EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

January 30, 2014

Robert H. Becotte, 80

Salem, NH — Robert H. Becotte, 80, of Salem, NH, passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2014, at Mary Immaculate Nursing and Restorative Center in Lawrence with his family by his side.

Born and educated in Lawrence, MA, he was the son of Rudolph and Eva (Bilodeau) Becotte. Robert served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged. For 34 years he was employed with AT&T, formerly Western Electric in North Andover and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.

Robert was an avid sports fan and enjoyed bowling in a league in the local area.

He leaves his wife of 43 years, Gail F. (Belanger) Becotte of Salem, NH. Robert is survived by his children, Denise Back and her husband, Robert, of Quakertown, PA, Michael Becotte and his wife, Wanda, of Canton, GA, Monique Fritzinger of Hellertown, PA, Lisa Rae, also of Pennsylvania, Allen Becotte and his wife, Michelle, of Methuen, MA; brothers, Roland and his wife, Natalie, of Merrimac, MA, Richard and his wife, Monica, of Ocala, FL, Chanel Becotte, also of Merrimac, MA, Raymond and his wife, Claire, of Derry, NH and Donald and his wife, Pamela, of Windham, NH; sisters-in-law, Theresa Becotte of Methuen, MA, Lorraine Piccirillo, also of Methuen and Joan Auger of Florida. Robert also leaves his brother-in-law, John Belanger of New Port Richey, FL; 8 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Robert was predeceased by his three brothers, Marcel, Roger, and Maurice Becotte.

Robert’s Family would like to offer a special thank you to the staff of Mary Immaculate for the compassion, comfort and care to Robert.

ARRANGEMENTS: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the American Parkinson’s Disease Association, 72 E. Concord St., Boston, MA 02118. Visiting hours for family and friends will be Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home, Inc., 233 Lawrence St., Methuen, MA 01844. Funeral Services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home with a burial to take place at a later date at the family's convenience. For directions or condolences, please visit www.pollardfuneralhome.com.

The Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home is honored to assist the Becotte Family with the arrangements.