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David Peter Betti


1932 - 2012 Obituary Condolences
Longtime Businessman and Civic Leader
NORTH ADAMS - David Peter Betti, 79, of 74 Cady Street, died peacefully Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at his home.
He was born in North Adams on June 29, 1932, a son of the late Benjamin F. Betti and Mary Louise (Bolger) Betti. He graduated from Drury High School with the class of 1950. He also graduated from Fordham University in 1954.
He was a decorated veteran of the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Era, obtaining the rank of Captain with the 352 Bombardment Squadron. After is military career he returned to North Adams and joined the family business founded by his father, Benjamin Betti. He was the co-owner and operator of the Climax Candy Co. and later Climax Candy and Paper Co. with his brother, James Betti, retiring in 1992.
He was a communicant of St. Elizabeth of Hungary in North Adams. He was a life member of the North Adams Elk's Lodge. He was a member of the Son's of Italy and a member of the North Adams American Legion Post #125 and a member of the Disabled American Veterans. He served on the North Adams Board of Health and was a member of the North Adams Democratic Committee. He was an avid reader and loved spending time with his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife : Lois (Mutart) Betti whom he married June 20, 1953 in St. Anthony's Church; one daughter, Catherine Baldessarini and her husband, Craig, of North Adams; four sons : Gregory Betti and his wife, Jacquie, of North Adams, Jeffrey Betti and his wife, Carol, of Williamstown, Dr. James Betti and his wife, Patti, of Rye,N.H. and David Betti and his wife, Marybeth, of Mundelein, Illinois; seven grandchildren, Christopher Peters, Brian, Daniel, Ross, Evan, Mark and Patrick Betti; one brother, James Betti and his wife, Jane, of North Adams; and his mother-in-law, Emma Hazel Jobin of Stamford, Vt., he also leaves his brother in law Alan Mutart and his wife Barbara of North Adams.
He was predeceased by a brother, Benjamin Betti.
FUNERAL NOTICE: A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Church, North Adams. Burial with military honors will follow in Southview Cemetery, North Adams. Calling Hours at the Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, WEST CHAPELS, 521 West Main St. North Adams are Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m.
Memorial donations are suggested for the Berkshire Humane Society through the funeral home. Please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on June 7, 2012
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