Rebecca J. Puckett, 42

Rebecca Puckett

Rebecca J. Puckett

BUXTON — Rebecca “Becca” J. Puckett, 42, of Buxton, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family following a courageous battle with cancer.

Becca was born in Portland on Oct. 15, 1970, the daughter of Carelton R. and Carole L. (Leeman) Thoits. She grew up in Freeport and was a graduate of the 1989 class at Freeport High School. Before she became ill, Becca worked as an HR Systems Analyst for Hannaford Bros.

Becca was happiest when spending time with her boys, Trevor and Darren. She loved being a mother more than anything else. Whether going to hockey practices and games, or to band concerts, Becca made sure to find time with her boys whom she loved so much.

Becca cherished visits with her friends and family. Becca also enjoyed quiet times at home reading, doing puzzles and watching movies with family.

A strong mother, daughter, sister and friend to many, Becca will be dearly missed, but never forgotten. Her tremendous strength and fighting spirit will forever live on with her family.

She was predeceased by a sister, Amber Thoits.

Surviving are her sons, Trevor S. Puckett and Darren J. Puckett of Buxton; their sister Ariana Puckett of Biddeford; Becca’s parents, Carl and Carole Thoits of Buxton; sisters, Melissa Parker of Casco and Stacey Roy of Gorham; her grandmother, Marian Leeman of Freeport; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of Becca’s life will be held this Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, at 2 p.m., at Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford Street, Portland. Care for Becca and her family has been entrusted to the Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home of Portland. To leave messages of condolence or view photographs of Becca and her family please visit

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorials be made in Becca’s name to: The Puckett Children’s Trust, care of Stacey Roy, 126 Sebago Lake Rd., Gorham, ME 04038.

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