John L Mayotte, 56, passed away peacefully among his loved ones on Saturday February 18th, 2017 after a long battle with cancer.
John was born on February 10th, 1961 in Worcester, Massachusetts. He was the son of Donald Mayotte and Rosalie Mayotte (Besaw). He was raised in Worcester and graduated from South High School. He attended culinary school and worked in several restaurants in the Worcester area before settling in at Suney's Pub, where he began working in the kitchen and later become a well-loved bartender for over 25 years.
John moved to White River Junction, Vermont in 2012 to help his mother whom he was very close to. He worked at Hannaford Super Market in West Lebanon, New Hampshire until his health forced him to retire.
He found his greatest joy in the love of his two dogs, Maxx and Penny. He could be found walking them in his neighborhood where everyone knew them and would stop to say hello. John was an avid reader and always loved to have a good book going. He also treasured his visits to Cape Cod and spoke of them often. John was the son, brother, and friend that anybody would love to have and he will be missed for his big heart and tremendous kindness.
He was predeceased by his father Donald Mayotte Sr. of Worcester. He is survived by his mother Rosalie Mayotte of Windsor, VT; His sister Dawn Mayotte and her husband Gary Daily of Worcester; Three brothers, Steven Mayotte of Wilder, VT, Dennis Mayotte of Quechee, VT, and Donald Mayotte and his wife Christina of Hartford, VT, as well as numerous nieces and nephews, and all of the friends that he met along the way.
A visitation will be held at the Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction at 2-3PM Friday, February 24 immediately followed by a funeral service at 3PM. Condolences may be expressed to John’s family in an online guestbook at www.knightfuneralhomes.com
Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Cancer Society, 55 Day Lane, Williston, VT 05495