Elizabeth F. Betty (Ross) Sparrow, of Mansfield, died unexpectedly Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 at home. She was 79 years old and the beloved wife of Joseph R. Sparrow Jr. for 56 years. Born in Boston on June 25, 1933, she was the loving daughter of the late Paul and Edith (Carr) Ross. Mrs. Sparrow grew up in Norwood and moved to Mansfield 56 years ago to raise her family. She was a graduate of Norwood High School. She was a devoted Homemaker and enjoyed following the local sports teams, especially the Boston Bruins. She was always the biggest fan on the sidelines for her children and grandchildren's sporting events. She loved her family parties, welcoming all at Christmas Eve and the annual bocce competition on the 4th of July. And a gambler at heart, she always looked forward to her monthly trips to play the slots down in RI. Mrs. Sparrow was the loving mother of Cindi Sparrow of Uxbridge, Terri Hebert and her husband David of Cumberland, R.I., Donna Sparrow of N. Attleboro, Jay Sparrow and his wife Holly of N. Attleboro and B.J. Sparrow and her companion Gregory Fournier of Lakeville. She was the cherished grandmother of Kyle, Keith and Kody Hebert and Devin Sparrow. She was the dear sister of Barbara Levya of New Hampshire, Norman Ross of New York, Paul Ross of Rhode Island and the late Dorothy Smith. Her funeral was from the Bolea-Amici Funeral Home on Feb. 5, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Mary's Church, Mansfield. Interment was in Knollwood Memorial Park in Canton. Donations may be made in Mrs. Sparrow's memory to the
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