Elizabeth L. "Betty" Sheedy
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formerly of Lowell; 68
TOWNSEND -- Elizabeth L. "Betty" Sheedy, 68, of Townsend, formerly of Lowell, died peacefully Monday, August 19, 2013, at at her home.
Elizabeth "Betty" was born in Newton, January 26, 1945, the daughter of Jean Davis and resided many years in Lowell before moving to Townsend.
She worked as a Mental Health/Substance Abuse Counselor at Emerson Hospital in Concord before retiring in 2009. Prior to that she had worked at Lowell General Hospital on the psychiatric unit where she was instrumental in bringing SMART Recovery to the Lowell area. Betty's passion for her work as a counselor was an inspiration to her colleagues and a gift to her clients.
Betty is survived by three children; Kelly Sheedy Roper and her fiancé Warren Rush of Brookline NH, Bonnie Sheedy Mullen and her husband David Mullen of Townsend, Joseph Sheedy and his wife Lisa Belkas Sheedy of Pepperell; seven grandchildren; Lindsay Roper, Stephen Roper, Alyssa Mullen, Sean Mullen, Cameron Sheedy, Cody Sheedy, and Carley Sheedy. She also leaves behind many loved ones that considered her "Gram."
Most of all, Betty enjoyed spending time with her family. She loved taking her grandchildren on nature walks and relaxing on the beach. Her passions were astrology and reading.
SHEEDY -- Betty's family will receive family and friends at a memorial visitation from 4-7 Friday, August 23rd at the T.J. Anderson & Son Funeral Home, 250 Main Street (Rte 119) Townsend Center. Please see www.andersonfuneral.com for additional information.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be sent to: SMART Recovery, 7304 Mentor Avenue Suite F, Mentor, OH 44060.
Anderson Funeral Homes
250 Main Street
Townsend, MA 01469
Published in Lowell Sun on Aug. 22, 2013