Joseph Peter and Patricia Sheils Beatini. She was a senior at South Brunswick High School with plans to attend University of Connecticut in the fall. Her love of animals contributed to her interest to study veterinary medicine. Lily was an avid cheerleader and lacrosse player. She was proud to be an Honor Roll student and a member of the National Honor Society and Student Government Association.

Lily had a love of country music, the New York Yankees and spending time with her friends hanging out at the waterfront in Southport. She also looked forward to spending time with her large, crazy family. Lily had a heart of gold and a huge personality for such a tiny body! She was known for her outspoken opinions and her love of debate. Lily will always be remembered as a loving, big sister to Wyatt, Carson and Brody.

Family left to cherish her memory include her parents, Joe and Trish Beatini of Oak Island; brothers, Wyatt and Brody; sister, Carson; maternal grandmother, Eleanor ‘Mimi’ Sheils; paternal grandparents, Henry and Renata Beatini; and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. We could not forget her faithful canine companions, Babe and Ruth.

A viewing will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, May 27, at Peacock, Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service in Southport. Following the viewing, friends are invited to celebrate Lily’s life at 6 p.m. at South Brunswick High School Gymnasium. A graveside service will be held in Connecticut at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to a scholarship fund in Lily’s memory. You may contact Principal Grimes at South Brunswick High School for information.

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