Anne Brantley Betts

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Anne Brantley Betts

January 07, 1935 - September 29, 2018

Anne Brantley Betts Magnolia - Anne (Andrew) Brantley Betts of Gloucester passed peacefully at home on Saturday, September 29, 2018, surrounded by family and friends.
Born in Boston on January 7, 1935, she was the daughter of Sumner B. and Bunnie Andrew and sister to Tom and Eben. Graduating from the Brimmer May School in Boston, her family divided their time between Annisquam and Boston before moving to Gloucester permanently. Anne's adventures in life included living in Ghana, West Africa for four years with her husband and children during her first marriage.
Her role as mother, grandmother and great-grandmother was her biggest joy in life; she was actively involved in Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts and the PTA. Living at Bass Rocks she enjoyed being at the beach surrounded by her kids and their friends. Her favorite pastime was spending time at the Beach Club and Eastern Point Yacht Club with friends and family. When she wasn't with her friends and family, she was very active in the community and volunteered in a multitude of roles for many different organizations.
As a longtime member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Gloucester, she took great pleasure in working on the annual bazaars and could always be found at the jewelry table smiling.
She is survived by her children, Beth Williams and husband, Al, Bill Brantley and George Brantley, all of Gloucester, Suzanne Tan and husband Dennis of Charlotte NC, and Jeff Brantley and wife, Angela of Port Townsend, WA. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Andrew, Jessica, Michael and Alexandra and great-grandson, Jameson. She leaves her dear brother Eben Andrew and wife, Sandy and her sister-in-law, Nan and is also survived by her niece Molly and her nephews, Mark and John.
Anne was predeceased by husbands Jim Brantley and Wyllis Betts and her loving brother, Tom Andrew.
Anne’s Celebration of Life will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, October 5, 2018 at St John's Episcopal Church, 48 Middle St, Gloucester. Friends are invited to join the family immediately afterwards in the Church Fellowship Hall.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Anne's memory to St. John's Episcopal Church in Gloucester, Hospice/Care Dimensions of Danvers and Cape Ann Animal Aid Association. For online condolences and register book please visit www.pikenewhall.com. The Pike-Newhall Funeral Home, 61 Middle St., Gloucester is assisting the family with arrangements.
Published on October 4, 2018
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