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Gloucester - Mary Elizabeth "Betty" (Hanrahan) Interrante, 81, passed away Mon., March 23, after a lengthy illness at the Seacoast Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center in Gloucester. She was born and raised in Gloucester and was the daughter of the late John J. and Ivy R. (Whynot) Hanrahan.
Betty was a graduate of St. Ann's High School, class of 1956. There she was a speedy forward on the girls' basketball team. Always full of energy, and constantly busy with her family and friends, that was her style. Her makeup was one of ultimate caring for people, which is why she chose her profession in nursing. She graduated in 1958 from the Addison Gilbert Nursing School, which began her career of just over 35 years as a nurse at Addison Gilbert Hospital. Later in her retirement she worked part time as a nurse at Greycliff Nursing Home, now Gloucester Healthcare.
She married the love of her life in 1959, John G. Interrante when he arrived home from his service in the U.S. Navy. John and Betty raised four children in their cozy family home and went on to be blessed with four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Sadly, Betty lost John to medical complications from diabetes in 1989. They had shared 29 years of marriage.
Betty was known to her coworkers, family, and friends as a caring, selfless, and bubbly individual. Always cheerful and ready to lend a hand to anyone in need. Her many interests are her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed traveling with friends and family to various Caribbean Islands, and trekking to countless bingo destinations throughout the Northshore with her close friend Phyllis Reardon. To say she was an avid bingo player would be an understatement. Another of her close friends was Shirley Edmonds.
Betty always continued on with fitness and walking clearly was her passion. She was her grandchildren's favorite baby sitter and later on the walker of a series of grand dogs. Betty was always involved in her grandchildren's high school, band and sports. She was a member of the Holy Family and Our Lady of Good Voyage Guilds, Seafarer's International Union, the Red Hat Society and the Rose Baker Senior Center.
Betty is survived by her children, Robin Davis and her husband Steven Sr., Rochelle Graves the wife of the late Jeffrey Graves, John G. Interrante Jr. and his wife Kathleen, Joseph P. Interrante and his wife Christine; grandchildren, Steven Davis Jr., Stephanie Graves, Emily Prestigiovani and her husband Anthony, John G. Interrante III and his wife Sophia; and her great-grandson, John G. Interrante IV.
She was predeceased by her husband and her parents as well as her brother, John J. Hanrahan Jr., and her sister, Sandra Ilges. Betty was also predeceased by her husband's parents, Gaspar and Rose Interrante; her brothers and sisters-in-law, Joseph Interrante, Anthony Interrante, Charlie and Phyliss Interrante, Catherine and Phil Curcuru, Mary Interrante, and Sarah Interrante.
Her children would like to thank the nurses and caregivers at Care One Essex Park in Beverly, and Seacoast Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Gloucester for their heartfelt care for their mother.
Her graveside service will be held privately. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at a later date for family and friends. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Betty's name to the Rose Baker Senior Center, 6 Manuel F. Lewis St., Gloucester, MA 01930.
Arrangements by Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington St., Gloucester. Please visit
Published on March 24, 2020


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Judy Brosnan
Mar 28, 2020
I am sorry for your loss. I knew Betty when we worked at the Addison Gilbert Hospital. She was a devoted nurse and a very nice person.
Nancy benjamin
Mar 26, 2020
She was a great person.nancyb