CONCORD - Billy J. Cate, 51, of Concord passed away unexpectedly Friday, Nov. 9, 2012.
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Born Dec. 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.
services: The family will receive visitors Saturday, Nov. 17, 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, go to www.phaneuf.net.
Published in Union Leader on Nov. 14, 2012