Wrisley Funeral Home
90 Sugarloaf Street, South Deerfield, MA 01373
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Elizabeth A. Swasey

At Betti’s request services will be private.

Expressions of Sympathy are available at: www.wrisleyfuneralhome.com


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 cancer.


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 seashell.


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, MA.


Expressions of Sympathy are available at: www.wrisleyfuneralhome.com