Meriden- Leon Bacote Sr., 84, husband of the late Hazel Lee Hendricks Bacote passed away peacefully at his home with his loving family at his side on Saturday, July 28, 2007. He was born in Darlington, South Carolina on August 20, 1922 a son of the late Frank and Lillie Bacote. Before his retirement he was employed at Miller Company in Meriden for 42 years. Leon was a wonderful person great fisherman and loved and respected by all who knew and loved him. He will be greatly missed. He is survived by three daughters, Ms. Cheryl Riley, Ms. Gloria Mickens and Mrs. Patrice (Michael) Harrison, five sons, Mr. Leon(Rita) Bacote Jr., Mr. Thomas Bacote, Mr. Leonard (Glady) Bacote, Mr. Michael Bacote and Mr. Guy Bacote, 21 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson, several nieces and nephews and a godchild, Monique Murph. He also leaves three brothers, Willie Bacote, Frank Bacote and Douglas Brunson Sr., three sisters, Marie Alford, Inetha Kennedy and Daisy Shanklin. He was predeceased by a sister Mabel Simon. The family would like to thank MidState Medical Center and Franciscan Hospice Care for the excellent care and compassion received. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 2 at 11:00am at Mt. Hebron Baptist Church, 84 Franklin St., Meriden. The Rev. Willie J. Young will officiate. Burial will follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden on Wednesday, August 1 from 5-8 p.m.

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  1. Cheryl & Family: My thoughts are with you today. May God help keep you strong through this time and your faith guide you. With much love Arleen Rivera

  2. Dear Cheryl, Our deepest condolences to you and your family for the loss of your Father. Our prayers are that God will strengthen you and give you peace during this very sad time. Love, Earl, Velma & Deborah

  3. dear cheryl, we are both very sorry for the loss of your father. a family emergency prevented us from attending the wake. i sent a card but it was returned for wrong address. our thoughts and prayers are with you. linda and marty gaffey

  4. Dear Tommy & family- So sorry for the loss of your Dad. I remember the warmth & love while sitting in your home so many years ago. And the song ”Oh Happy Day” playing-a very warm & happy memory for me, one that was made by the goodness of your caring and loving family! God bless you all! Sue

  5. Greetings : Rolfe and I always remembered him as willing to lend a helping hand when needed,and being a really good neighbor! We also remember him as having a great sense of humor. Again with much sympathy for the loss of your father. Rolfe and Marge Carmean

  6. leon and i worked together many years ago in vernoeau lumber yard.he was a dear friend and a mentor for me as a young man learning to work. i enjoyed his company and good nature and his great laugh. my heart goes out to all the bacote family my love and prayers will ride with leon to his final resting place. god bless to all vinny

  7. Please accept our deepist sympathy in your loss of a beautiful man. The Irvin Family Myrtle,Scott,Mark&Dawn ps. I personaly want to say that I will always remember, .the Fields of Fire., the Pool, and the Garage Pit. Also His great smile, and that wonderful laugh. With My Blessings Mark Irvin

  8. WE ARE SAD TO HEAR THE LOSS OF MR BACOTE.OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOUR FAMILY AT THIS TIME OF SORROW.MAY GOD GIVE YOU THE COMFORT OF HIS LOVE. JAY & VERDIA MITCHELL

  9. You have our deepest condolenses from the Lawson Family. I remember all those times when I was a youngin I use to enjoy going the boat. It seems like only yesterday. You guys continue to stick together and GOD BLESS all. The Lawson family

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