February 23, 1938 ~ October 8, 2018
David Allan Bettencourt entered into rest October 8, 2018 in Fremont, CA. Born February 23, 1938 in San Jose, California to Anthony and Anna Bettencourt, he was 80 years old and a life long Fremont resident. David is survived by his loving wife, Fatima L. Bettencourt; son, Mark A. Bettencourt and his wife, Sheila; daughter, Amy A. McPartland and husband, David; son, David A. Bettencourt II; four grandchildren, Saliah, Michael, Kayla and Elysa.
David will be truly missed. He was funny, loved to share his goods from his garden, enjoyed delivering Portuguese sweet bread to neighbors, family and long distant friends. He loved good food and Portuguese festas and celebrations. David was very kind to the elderly and can always remember the events and shared stories with all the old timers.
He was a proud father and cared about his family and neighbors. He liked to follow sports such as baseball and football and loved supporting different ministries in church or the Portuguese clubs. If he was able to, he would help anyone and many people have been blessed because David shared his treasures.
David served in the Army National Guard of California with honesty and faithfulness. He also worked 10 years with Retail Clerks Union Local #870 and was a retired member of International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local #70. He also belonged to the Portuguese Social Club, the Portuguese fraternal Society of America, and Native Sons.
A vigil will be held Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 2:30 PM with visitation starting at 12:20 pm at Berge-Pappas-Smith Chapel of the Angels. Mass will be 11:00 AM, Monday, October 15, 2018 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church.
In lieu of flowers donations be made to Camp Taylor, a free medically supervised camp for children with heart disease, 8224 W. Grayson Road, Modesto, CA 95358. A new Camp Taylor's facility will be the first ever camp facility designed and constructed freom the ground up dedicated to children suffering from the #1 birth defect congenital heart disease. This facility is at old Honor Farm near Grayson, Modesto, CA
non-profit organization #209-581-0414. Kimberlie@kidsheartcamp.org