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MALO, Elizabeth "Betts" Barker Age 95. Died on September 19, 2018 after a fulfilling and loving life. She was the daughter of James P. and Esther F. Stearns. Betts is predeceased by her husband, Howard Gleason who died in WWII, her husband Grant S. Barker of Westwood and Dedham, her husband John Malo of Denver CO, her son, Grant S. Barker Jr. and her brother James P. Stearns Jr. She is survived by daughter Janet Barker of Cohasset, son Jeffrey Barker and his wife Ruth of Dedham, granddaughters Katharine Barker Bacon of Portland, ME and Ellie Barker of San Francisco, and her sister Janet S. May of Baltimore.

Betts grew up in Cohasset, MA, attended Derby Academy and graduated from Milton Academy in 1940. She loved tennis, swimming, reading and gardening; she was a wonderful cook and an avid bridge player. A devoted mother and grandmother, she was an inspiration to family and friends and beloved by all who knew her.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to The American Red Cross/Puerto Rico or Canine Companions for Independence. Services will be private.

Published in The Boston Globe on Sept. 23, 2018
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