Billy J. Cate(1960 - 2012)

Billy J. Cate, 51, of Concord passed away unexpectedly Friday, November 9th, 2012.

Born December 13, 1960, Billy was raised in Manchester, the son of Leon and Myrtle (Auprey) Cate. He lived most of his adult life in the Concord area and was a carpenter by trade.

Billy enjoyed spending time outdoors hunting and fishing, but his greatest love in life was his grandchildren. Described by his family as a prankster with a great sense of humor, he was a warm and loving man who was always there to lend and hand and he could make people smile just by walking into a room.

In addition to his mother, Myrtle Cate, Billy is survived by five children, BJ, Crystal, Justin, Ashley and Dillon Cate; siblings, Lee Baker, Leon Cate, Mark Cate, Patty Magoon, Carol Jones, Linda Fisher, Kim Caprarello, and Stephen Cate; seven grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Billy was predeceased by his father, Leon Cate; his brother, Gary Cate; and his nephew, Anthony Benoit.

The family will receive visitors Saturday, November 17th, beginning at 10 a.m., at 1023 Catamount Road in Pittsfield.

Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium is assisting the family with arrangements. To view an online memorial or check service times, please go to

Published in The Concord Monitor on Nov. 14, 2012