Betty Craigue, 89, passed Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at Presidential Oaks in Concord with her daughters, grandsons and Hospice staff by her side.
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She was born January 30, 1923 at the Washington House in Penacook, a hotel owned by her grandparents. Betty was the daughter of Jerry and Mary Louise Lamarre of Penacook, but lived most of her life in Concord and Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Betty loved daily visits with her family and friends. Smiles, hugs and her special cooking were her greatest gifts. Her love of music and singing in the barbershop quartet "Three Winds and Gale", and working for the Concord School District school lunch program at Garrison School for 20 years were happy and gratifying. Betty also served as Girl Scout Leader and summer camp councilor when her girls were young, junior choir director at her church and in later years she spent many hours volunteering for RSVP and the elementary school pen pal program.
Betty is predeceased by her husband, of 51 years, Dana L. Craigue. Also deceased are her sisters Ellenor Lamarre and Jean Grund of Penacook, and Flora Gensel of Ohio.
She is survived by her brother David Lamarre of Concord; a sister Katherine Kohler of California; and three daughters, Carol Welch and Susan Branch of Concord and Tracy Craigue of Penacook.
Calling hours are Saturday, December 1, from 10 to 11 a.m., at Bennett Funeral Home, 209 N. Main Street in Concord and services will follow immediately at 11 a.m.
Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in West Concord.
Contributions may be made in her memory to Concord Regional VNA Hospice Program, 30 Pillsbury Street, Concord, NH 03301.
The family is invited to a gathering at Alan's Restaurant in Boscawen following internment.
The Bennett Funeral Home of Concord is in charge of the arrangements. Messages of condolences may be offered at www.bennettfuneral.com.
Published in The Concord Monitor on November 30, 2012