Betty A.'s Story

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Betty A. (Hudson) Favazza, 75, of Gloucester, wife of the late Carlo L. Favazza, lost her battle due to complications of Alzheimer’s disease, on Thursday morning, May 4, 2017.
Betty was born on September 9, 1941, the daughter of the late Harold (who was lost at sea when she was only 4 years old) and Mabel (Lennox) Hudson. She attended St. Ann’s School and was a graduate of Gloucester High School with the Class of 1959, where she was given the title ” Most Athletic”. Betty received her college degree from Bay State Academy. She spent many vacations with her beloved Carlo and their friends. Her family and friends were her everything. She enjoyed swimming at the pool with her grandchildren, and loved watching them at their sporting events, at the rink and baseball field. A special treat was meeting up with her girlfriends for lunch. Oh, and did we mention that she loved to sing? Betty was a member of the Madonna del Rosaria Society. Betty lived her life to the fullest, and she loved to quote Dr. Seuss, “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened”. She is survived by her two sons, Joe Favazza and his wife, Christine and their two children, Benjamin and Jared Favazza of Gloucester, her son Mark Favazza and his wife, Carolyn and their children, Matthew and Daniel Favazza of Georgetown; brothers-in-law, Jackie and Sammy Favazza of Salem and Peabody; sister-in-law, Mary Carl; sister-in-law Gaye and her husband Leeland Lane; a special niece, Renee Kain and a special friend Jean at Seacoast, all of Gloucester and numerous nieces and nephews. She is now in heaven with her beloved husband, Carlo, whom she was married to on May 20, 1962. She was also predeceased by her sister Barbara Jones, her mother and father-in-law, Benjamin and Grace Favazza and a brother-in-law, Bob Carl. The family would like to send many thanks to the staff at Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for their great compassionate care that was given to Betty during her long stay there.
Her visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, May 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington St. Gloucester. Family and friends are cordially invited. Her funeral will be held from Greely’s on Wednesday, May 10 at 8:45 a.m. followed by a Mass celebrated in St. Ann’s Church, Gloucester at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be held in Beechbrook Cemetery, West Gloucester. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to: Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Patients Fund, 292 Washington St. Gloucester. Online condolences may be given at: www.greelyfuneralhome.com.
Published on  May 8, 2017
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