Betty-Lou Daniels Petell
1941-2014 HINSDALE Betty-Lou Daniels Petell was born in Pittsfield on December 23, 1941, the daughter of William and Ruth Daniels. She lived in Pittsfield until 1950 when her family moved to Maple Street in Hinsdale. Betty was a dedicated Certified Nursing Assistant for nearly four decades. Her reputation as a compassionate caregiver who always put the resident first, treating all of them with the utmost dignity, was a trait she was known to teach her fellow co-workers. For many years she worked 3rd shift at area nursing homes, of which included Ashmere Manor and Mapleview. She received many awards such as employee of the month and employee of the year. She was known to bring residents home to bake cookies, go shopping, and even for Thanksgiving dinner. On holidays she would often bring her youngest three daughters to work to sit with residents who didn't have family to be with them. Additionally, she was co-owner of Petell's Used Cars and Parts where she performed various tasks ranging from bookkeeping to operating a tow truck. When her children were younger she was a Blue Bird and Camp Fire Leader. She also enjoyed reading, bingo, craft making, sewing, crocheting, and baking. She loved going to Foxwoods and Las Vegas with her siblings. Spending time with family was above all else. Her heart had no boundaries when she saw she could help others. She leaves her husband, Raymond A. Petell Sr. and their eight children. Cheryl Ann Petell of Hinsdale, Linda Cachat of Dalton and her husband Michael, Raymond Petell Jr. of Benton, Maine and his wife Sheila, Dennis Petell of Hinsdale, Daniel Petell of Dalton and his wife Cheryl, Sandra Williams of North Adams and her husband Sandy, Brenda Manarchik of Washington and her husband Dave, and Ann Heath of Dalton and her husband Harold. In addition she leaves her seven siblings, Ruth Wood of Pittsfield, Margaret "Peg" Gardner and her husband Milton of Bennington, Vermont, William S. Daniels Jr. and his wife Barbara of Dalton, Jane Hand of Pittsfield, George Daniels and his wife Edith of Hinsdale, Mary Adams and her husband David of Pittsfield, and Jeanne Musgrove and her husband John "Jack" of Pensacola, Florida She also leaves 18 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter, several nieces and nephews and extended family. She was predeceased by her brothers, Thomas "Tommy" Daniels and David Daniels, and an infant son. Our family would like to express gratitude to the compassionate and dedicated staff in the MICU at Baystate Medical for the care of our mother. FUNERAL NOTICE: Calling Hours will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday at BARTLETT-WELLINGTON FUNERAL HOME in Dalton. Memorial Services on Sunday at 2 p.m. at Hinsdale Congregational Church followed by graveside services at Maple Street Cemetery In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Hinsdale Volunteer Ambulance or Moments House in care of the funeral home, 525 Main St., Dalton, MA 01226.
Bartlett-Wellington Funeral Service
525 Main Street Dalton, MA 01226
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on May 16, 2014