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Francis R. Betit Sr.

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HAMPTON, N.Y. -- Francis R. Betit Sr., 63, of Hampton, passed away on Sunday, June 1, 2003 at his residence. Mr. Betit was born on June 25, 1939 in White Creek, the son of the late Adjutor and Bertha (Monroe) Betit.

He served his country honorably in the United States Army. After returning from the Army, Francis married his wife, the former Jean A. Gould, on April 28, 1962. Mr. Betit enjoyed hunting, and fishing and was an avid motor sports fan.

Mr. Betit is survived by his wife, Jean A. Betit of Hampton; three sons, Steven M. Betit of Poultney, Vt., Francis Raymond Betit Jr. of Granville and Timothy W. Betit of Columbia, S.C.; two daughters, Karen Jean Young of Bennington, Vt. and Tina Marie Daigle of Granville; two sisters, Rita Kittle of White Creek and Patricia Ellis of Hudson, Fla.; 14 grandchildren and many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one grandson, Joseph W. Betit, four brothers, and two sisters.

Relatives and friends may call at the Roberts-Aubin Funeral Home in Poultney on Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 10 a.m. at the St. Raphael’s Church in Poultney with the Rev. Adam J. Krempa, pastor officiating. Burial will follow in the family plot at the Rosewood Cemetery in White Creek, N.Y.

Donations in memory of Mr. Betit may be sent to the Poultney Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 76, Poultney, VT 05764. Funeral arrangements are under direction of the Roberts-Aubin Funeral Home, 266 Allen Ave., Poultney, Vt.
Published in Bennington Banner on June 3, 2003
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