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Elizabeth Wood Sweet

Concord, Massachusetts

Sep 1, 1937 – May 8, 2018


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Concord Funeral Home Obituary

Elizabeth "Betsey" Wood Sweet, 80, of Concord, Massachusetts, died peacefully on 8 May, after a sudden illness. Betsey was born on 1 Sept. 1937 in Philadelphia to John Paul and Catharine Wood. Her father was a medical doctor, one of the first to be certified in radiology. As a result...

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Please accept my deepest and heartfelt sympathy. I am so sorry for your loss. May the God who binds up the broken-hearted comforts all who mourn sustain your family during this challenging time.(Isaiah 61: 1,2.) Sincerely.

May you receive the strength and comfort to cope with the loss of your dear loved one, Ms Sweet. 1 Cor 1:3

It was indeed an honor to have followed Betsey as the Director at Milldam Nursery School. When I left Milldam after 16 years I was still finding handwritten notes of hers as she had meticulously recorded everything during her time at the school. She was a true gift to the field of early childhood education and to everyone who knew her. My condolences to her family.

I so admired Betsey's grace, good humor and high principles that I saw her as an important role model for all of us working on behalf of children and families. She was extraordinarily generous and ever helpful and willing to pitch in on any task, however daunting it might be. Her adventuresome spirit got her down to the Galapagos Islands last year, braving the elements with her "can do" attitude. I will truly miss working with her in her role as Treasurer on the Board of the...

So sorry for your loss. Betsey was my son's first teacher at Milldam twenty years ago. I now work at Milldam and recite her moose goose burger poem often. Thinking of you.

My deepest condolences to Betsey's family, friends, colleagues and charges from her long and successful life. I am forever thankful for her guidance during my years as a mother of young children at Milldam Nursery School. She led with love, conviction, and warmth. A "velvet hammer" if there ever was one. Godspeed, Betsey. Thank you.

Betsey created such a warm and nurturing environment for my children at Milldam. Just hearing her say "Hello, my friend" soothed both child and parent. Truly a remarkable woman.

This is a wonderful woman worthy of the name SWEET because that is exactly what she was. She gave me support to present workshops for her program and I will always remember her with affection and admiration.