WINCHENDON – Claire L. (Duchesneau) Becotte, 88, of 676 Brown Street, died peacefully Thursday afternoon, May 27, 2021 at her residence, with her family at her side.
She was born in Three Rivers, Quebec, Canada on January 15, 1933, daughter of the late Eugene and Doris (Lambert) Duchesneau and grew up in Leominster. Claire graduated from Leominster High School and a business school in Fitchburg. After living in Leominster for most of her life, Claire and her husband moved to Winchendon 14 years ago.
Claire worked early in her marriage at Bell Atlantic Phone Company as an information operator until she began her family. After raising her children, she worked at IC Credit Union and then returned to Verizon, where she continued working until her retirement. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, cooking and camping at Hampton Beach. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Church, Baldwinville.
She leaves her husband of 61 years, Lucien W. Becotte; four children, Linda Testa and her husband Arthur of Westminster, Paul Becotte and his wife Patricia of Southington, CT, Leo Becotte and his wife Rhonda of Ashburnham and Alan Becotte and his wife Cheryl of Winchendon and eleven grandchildren, Aaron, Rachel, Samantha, Matthew, Quinn, Emma, Michael, Katelyn, Adam and his wife Melissa, Thomas and Nicole. She was preceded in death by a brother and sister in-law, Eugene Duchesneau Jr and his wife Beverly.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, June 14, 2021 at 11 A.M. in St. Vincent de Paul Church, 1 Forest Street, Baldwinville. There are no calling hours.
Burial will be held at a later date in Massachusetts Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, Winchendon.
Memorial donations in honor of Claire may be made to Brookhaven Hospice, 114 Turnpike Road, Suite 206, Westborough, MA 01581.