David Stephen Bettencourt, 67, of Lakeville passed away on August 19, 2014. He was the son of Manuel and Mildred (MacRae) Bettencourt. David was born in New Bedford and lived several years in Middleboro before moving to Lakeville.
David attended Old Rochester Regional High School, class of 1966. After graduating he served his country in the United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman in the Vietnam War. David was recognized for his courageous actions during the war and after his injuries he sustained. He was an avid reader and enjoyed constructing model boats.
David is survived by his sister Sandra Jones, his brothers; Howard Pierce, Edward Pierce and Theodore Pierce and his very dear friend Cheryl DuBois and family as well as several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his brother Richard Bettencourt.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend David’s service at the Massachusetts National Cemetery at Otis Air National Guard Base on September 2, 2014 at 10:00 AM.
In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to the local Veterans Center.