Betty P. Best

Died: 2016-09-30
Resided in: Danvers, MA
Viewing type: Gathering
Viewing location: Mackey FH Rt 114, 128 S. Main St. Middleton
Viewing date: 2016-10-04 / 4:30-6:30pm
Service type: Celebration of Life
Service date: 2016-10-04 / 6:30pm
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OBIT: DANVERS- Betty Pauline (Brown) Best, 88, died peacefully on September 30 at the Hunt Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, after a lengthy illness. Betty was born June 8, 1928 in Danvers, MA, the daughter of the late Homer Clayton Brown and Alice L. “Lois” Sweeney. She graduated from Holten High School in 1946. She lived in Danvers most of her life and worked as a waitress at many Danvers restaurants, including the Hyland Diner and the Village Green. She later worked at Devcon, retiring in 1990. She loved traveling with her sisters and also loved to sew and crochet. Betty leaves two children; Pamela J. Best of Fairhaven, MA, and Brian K. Best and his wife Mary of Salem, MA; one grandchild, Emily E. Best of Salem, MA. She also leaves six siblings; Evelyn Fleming of Rhode Island, Norma L. Brown of Danvers, Patricia Frohman of Danvers, Jacqueline Getchell of Beverly, Paul H. Brown of Danvers, and Susan Harrison of Beverly, as well as many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Assoc. at

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We are sorry to hear of Betty's passing. Have fond memories of seeing her when she visited her sister Evelyn who lived next door to us. And we went to school with her sister Susan. Again, our deepest sympathies to you all. David and Carol Lord
Rest in peace Betty. Condolences to the family. Joyce & Marshall Dukette.
Dear Brian, Mary, and Emily: We are so sorry to hear about Brian's Mom . I so remember how much she enjoyed Emily ( when you lived next door.) Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Lita, Glen, Victoria, Alex Zuchero
Warmth and love to all of you.
Brian and family, Sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. I have fond memories of the years I worked with her at Devon. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Betty Skinner
Betty took care of my sister Ashley and I when we lived on Neal Road in Danvers when my mom decided to go back to work. Ashley and I grew to love and adore Betty like our own grandmother - and although she made us always finish our entire dinner (which was at times a battle) we always were so happy to spend time with her. We have so many memories - watching Wheel of Fortune and Rebecca Quin with her...doing arts and crafts...exchanging Christmas gifts with her every year into my high school years. She taught Ashley and I our manners, and taught us to be better, kinder individuals overall. We will never forget her and will always keep her in our hearts. Love you Betty. - Lindsay Burke

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