James A. Beaton
Phone: (920) 855-2144
Cell Phone: (920) 366-9107
Born just outside of Boston, Massachusetts, James moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 2009. In 2015 he learned of a funeral home in Downtown Gillett, Wisconsin, and relocated to the small city northwest of Green Bay. He immediately immersed himself in the Gillett community, volunteering countless hours for a variety of church, school, and civic organizations. To further serve the city of Gillett, James conducted a successful write-in campaign for mayor in 2018. He began his 2-year term as mayor in April 2018.
A staunch supporter of small business, James helped convert the inactive Gillett Business Association into a thriving community organization. As mayor and president of the GBA and the Gillett Civic Club, James is doing his part to make Gillett a dynamic and prosperous community.
In late 2016, James expanded into Green Bay with a West Side funeral home. As funeral director of Legacy Funeral Chapels in Green Bay and Gillett (plus an Abrams venue), James compassionately and professionally serves people in their time of need.
James is a graduate of the Funeral Service Institute of the North East, graduating Magna Cum Laude with proficiencies in Funeral Home Finance and Administration. In 2008, he earned the distinction of "Funeral Director of the Year" in his native New Hampshire.
In his free time, James enjoys spending time with his three daughters, camping, motorcycle riding, and traveling.