Brandon James Bettencourt

Brandon James Bettencourt

Wednesday, October 26th, 1994 - Thursday, September 12th, 2019
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Brandon James Bettencourt of East Aurora, NY passed away on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at his residence at the age of 24.

He was born October 26, 1994 in Wellsville, NY a son of Tammy (nee Hartwell) Kolacz and the late Gregory Bettencourt. He enjoyed playing his guitar, riding dirt bikes and listening to music.

He was a produce manager at Wegman's in West Seneca.

Brandon is survived by his mother and step-father: Tammy & Rich Kolacz of Orchard Park; his sister: Cortney (Nakodah) Stapleson of Alden; his grandparents: Norman Hartwell of Delevan and James (Diane Bettencourt) Thigpen; also survived by his nephews: Tanner James and Saunder John Stapleson along with several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his father and a sister - Lauren K. Bettencourt.

Friends may call on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 from 11AM - 1PM at the W.S. Davis Funeral Home, 358 Main St., Arcade where Funeral Services will be held at 1 PM with Rev. Tim Chase officiating. Interment will be held in Yorkshire Cemetery.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
    W. S. Davis, Inc. Funeral Home
    358 W. Main St.
    ARCADE, NY 14009
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 1:00pm
    W. S. Davis, Inc. Funeral Home
    358 W. Main St.
    ARCADE, NY 14009
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Timothy J. Chase
  • Interment

    Yorkshire Cemetery
    YORKSHIRE, NY 14173


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Private Condolence

Tammy Gust

Posted at 02:21pm
Tammy, not sure if you remember me, but I was friends with you and Greg in high school, and even went to your wedding. I just found out about your son, so sorry for your loss. He is the same age as my son. Wish we could have stayed in touch over the years.
Tammy Coloross Gust

Posted at 04:56pm
Pam, Diane, Jim, and Family: My deepest sympathies and prayers for you all during this difficult time and the days ahead. God bless you all.

Diane Bure

Posted at 10:41am
Heaven gained another angel. RIP Brandon 🙏🙏

Olivia ceccato

Posted at 06:30pm
I can’t even believe that any of this is reality. My heart literally hurts and I just have so many questions for you and so many more things we could have talked about. You were the light in everyone’s life the minute you arrived. I wish I spent more time with you and I wish you would have reached out to all the ones who loved you dearly and held close to our hearts... Brandon IS such an amazing person and had a beautiful smile. He deserved so much more in life the world didn’t deserve him, people like him are so rare I just wish you would have stayed...

Mary Jane Kurek Posted at 07:52pm

I couldn't agree more. What a light..this world just got a whole lot darker

Nick Ellis

Posted at 05:26pm
There are so many memories with Brandon making it hard to clearly see just one. Our friendship went so fast it all seems to be a warm blur of good feelings. We did so much together and had so many laughs, there were times we would sit outside on the ground and talk about life, the universe, people, anything really for hours without ever having an uncomfortable silence. There was never an uncomfortable silence when we were together. He used to make any crap situation life throws at you feel not so bad breaking the tension with a good joke or a punch in the arm. We used to sit on the couch for hours writing and recording new songs getting so excited when a part would start to sound awesome and we would always mix it down to an audio file and run right outside to hear it in the car and blast it as loud as possible. He thought for the longest time he wasn’t a good singer but he was always ahead of the crowd and didn’t know it yet, we would drive around and purposely get lost sometimes on our way somewhere because we were singing our hearts out in the car. He always rubbed Ronnie Radke in my face knowing I despised that guy lol and sing it at me just to poke fun and I would pretend to scoff at it but really it was hilarious and the kid was singing it really good. He was my partner in crime, someone I could always confide in, someone to always turn to for a good laugh or some sound advice. He was my best friend. I will forever be grateful to have had the honor of knowing someone as special as him in this lifetime. He was 1 in a billion and I will miss him forever and cherish every moment I had with him. Rest In Peace Brother, I love you.

Barb Fellows Posted at 01:00pm

Tammy, You may not remember me but I remember praying with you for you and Greg to have a baby when we worked at Pizza hut. I was so thrilled for you when it happened. I'll be praying for you again, that you will find peace and come to the place where you find joy in the many happy memories you made with him over the years. My heart goes out to you.

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