, Salem, MA

December 26, 2013

Brandon A. Bettencourt, 36

Peabody — Brandon A. Bettencourt, 36, of Peabody, died unexpectedly on Saturday at his home.

Born in Salem, he was the son of Else Bettencourt and Janice Kaplan and step-son of Elzira Bettencourt of Andover and Jeffrey Kaplan of Peabody. He was a life-long resident of Peabody and a graduate of North Shore Regional Technical High School, Class of 1997.

Brandon was a very artistic person who enjoyed doing tattoos independently throughout the North Shore. He also enjoyed drawing and doing carpentry work for all.

Besides his loving parents, he is survived by his two brothers, Jason and Christopher Bettencourt, both of Peabody; his step-brother, Tyler Kaplan of Amesbury; and is also survived by his maternal grandmother, Earline Faneuf; and several aunts, uncle, cousins, nieces and nephews, and his three cats, Rocco, Henry, and Patches.

ARRANGEMENTS: Visiting hours will be held on Friday from 4 until 8 p.m. at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody, to which relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Family and friends can gather on Saturday at noon followed by his Funeral Service at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to the Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave., Salem, MA 01970. For directions and online obituary, visit