Elaine M. Betsold (1934 - 2012)

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  • "Forever in our hearts. The world has lost an amazing and..."
    - Martin/Tacy Family
  • "Elaine, I have wonderful memories of the time we spent..."
    - Rye Archibald
  • "sorry for your loss mary mccarthy"
    - mary mccarthy
  • - Paula Lizek
  • "I am so glad we were able to spend Thanksgiving with you...."
    - Jenni Saladyga
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HATFIELD - Elaine M. Betsold, 78, of Hatfield, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, with her loving family by her side.
Born in Northampton on Jan. 5, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Margaret (Frenier) Tacy of Northampton. Elaine grew up in the Bay State Village of Northampton and was a 1951 graduate of Northampton High School.
Elaine was a bookkeeper for many years, first working with her husband at their business, the West Hatfield Mower Service, in West Hatfield. She also worked for many years for Cauldwell Pipe Co. and Benson Pipe Line Supply in
Hatfield and later for Karl's Excavating in Hadley, retiring several years ago.
Elaine and her husband, Ed, were married for 57 years. She was a caring and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She enjoyed family get-togethers and attending her grandchildren's band concerts and sporting events. Elaine also enjoyed reading, working at the Hatfield Town Hall during election time and walks with her best friend, Connie Bielunis.
Elaine is survived by her loving husband, Edward Betsold; her two daughters, Lydia Szych and her husband Michael and Janice Longstreeth and her husband Ken; her two sons, Lloyd Betsold and his wife Sissy Lenard and Matt Betsold and his wife, Penney; her sister, Jeanne Narushof; her brother, Don Tacy and his wife Judy; her grandchildren, Lisa and Michael Szych, Luke and David Longstreeth and Alex and Greg Betsold, and several nephews.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 11 a.m.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 9 a.m. until to time of service at the Drozdal Funeral Home in Northampton.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Elaine's name to any of
the following organizations: Pioneer Valley Regional High School Band or Pioneer Valley Regional High School Athletics, c/o Lynette Von Haugg, 97 F. Sumner Turner Road, Northfield, MA 01360; Smith Academy Band or Smith Academy Athletics, c/o Brenda Kempisty, 34 School St., Hatfield, MA 01038.
Published in The Recorder from Dec. 1 to Dec. 2, 2012