Pietro Antonio “Pete” Becchelli, 72, of Kincaid IL, passed away Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at home. He was born in Taylorville, IL on June 6, 1949 the son of Armando and Anna (Venturelli) Becchelli. He graduated from South Fork High school in Kincaid as class president.
He married Dona Males on April 10, 1982 at the Kincaid United Methodist Church. Pete was a member and current treasurer of the United Mine Workers Local #9918. He was a Sergeant of the United States Air Force and a Vietnam veteran. He was member of American Legion Post 905 in Kincaid, holding position of Jr. Vice Commander. Owner/operator of Pete’s excavating. He retired from the coal mine.
Surviving are his wife Dona, Kincaid, IL, sister-in-law Karen VanBlaircum of Taylorville, IL two step-sons Gary J. Gesell of Taylorville, IL, and Mark Gesell Morrisonville, IL, two sisters JoAnn Becchelli (Thomas) Lewis of Hot Springs AR, and Rose Mary Becchelli Theison of Danvers, IL, along with nieces and nephews to include Gina Heckinger (Brad)of Normal, IL and two nephews Domenic Theison (Shawna), and Tony Nudo and family including Marianne Nudo who preceded him in death, a Great niece Jayden of Mackinaw, IL. Step Grandson Tylor Gesell and step Granddaughter Kloey Locke. Numerous loved cousin’s in the US and Italy
Pete had many, many great friends and was very well respected. And will be greatly missed by all
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 pm Monday, December 27, 2021 at Masterson Funeral Home in Kincaid. Reverend Chad Foster officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Pawnee, IL. Visitation for Mr. Becchelli will be held from 10:00 am to noon on Monday.
In Lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital in memory of Pete Becchelli.