Joseph  Becotte

Obituary of Joseph Albert Becotte

Joseph Albert Becotte, 88, of The Villages, Florida passed away September 6, 2019 at The Villages Hospice House, The Villages, Florida. He was the husband of Louise Becotte for 34 years.


 Joseph was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts a son of the late Hector and Corrine Becotte. He was a Veteran of the US Navy serving from 1949 to 1956.  He served on the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Tarawa.  He love the Navy and was very proud to serve his country.  Over the years he would reminisce that his time in the Navy were some of the best years of his life.  Prior to his retirement he worked for AT&T as a technician repairing computers.  While in Kingston, NH where he raised his seven daughters he was instrumental in reopening the former Patten Schoolhouse into the home of the Kingston Veterans Club.  He served as Treasurer and later as President.  He also was the Grand Marshall of the Memorial Day Parade.  He enjoyed buying and remodeling homes and when they were completed to his satisfaction he would sell them.


Joseph is survived by his wife, Louise Margaret Becotte  and daughters, Elaine  Decareau and her husband Michael of  Kingston, NH, Diane  Coll of Englewood, FL, Marcia  Frappier and her husband Steven of Raymond, NH, Christine  Becotte and her husband Brant of  Keene, NH, Jackie  Smith and her husband Robin of Evans, GA, Katherine  Grant of Hampton, NH, Valerie  McAskill and her husband Edward of  Concord, NH. He is also survived by step-son, Paul Howarth and his wife Janet of Oceanside, CA. He has 16 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.


The family will receive friends at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 1511 Buenos Aires Blvd., The Villages on September 12, 2019 from 3:00PM - 5:00PM. The Funeral Mass will be at 10:00AM on September 13, 2019 at St. Mark The Evangelist Catholic Church, Summerfield, FL.  Inurnment will be at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date. Memorials in Joseph’s memory may be made to the St. Jude’s Children's Research Hospital or Cornerstone Hospice. Condolences may be left at




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3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services - The Villages
1511 Buenos Aires Boulevard
The Villages, Florida, United States

Funeral Mass

10:00 am
Friday, September 13, 2019
St Mark The Evangelist Catholic Church
7081 SE Hwy 42
Summerfield, Florida, United States
(352) 347-9317
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