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Betty Ann Papangelis

Betty Ann Papangelis Obituary
Quincy, MA, Betty Ann (Seidel) Papangelis, age 94, a former 8th Ward Alderman in Evanston, IL, of Quincy, formerly of Boston, MA and Evanston, IL, died peacefully, Thursday, May 30, 2019 at the Hancock Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Quincy, MA.Betty Ann was born in West Palm Beach, FL to the late Herbert and Ruth (Hyed) Seidel. She was raised in Boston and was a graduate of Boston University and later earned her master's degree in social work from the University of Chicago. She had lived in Quincy for the past five years, previously in Evanston for over fifty years.She began her career as a social worker at the Children's Home Aide Society of Illinois, a private child welfare agency. Over her long career, she worked as a caseworker in the Foster Care Department, then served as Assistant Director of the Evanston Children's Home before serving as Director of Professional Education and Training for ten years. Her successful program was awarded the "Estelle Gabriel Prize" for excellence in social work training.Batty Ann was active in her community and was the chairperson of the Evanston Township Relief Committee, the Evanston Mental Health Board and also served with the United Way and the Civil Services Committee.In 1975, Betty Ann ran and was elected to the Evanston City Council as 8th Ward Alderman and served two terms from 1975 through 1983. She was involved in many programs and was an early member of the Evanston Community Foundation. She was an enthusiastic member and chairperson of the Evanston Steering Committee which developed leadership programs. She enjoyed helping others.Betty Ann was a member of the "Ladies Fall Leaf Tour" which was composed of her close city leader friends who met for lunch every Thurday for forty years. Her interests included being a Master in Duplicate Bridge, a gourmet cook, stamp collector and gardener.Beloved wife of the late Gustavius Papangelis. Devoted mother of the late Michael P. Papangelis. Dear sister of Nancy L. Morton of Quincy. Betty Ann is also survived by nine nieces and nephews.Private family services to celebrate Betty Ann's life were conducted at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, MA. For those who wish, donations in Betty Ann's memory may be made to Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. You are invited to visit www.thesweeneybrothers.com or call 617-472-6344.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication from June 6 to June 13, 2019
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