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Frances A. Becotte

December 14, 1935October 2, 2019

Frances A. Becotte, 83, of South Yarmouth, died peacefully at Cape Cod Hospital in the early morning hours of October 2, 2019.

Frances was born in New Jersey on December 14, 1935. There she married her first husband, Maurice J. Garneau and had 7 children. In addition to a wife, and a mother, she also had a full-time job as a waitress. She remained in New Jersey until 1971. In 1971 she moved to Boston, Massachusetts, was remarried to Daniel Becotte, and gave birth to 4 more children. She lived in Boston for a short time before re-locating to Cape Cod. She also spent a number of years in Florida.

Frances was a very devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great, great grandmother. She was very strong in her faith. She was a member of The First Church of God in Vero Beach, Florida, when she resided there. Frances enjoyed attending the services at The Brewster Baptist Church. When she was unable to attend, she would watch the service on television.

Before becoming ill, Frances lived at Simpkins School Residences in South Yarmouth, where she formed many close friendships. She considered all her friends at Simpkins her family.

Frances was predeceased by her father, Cyrus Wheeler, her mother Dorothy (Holzworth) Ferrone, her late husband, Daniel G. Becotte, of Brewster Massachusetts, her sons, Joseph Garneau And George Garneau, her daughter, Suzanne (Garneau) Penney, her granddaughters, Jennifer Martinez and Destiny Becotte, grandson, Shawn Russell, and her great, great granddaughter, Amaya Cranston.

Frances is survived by her brother, Harry Ferrone of Florida and her 8 children: Edward Garneau of New Jersey, Lucille (Garneau) Smale, of Pennsylvania, Mary Jane Garneau, of W. Yarmouth, Massachusetts, Patricia (Garneau) Flechsig, of Florida, William Becotte, of Grafton, Massachusetts, Daniel Becotte, Jr., of Brewster, Massachusetts, Danette Becotte, of Florida, and Philip Becotte, of Orleans, Massachusetts. She is also survived by 25 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren, and 1 great, great grandchild.

Services will be held on Friday, October 18, 2019 at 11:00am at Brewster Baptist Church, 1848 Main Street, Brewer, MA 02601.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Alzheimer's Association, www.alz.org.


18 October

Funeral Service

11:00 am

Brewster Baptist Church

1848 Main St
Brewster, MA 02631


Frances A. Becotte

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Lynn Mockler

October 14, 2019

Dear Mary Jane and family, I am so sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. Fran was loved and is missed terribly. I am very grateful that Fran and I were able to spend the past year together. We became close friends and enjoyed each other's company immensely. Fran always spoke of her children, grandchildren, and family. One of her fondest memories was when all of the neighborhood children would play with her children in Fran's backyard and the phone would constantly ring with parents searching for their own children, relieved to know they were safely under Fran's watch through the windows. Fran's faith was unwavering and always told me to "Ask the man upstairs" when I questioned one thing or another. Fran loved having me visit her apartment and see all of her pictures, happily pointing each one out and explaining the story and the faces behind the frames. Those photos brought Fran much joy, happy memories, and a smile to her face...always. Fran and I made each other laugh even when we were not trying to. We shared many happy times and many happy memories together. Every night and every morning Fran and I said our prayers. I loved your Mom and I sadly miss her daily presence. The last year of Fran's life was full of many ups and downs but we kept each other company through all of it. Fran was wise beyond her years and shared sage advice with me on many occasions. I feel very blessed for the time that Fran and I were able to share together, your Mom was an amazing woman. "Okay Frannie, we promised each other that whoever went first, you or I, that we would watch over each other from the heavens above. We would nudge each other as necessary and kick each other is the behind when needed. I would smoke a Pall Mall for you in the Little League field and you would smoke a Kool for me." You left before I did, Fran, and I have smoked Pall Mall's for you as promised. Thank you for being such an important part of my life and sharing your love with me.