Donald R. Beck, 57, Tiverton

Donald R. Beck, 57, Tiverton


BeckDonald Richard Beck, 57, of Tiverton, died peacefully Tuesday, April 16, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Kathleen (Gallagher) Beck; they had been married for 34 years.

Born in Providence in 1956, he was the son of Pauline Formisano and step-son of Ciro Formisano, currently of Rumford, and son of the late Donald Richard Beck.  Don was one of three children, Linda Marrocco of Burrillville, and Debbie Harkins of Virginia.  Don leaves two daughters, Shannon Pickering of Massachusetts, Alyson Carver of Pennsylvania; two sons, Kyle Beck of California, Devin Beck of Massachusetts, and three beautiful granddaughters, Taylor, Sadie and Adalyn.

Don was the head golf professional at the Acoaxet Club of Westport Harbor for 30 years and was a member of the PGA of America.  Don enjoyed reading, especially his newspapers, going to all of his kids’ and granddaughters’ sporting events, and spending time at the golf course.  He was a very strong-willed family man.

His funeral, to which relatives and friends are invited, will be Friday April 19, at 9 a.m. from the Potter Funeral Home, 81 Reed Road, Westport, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. John the Baptist Church, Westport at 10 a.m.

Calling hours will be Thursday from 5-8 p.m.