TYNGSBORO -- Adeline Marie (Bettencourt) Bettencourt, 92, of Tyngsboro, died Monday, April 26, 2010, at her home after a brief illness with her family by her side. She was the wife of Francis J. Bettencourt, with whom she celebrated their Sixty Fourth Wedding Anniversary this past February 10.
A daughter of the late Manuel and the late Mary (Gray) Bettencourt, she was born October 8, 1917, in Methuen. She was raised and educated in Dracut, and made her longtime home in Dracut.
She was a longtime communicant of St. Anthony's Church before becoming a member of St. Mary Magdalen in Tyngsboro, and was a member of the Disabled American Veteran's Auxilliary as well as a former member of the Holy Ghost Society. She had worked at Jay Dress in Lowell for many years as an Assorter before working in the Cafeteria at Avco in Wilmington until her retirement in 1979.
Mrs. Bettencourt enjoyed caring for flowers and plants all of her life. She also enjoyed sewing, crocheting and making and mending clothes for her family.
Family was most important to her, especially her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed dinners out with her husband, Frank, especially at Vic's Waffle House.
She is survived by her daughters, Judith M. Allaby and her husband, Kenneth, of The Villages FL, and Brenda A. Beaudoin, owner of Beaudoin & Associates Realtors in Dracut, and her husband, Ronald, of Tyngsboro, her five grandchildren, Francis A. Beaudoin of Dracut, Aaron Beaudoin and his wife Kerri of Hudson NH, Renae Allaby and Mike Huettel of Orlando FL, Robin L. Kavanaugh and her husband Brian of Tewksbury, and Lauren M. Allaby and Justin Kloack of Lynnfield, her eight great-grandchildren, Anthony J. Beaudoin of Dracut, Tyrus M. Beaudoin of Hudson NH, Kyra L. Kavanaugh of Tewksbury, Joshua M. Beaudoin of Dracut, Nolan P. Kavanaugh of Tewksbury, Brenda R. Beaudoin of Dracut, Calli A. Kavanaugh of Tewksbury, and Owen R. Beaudoin of Hudson NH, her sister, Jennie Herzer and her husband Bill of Lakeworth FL, the beloved family dog Zoe 'Joey' and many nieces and nephews.
She was also a sister of the late Angelina Bettencourt, Frank Bettencourt, Thelma Pure, Manuel Bettencourt, Orlindo Bettencourt, Rose Francisco, and the late Isabelle Hamelin
BETTENCOURT -- YOU ARE INVITED TO HER CALLING HOURS 4 UNTIL 8 P.M. ON THURSDAY. ON FRIDAY, HER FUNERAL WILL BEGIN AT 9 A.M. AT THE McDONOUGH FUNERAL HOME, 14 HIGHLAND STREET, LOWELL (978 OR 800) 458-6816. HER FUNERAL MASS WILL BE OFFERED AT ST. MARY MAGDALEN CHURCH, 250 TYNGSBORO RD, DRACUT AT 10 A.M. BURIAL IN ST. MARY CEMETERY, TEWKSBURY. ECONDOLENCE SITE WWW.MCDONOUGHFUNERALHOME.COM
Published in Lowell Sun from April 27 to April 28, 2010