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Neighborhood in The Villages incensed after troll goes on reporting rampage

Residents of a neighborhood in The Villages are reportedly incensed after an anonymous troll went on a reporting rampage. We've got photos of the items targeted by the trolls.

Letters

We don’t need someone at the gates

A Village of Belle Aire resident, in a Letter to the Editor, writes that he thinks we don’t need someone at the gates.

Trolls should not hide behind cloak of protection

A Village of Mallory Square resident, in a Letter to the Editor, says trolls should not hide behind a cloak of protection.

Around Florida

Leesburg firefighters honored for life-saving efforts on teenager injured in vehicle crash

Two Leesburg firefighters have been honored by Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children with a 2019 Life Saving Award.

Obituaries

Edward Irving Heath

Ed Heath was a member of Kiwanis and served as president of chapters in Maryland and Maine before retiring and moving to Del Webb Spruce Creek Golf and Country Club in Summerfield.

Health

Singer-songwriter David Olney died onstage of heart attack

The death of singer-songwriter David Olney, who suffered a heart attack and died while performing onstage, reminds us of the value of knowing CPR. Dr. Gabe Mirkin offers his thoughts.

Business

New Jimmy John’s sandwich shop open at Spruce Creek

A new Jimmy John’s sandwich shop is now open in Summerfield. Villages-News.com's David Towns stopped by for a sample.

Joseph Albert Becotte

Joseph Becotte

Joseph Albert Becotte, 88, of The Villages, Florida passed away September 6, 2019 at The Villages Hospice House, The Villages, Florida. He was the husband of Louise Becotte for 34 years.

Joseph was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts a son of the late Hector and Corrine Becotte. He was a Veteran of the US Navy serving from 1949 to 1956.  He served on the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Tarawa.  He love the Navy and was very proud to serve his country.  Over the years he would reminisce that his time in the Navy were some of the best years of his life.  Prior to his retirement he worked for AT&T as a technician repairing computers.

While in Kingston, NH where he raised his seven daughters he was instrumental in reopening the former Patten Schoolhouse into the home of the Kingston Veterans Club.  He served as Treasurer and later as President.  He also was the Grand Marshall of the Memorial Day Parade.  He enjoyed buying and remodeling homes and when they were completed to his satisfaction he would sell them.

Joseph is survived by his wife, Louise Margaret Becotte  and daughters, Elaine  Decareau and her husband Michael of  Kingston, NH, Diane  Coll of Englewood, FL, Marcia  Frappier and her husband Steven of Raymond, NH, Christine  Becotte and her husband Brant of  Keene, NH, Jackie  Smith and her husband Robin of Evans, GA, Katherine  Grant of Hampton, NH, Valerie  McAskill and her husband Edward of  Concord, NH. He is also survived by step-son, Paul Howarth and his wife Janet of Oceanside, CA. He has 16 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 1511 Buenos Aires Blvd., The Villages on September 12, 2019 from 3:00PM – 5:00PM. The Funeral Mass will be at 10:00AM on September 13, 2019 at St. Mark The Evangelist Catholic Church, Summerfield, FL.  Inurnment will be at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date. Memorials in Joseph’s memory may be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or Cornerstone Hospice.

Latest Posts

We don’t need someone at the gates

A Village of Belle Aire resident, in a Letter to the Editor, writes that he thinks we don’t need someone at the gates.

Downsizing memories to squeeze into Independent Living

Columnist Barry Evans writes he and The Blonde in the house are now ensconced in an Independent Living facility.

Edward Irving Heath

Ed Heath was a member of Kiwanis and served as president of chapters in Maryland and Maine before retiring and moving to Del Webb Spruce Creek Golf and Country Club in Summerfield.

Evelyn T. Jones

Evelyn Jones moved to Wildwood in 1983 and then back to Georgia in 2017.

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Employee reports damage to golf cart while parked at restaurant in The Villages

An employee reported his golf cart was damaged while it was parked at a restaurant in The Villages.

Hat helps ID suspected shoplifter during return trip to Best Buy

A suspected shoplifter wearing the same hat he had worn during a heist days earlier was arrested Wednesday afternoon at Best Buy at Village Crossroads in Lady Lake.

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Opinions

Downsizing memories to squeeze into Independent Living

Columnist Barry Evans writes he and The Blonde in the house are now ensconced in an Independent Living facility.

Crime

Employee reports damage to golf cart while parked at restaurant in The Villages

An employee reported his golf cart was damaged while it was parked at a restaurant in The Villages.

Hat helps ID suspected shoplifter during return trip to Best Buy

A suspected shoplifter wearing the same hat he had worn during a heist days earlier was arrested Wednesday afternoon at Best Buy at Village Crossroads in Lady Lake.