SOUTH DEERFIELD, MA and ORMOND BEACH,
FL – Elizabeth A. Swasey, 70, peacefully
passed away on October 4, 2014 at the Fisher Home in Amherst, MA.
She was surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with pancreatic
Betti was born in Lynn,
MA on May 22, 1944, the daughter
of Grace (Mahoney) and Albert Knight. She spent her childhood years living in
her beloved Point of Pines neighborhood of Revere, MA.
In 1959, her family moved to Durham,
NH. She married Robert M. Swasey,
Jr. on August 20, 1966 and they made their home in South Deerfield, MA.
In 2002, Betti retired from her employment at the University of Massachusetts’
School of Education.
Betti lived for her family. She cherished summers in NH on Lake Sunapee
and Merrymeeting Lake with loved ones. Betti also enjoyed
her many trips to the Caribbean with Bob and
friends Marty and Judy Smith. She was at peace walking the beaches and would
always bring home a one in a million piece of sea glass or a unique
In retirement, Betti and Bob split their time between their
homes in South Deerfield and Ormond
Beach and loved hosting family and friends from up
north. Always thinking of others, Betti loved to shop for gifts for her family,
cook and bake family member’s favorite foods. She was an avid reader, a
supporter of public libraries, a huge Neil Diamond fan and enjoyed time with
the special people in her life.
Betti is survived by her husband Robert of 48 years, her two
sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Wendy, William and Kimberly; five very
special granddaughters, Lindsay, Kimberleigh, Chelsea, Stephanie and Kate all
of South Deerfield; her two sisters, Patricia Schneidau, Edgewood, KY and
Margaret Houle, Durham, NH; special cousin James Mahoney, Barrington, NH as
well as other family members and friends, especially dear friend Beverly
Curtin. She was predeceased by her son Brian and cousin Thomas Mahoney.
At Betti’s request services will be private. In lieu of
flowers donations can be made to the Tilton Library, South Deerfield, MA or
Hospice of the Fisher Home, Amherst,
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