Elizabeth A. (Dempsey) St. Peter Print E-mail

Elizabeth A. (Dempsey) St. Peter

Loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister-in-law;

Elizabeth A. (Dempsey) St. Peter, 80, of Rye, New Hampshire, but formerly of Lowell, MA and Ormond Beach FL, passed away Friday March 1, 2019 surrounded by her loving family at Portsmouth Regional Hospital in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

She was the beloved wife for over 61 years of Ronald F. St. Peter, Sr., who survives her.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, March 20, 1938, a daughter of the late William F. and the late Helen (Dowling) Dempsey, she attended St. Peter’s Grammar school and was a graduate of Keith Hall Class of 1956.

Prior to her retirement, Elizabeth was an administrative assistant in the Music Department at U/Mass Lowell. Previously she was a dental receptionist for Dr. John P. Mahoney.

Elizabeth’s greatest joy was spending time with her family.

Besides her husband, she is survived by three daughters Susan H. Canelas and her husband Robert of Dracut, Jane E. Potvin and her husband Gary of Hampton, NH and Laurie A. Donahue of Hampton, NH; a son Ronald F. St. Peter, Jr. and his wife Dianne of Nashua, NH; eight grandchildren Shaun Gray, Erin Tuleja, Jessica Ferris, Kaitlin St. Peter, Julia Potvin, Jacquelyn Potvin, Ronald F. St. Peter, III and Allison Donahue; six great grandchildren; her sisters-in-laws Margaret St. Peter, Beverly Wiley, Mary Baker and Dorothy St. Peter; many nieces, nephews, grand  nieces and nephews.

She was also predeceased by her grandson Shane Potvin; her brother William J. Dempsey and his wife Constance Dempsey; also predeceased by brother-in-laws, John B. St.Peter and Gerald R. St.Peter.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in LOWELL from 4 to 8 P.M. Wednesday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Thursday morning at ST. MARGARET CHURCH at 10 o’clock followed by her burial at St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the American Lung Assn., 1661 Worcester Rd, Suite 301, Framingham, MA 01701. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.


Condolences (5)
  • Laurie Oliver  - Loved working with you!
    I worked with Betty at UMass Lowell, College of Music when I was a student there. Even through it was decades ago, I still remember what a bright light she was, so kind and caring. She would go out of her way to help. We shared many laughs and was such a fun person to be around! Rest In Peace Betty—Happy Birthday in Heaven.❤️
  • Mary McCaughey
    My sincere sympathy to Betty Ann's husband and family. My mother Mary Garland McCaughey adored her Garland family cousins. She had many fond memories of her cousins Carlotta, Helen, and Rita Dowling.I only met Betty ann once that I can recall at our Garland reunion but there was a wonderful connection across the generations. My deepest sympathy to her loving family, Mary McCaughey
  • Jim & JoAnn Dowling  - Fond Memories
    JoAnn and I wish to extend our sincerest condolences to Ronnie and his family for their loss. We are sorry that we cannot join them for the services this week. One of my fondest memories of Betty Ann is when I was in my early teens in Lowell. I remember being envious of Betty Ann and my other older cousins (5-7 years older) Billy, Maggie and Jay plus Ronnie and his brother Gerry. They were able to go on dates, drive cars, and stay out late. They were always going somewhere as a group. At times they took pity on me (being the oldest of the next layer of cousins) and drag me along with them to the beach or just out for ice cream. It made me feel special and grown up. I always appreciated their thoughtfulness. I will always remember these special outings.
  • Dave Jones  - Awesome Person
    Betty was a great neighbor always a smile always a hello would never walk by without it acknowledging you we would spend many hours after dark at the dining room table with Ron Betty many laughs many great memories rest in peace Betty. You will always be loved missed very much. The both of them were like second parents to me my wife and my children great caring and loving people along with their siblings apple does not fall far from the tree all great people. A real pleasure to know. ❤️❤️❤️❤️
  • Barbara Light
    Betty was a great friend and neighbor I really missed her an Ron when they left Florida.rip in Betty.
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