Elizabeth Betty Dejewski, a kind and gentle soul, died February 16 at the Wayside Hospice in Wayland. She was 91. Betty was born in Bridgeport, CT on October 4, 1921. She was the youngest of four children. She spent her childhood in the coal mining town of Scalp Level, PA. Her father and brother worked in the mines. As a young adult she moved back to Bridgeport. In 1942 she married Alfred Dejewski, and they moved to nearby Fairfield. They had two daughters, Sharon and Suzanne. Al died in 1956, and Betty raised her daughters herself. She remained in Fairfield for 49 years, working in manufacturing for the Remington Shaver Company. She retired in 1986. In 2005 she moved to Sudbury to be near Suzanne. She had lived very happily in Musketaquid Village in Sudbury for the past five years with her little dog Kelsey. She was a gourmet cook and enjoyed sharing her creations with her neighbors. She loved her dogs, and all dogs. She was an active traveler and took many trips with her family, enjoying every new experience to the fullest, from a helicopter ride through Kauai to a prop plane trip over Alaskas glaciers. She loved people, and loved to please them. Her greatest joy was to make everyone smile. Betty is survived by her two daughters, Sharon Fletcher and her husband Tom of Mt. Pleasant, SC, and Suzanne Jenkins and her husband Terry of Sudbury. She is also survived by grandson Christian Fletcher, his wife Adina and great-grandson Devon of Mesa, AZ, granddaughter Cortney Fletcher Oswald, her husband Tim and great granddaughter Sydney of Philadelphia, PA, granddaughter Tara Fletcher and her fianc Erik Altenbach of Fort Mill, SC, and granddaughter Victoria Jenkins of Cambridge, MA. Memorial service is Saturday March 9th at 1:00 at the First Parish of Sudbury, Unitarian Universalist, 327 Concord Road, Sudbury ( Rt.27 & Concord Rd.). Arrangements have been made under the care and direction of the Duckett-J. S. Waterman & Sons Home of Memorial Tribute, Sudbury.
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Published in The Sudbury Town Crier from Mar. 1 to Mar. 8, 2013