On Saturday, December 10th, Elizabeth J. Tebbetts “Betty,” a beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother peacefully passed away. She was 87 years old, two days shy of her 88th birthday. Born to Joseph Marchand and Mildred A. (Geyer) Marchand was the oldest of their eight children. She was the former wife of Richard T. Tebbetts. Betty is predeceased by her oldest daughter Cynthia E. Branchaud. She is survived by her three remaining children, daughter Lisa J. Nelson and her husband Michael Nelson of Southborough, daughter Ellen T. Sora and her husband Brian Sora of Sutton, and her son Richard S.Tebbetts of Auburn. She is also survived by her 8 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Betty was a scout leader, taught Sunday School, a school secretary, and worked at TD Bank of Framingham for many years. She was a member of the First Community Church of Southborough. Betty was an avid lover of animals especially dogs and horses. She loved going to horse shows and watching her children and grandchildren ride. She loved to work on jigsaw puzzles, crosswords and word searches. She used to say it was “to keep her mind sharp.” She adored butterflies and cardinals and had them displayed always.
Betty was known by all who knew her for her warm, loving, and generous spirit. She was an amazing mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was the hardworking and caring matriarch that held our family together. She will be remembered for her love, joy and zest for life that she brought with her everywhere she went. She will be truly missed.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday December 20th at 1pm at the First Community Church, 137 Southville Road, Southborough, MA 01772, with Rev. Dr. Paul Sanderson officiating. Burial will follow after the service. Refreshments will take place directly after the burial, back at the First Community Church.
Flowers can be sent to the Morris-Johnston Funeral Home, 40 Main Street, Southborough, MA 01772