Becker Jr, Frank
Frank Becker Jr., 49, an avid softball player of New Milford, passed away Saturday evening, December 22, 2012. It was his birthday and he was surrounded by family and friends at the amazing Yale-New Haven Hospital. He was born in West Point, NY, son of Vicki Becker and the late Frank Becker, Sr. He graduated from Housatonic Valley Regional High School and was a resident of New Milford. Frank was a true salesman and worked for several companies: Snapple, Ford, AWD and most recently Lopresti and Sons Carting. Sports played a major role in his life, especially softball. He loved the game, loved winning and being the best at it. He also loved to travel to warm sunny places, throw the ball with his beloved dog, Hank, and cook for everyone on the grill. A loving husband, stepfather and friend. His memory will be cherished by his wife Denise (DiPaola) Becker, stepdaughter Gina Larkin, stepson Joseph Larkin, dog Hank, mother Vicki Becker, sister Pamala Thorp, sister Sandra Becker, niece Michaela Groves, niece Kristen Groves, nephew Thomas McGivern IV, niece Jessica Lopez. He was predeceased by his father Frank Becker, Sr. There will be a Celebration of His Life on Saturday, December 29, 2012, from 12 to 4 PM at the United Methodist Church, 68 Danbury Road, New Milford, CT. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Frank's honor to Smilow-Cancer Hospital in care of Office of Development, P. O. 1849, New Haven, CT 06510. Wherever you are, raise a glass to Frank. He lived life to his fullest, but was taken too soon and was loved by all. Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street, New Milford, CT was in charge of arrangements.