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Becker, Ex-Fairfield Teacher's Aide, Dies at 87

FAIRFIELD, Conn. - Pamela L. Becker, 87, formerly of Fairfield and Watertown, S.D., died March 20.

She was born May 1, 1924 to the late Frank and Mary Rose. Becker grew up in Southport, raised her family with her late husband, Lloyd H. Becker, in Fairfield and moved to Watertown, S.D. in 1981 to be near her husband’s family. Becker resided there until August of 2010, when she moved back to Connecticut to be near her family once again.

On June 18, 1949, she married Lloyd at St. Thomas Church in Fairfield. Becker was a graduate of Roger Ludlowe High School and a member of the National Honor Society. Upon graduation, she worked as a secretary for the Office of Price Administration and then as the office manager for the Connecticut Federation of Labor.

She then spent many years at home raising her family and working part-time selling real estate. She returned to work as a teacher’s aide with the Fairfield Public School System. Upon moving to South Dakota, she became the coordinator for the Watertown Meals on Wheels Program.

Becker was a published poet and especially enjoyed writing poetry for others. She also was an avid doll collector and loved music, dancing and performing. Becker enjoyed volunteering her time, especially the many years she helped out at the Holy Name Church rummage room. Spending time with her family, grandchildren and great grandchildren brought her great joy.

She is survived by her son, the Rev. Hal (Debbie) Becker of Wells, Minn.; her daughters, Terri-Lynn Becker of Bridgeport and Nancy (Jeff) Olson of Lakewood Ranch, Fla.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She also is survived by her sister, Frances Hines; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd in 2005; two brothers; and five sisters.

Per her request, cremation already has taken place and there will be no visitation. There will be a memorial mass at 11 a.m. March 31 at Holy Family Church in Fairfield. There will be a graveside service at Graceland Cemetery, in Henry, S.D., at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Shaughnessey Banks Funeral Home .

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, c/o Terri-Lynn Becker, 3200 Park Ave. #2F2, Bridgeport, CT 06604.

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