In memory of
Paul R. Bechet
In memory of
Paul R. Bechet
Bechet, Paul R. NEWTON, Mass. Paul R. Bechet, 78, died November 18, 2020, peacefully at home in Newton, Mass. with his family by his side. Born in 1942 in Woonsocket, R.I. to Cecile and Arthur Bechet, Paul grew up in Utica, Syracuse, and Albany. His first nuns were the Sisters of Charity, followed by the Xaverian Brothers in High School and the Franciscans at Siena College, where he was class president his junior and senior years. He married Marianne McGuirk in 1964. He joined Peat Marwick Mitchell in Albany in 1963 and was transferred to the Paris office in 1969. He became partner in charge of the bank practice and relocated to Boston in 1976. Upon retirement from KPMG, he joined Brookline Bank as CFO. A "bon vivant," he enjoyed good conversation, sharing his love of music and stories from his many voyages around the world. Paul was an avid sports fan. He is survived by his wife, Marianne; daughters, Kate, Cynthia, Claudia; grandchildren, Claudia, Declan, Anna, and Michael; and his sisters, Jackie, Janet and Jeanne. Visitation will be held at P.E. Murray-F.J. Higgins, George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, 2000 Centre St., West Roxbury, Mass. from 4-7 p.m. on Monday, November 23, followed by a funeral Mass celebrating Paul's life at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 24, in Sacred Heart Parish, 1321 Centre St., Newton, Mass. Family and friends are kindly invited to attend. Masks and social distancing will be required. Interment in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Paul's memory to St. Anthony Shrine, 100 Arch St., Boston, MA, 02110 or stanthonyshrine.org/giving . For directions and guestbook visit pemurrayfuneral.com .
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P.E. Murray-F.J. Higgins, George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home
2000 Centre Street
West Roxbury, MA 02132
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In memory of
Paul R. Bechet
Bechet, Paul R. NEWTON, Mass. Paul R. Bechet, 78, died November 18, 2020, peacefully at home in Newton, Mass. with his family by his side. Born in 1942 in Woonsocket, R.I. to Cecile and Arthur Bechet, Paul grew up in Utica, Syracuse, and Albany. His first nuns were the Sisters of Charity, followed by the Xaverian Brothers in High School and the Franciscans at Siena College, where he was class president his junior and senior years. He married Marianne McGuirk in 1964. He joined Peat Marwick Mitchell in Albany in 1963 and was transferred to the Paris office in 1969. He became partner in charge of the bank practice and relocated to Boston in 1976. Upon retirement from KPMG, he joined Brookline Bank as CFO. A "bon vivant," he enjoyed good conversation, sharing his love of music and stories from his many voyages around the world. Paul was an avid sports fan. He is survived by his wife, Marianne; daughters, Kate, Cynthia, Claudia; grandchildren, Claudia, Declan, Anna, and Michael; and his sisters, Jackie, Janet and Jeanne. Visitation will be held at P.E. Murray-F.J. Higgins, George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, 2000 Centre St., West Roxbury, Mass. from 4-7 p.m. on Monday, November 23, followed by a funeral Mass celebrating Paul's life at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 24, in Sacred Heart Parish, 1321 Centre St., Newton, Mass. Family and friends are kindly invited to attend. Masks and social distancing will be required. Interment in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Paul's memory to St. Anthony Shrine, 100 Arch St., Boston, MA, 02110 or stanthonyshrine.org/giving . For directions and guestbook visit pemurrayfuneral.com .
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Services Provided By
P.E. Murray-F.J. Higgins, George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home
2000 Centre Street
West Roxbury, MA 02132
Past Services ╲╱
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