Ronald J. Becotte, age 92, of Salem, NH passed away on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at the Hillsborough County Nursing Home in Goffstown, NH.
Ronald was born February 6, 1926 in Biddeford, ME. He was the son of the late William Becotte and Mabel Dumont. Ron graduated from Lawrence High School.
Ron served in the Army during World War II and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He also participated in the liberation of the holocaust victims. Ron was wounded while serving and was awarded the Purple Heart.
In 1949 he married the love of his life, Claire J. LeBlanc. They were married for 69 years and resided in Methuen, Ma; they also spent 20 years in Pinellas Park, FL. Ron was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and great-great grandfather. He loved people and was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan. He loved playing cards, socializing with friends, dancing, eating out and desserts.
Ron was a Methuen police officer for 10 years and then worked as an insurance agent at Metropolitan Life for 22 years. He retired from Avco in 1991.
Ron leaves behind his loving wife Claire, his children Ronald W. Becotte and wife Gail of Clearwater, FL and Kingston, NH, Beverly Grenda and husband Jeffrey of Pelham, NH, Donna Castro and husband Albert of Littleton, NH, and daughter Joyce Becotte of Springvale, ME. Ron is also survived by his brother Paul Becotte and wife Geneva and was predeceased by 8 siblings and his sister-in-law Marcelle Deschene. Ron was blessed with 9 grandchildren, David, Richard and James Becotte, Laurie Bennett, Kristen Walkup, Jeffrey and Kelly Grenda, and Krystle and Vanessa Castro. He also leaves behind 17 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and many friends.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, September 7 from 4-8 p.m. at the Goundrey & Dewhirst Funeral Home, 42 Main St, Salem, NH 03079. A funeral mass followed by a military ceremony will be offered on Saturday, September 8 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Matthew’s Church, 2 Searles Rd., Windham, NH. Burial will be at a later date.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or to the America Diabetes Foundation. To leave online condolences please visit www.goundreydewhirstfuneral.com
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