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James T. Becksted

January 31, 1942October 22, 2019

James T. Becksted ,77 of Pomona Park, FL, passed away on October 22, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Massena, NY on January 31, 1942 the son of the late James and Bernadette Becksted. He married the love of his life Anne (Thayer) Becksted on March 13, 1963 and had two children, Bernadette and Elizabeth.

James enlisted in the Navy for four years and then made his career in the Massena Police Department. He also spent his time as a farrier and was always willing to help out his family and friends. He was a member of the S.H.A.D.O. Riders, Moose club and the Amvets. He had a passion for horseback riding and spending time with his family.

Surviving are his children Bernadette Becksted Perry and Elizabeth Becksted, son-in-law David Perry, and Emilio Risoni, Grandchildren Stefan Becksted, Sean Risoni, Nicholas Risoni, Katrina Perry, Dylan Perry and two great grandchildren, Alaina Risoni and Kai Risoni. Also surviving are his brothers and sisters, Herbert Becksted, John Becksted, Bernice Moore and Betty Sibley.


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Vaughn Aldrich

November 2, 2019

I remember our group rides out at Barnhart Island. We always had some great laughs and a lot of hilarious stories. He was a good friend, Rest In Peace Jim

Susan Gray

October 30, 2019

Dear Bernadette and Family,

My condolences on the loss of your father. I remember him as very handsome in his uniform. He visited Twin Rivers School several times to talk about his job and the class always loved those discussions. He once put the handcuffs on me and challenged me to get them off. I think that the experience contributed to my avoidance of any activities that would lead me to having to wear them again.

With sympathy, Susan Gray, MCHS Class of '82