Elizabeth E. "Betty" Fletcher Print E-mail

Elizabeth E. “Betty” Fletcher

Loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother;
 Elizabeth E. “Betty” (Holmes) Fletcher, 86, of Dracut, died Tuesday, March 3rd at her home with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Allen G. Fletcher who died May 9, 1997.
 Born in Newcastle, New Brunswick, Canada, August 18, 1928, a daughter of the late Akley and the late Grace Isabelle (Murray) Holmes, she attended Doaktown, New Brunswick schools and was a graduate of Doaktown High School. She then went on to graduate from Ottawa Civic Hospital School of Nursing in Ottawa, Ontario earning a degree as a Registered Nurse.
 Before retiring, Betty was employed as a Registered Nurse at the former St. John’s Hospital (now known as Lowell General Hospital – Saints Campus) for over 40 years.
 Among her many activities, Betty enjoyed baking, gardening, traveling, music and birds. She was also an avid Boston Celtics fan and even had the experience of seeing her own likeness on the Garden Jumbotron while attending some games. But above all else, being all about family, she loved the quality time spent with her children, grandchildren and great-grandson.
 Betty is survived by two daughters Bethanne Winterson of Pepperell, MA and Nancy A. Bronson of Fitchburg, MA; a son Kenneth A. Fletcher of Litchfield, NH; seven grandchildren Ross, Lance, Linwood, Acacia, Wesley, Samantha and Carolyn; and a great-grandson Mason.
 She was also sister of the late Jim Holmes and the late Grace Libby.
 In keeping in accordance with her wishes, there will be no calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Memorial Service on Wednesday morning at CHRIST CHURCH UNITED, 10 Arlington Street, Dracut at 11 o’clock. Committal services will be held privately. E-condolences at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Betty’s memory to New England Hospice, 190 Old Derby St, Suite 304, Hingham, MA 02043. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, Lowell, MA (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Condolences (7)
  • Ruth Rourk  - Ruth Bourk
    To the Fletcher Family: My heartfelt sympathy to all of you on the loss of your wonderful mother. I will miss her very much. She was not only a dear friend to me but a mentor as well when I was in nursing school. We shared many wonderful times together and I treasure the memories she left me with. She was very, very special and will be in my prayers for as long as I live. Rest in peace my dear friend. Ruth Bourk
  • Al, Carole Schmidt and Family
    We were so sorry to hear of the passing of Betty. We remember her fondly from our last Russell Reunion where we sat and chatted for some time. Living so far from one another made it difficult to keep in touch but a card at Christmas was always a reminder of our kinship. May she rest in peace and light perpetual shine upon her.
  • Debbie Moylan
    Beth, Nancy and Kenny - my sympathies and prayers are with you and your families. Betty was a wonderful lady, full of joy and love for others. I am blessed to have known her and been her neighbor all those years. Tom wanted to highlight the shortbreads :) May God be with you all.
  • Georges Cafe'
    Beth and family so sorry for your loss. She was such an incredible woman. Love from everyone at Georges Cafe'
  • Patricia Onanian  - Sympathy
    Dear Family, My condolences on the loss of your beautiful Mom. She was my favorite nurse on the pediatric floor when I was a young patient and always had a kind and gentle manner! May she fly with the Angels. Sincerely, Pat
  • Deb & John Burke
    Beth and family, we are so very sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. She was one special lady! We are thinking of you and sending prayers! Much love and hugs! XXXOOO
  • Deb & John Burke
    Beth and family, so very sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Much love and hugs! XXXOOO
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