• Betty P. Sheehan
    November 16,2012
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    Betty P. Sheehan
    Betty P. Sheehan

    LUDLOW — Betty P. Sheehan, 77, died Nov. 12, 2012, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.

    She was born in Ludlow, May 9, 1935, daughter of Bert A. and Flora M. (Sargent) Pitts.

    Betty was a graduate of Black River High School class of 1953, Green Mountain College and Thompson School of Nursing in Brattleboro.

    She was owner of B.A. Pitts Store in Ludlow, which was formerly her parent’s/Reba’s neighborhood convenience store. Betty was an L.P.N. at Springfield Hospital.

    Betty was a member of United Methodist Church of Ludlow.

    She enjoyed baking, cooking and spending time with her family. Betty spent her summers traveling between Ludlow, Vt., and Watertown, N.Y., and vacationed at Vistana Resort in Orlando, Fla., in the winter.

    Surviving are her companion of 10 years, Glenn Goodwin; son Jerry Sheehan and companion Joanne Stringer of Ludlow; two daughters, Theresa Morse of North Springfield, and Cheryl James and her husband Charles of Proctorsville; eight grandchildren, Nicholas “Bear” Sheehan and his wife Sarah Sheehan, Patrick Sheehan and his wife Elizabeth Sheehan, Rebecca Morse, Joseph Morse, Jennifer James, Theodore James, Jason James and Erica James; three great-grandchildren, Ryan Sheehan, Hannah Sheehan and Leia Jackson; a sister, Charlotte Kuzma of Cornish, N.H., and various nieces and nephews.

    She was predeceased by siblings, Richard and Robert Pitts, Evelyn Rose and Reba Gardner.

    A funeral service was held Thursday, Nov. 15, at 1 p.m. in United Methodist Church of Ludlow. Officiating was Pastor Donald Harpster and Pastor Joyce Woodcock, close friend of Betty and the pastor of the First Methodist Church in Watertown, N.Y.

    Burial followed in Pleasant View Cemetery in Ludlow.

    Memorial contributions may be made to DHMC Norris Cotton Cancer Center, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756.

    Arrangements are under the direction of the Clifford Funeral Home in Rutland.
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