NEW LONDON – Elizabeth "Betty" Pomeroy of Lyon Brook Community in New London died Tuesday morning, Nov. 20, 2012, after a brief stay at Clough Center in New London and only days after celebrating her 98th birthday surrounded by family and friends.
Born in Melrose, Mass., on Nov. 5, 1914, to Florence (Fields) Gerry and Carl B. Gerry. She received her RN degree from Melrose Hospital School of Nursing, Melrose, Mass., in 1936 where she also worked for a number of years. She worked in family practice for Dr. Rovner in Melrose and also did private duty nursing at Massachusetts General Hospital Philips House. She retired in 1977 after 18 years at the MGH orthopedic clinic.
Betty was married to Richard F. Pomeroy for more than 65 years until his death in February 2003. She was also predeceased by a son, Richard F. Pomeroy Jr., in 1986, a daughter, Nancy Pomeroy Leahy, in 1991, and a son-in-law, Stuart F. Sidmore Jr., in 1995.
She is survived by a daughter, Janet Sidmore, of New London, daughter-in-law, Jayne (Denis) Pomeroy, of Manchester, Mass., nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren, all of whom she loved so very much.
A celebration of life will be held at the First Baptist Church in New London on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at 11 a.m.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Lake Sunapee Visiting Nurse Association at P.O. Box 2209, New London, NH 03257 or the William P. Clough Center, 273 County Road, New London NH 03257.
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