1920 - 2015 WILLIAMSTOWN Elisabeth "Betty" Anne Harvey, 94, passed away peacefully at Sweetbrook Nursing Home, Williamstown on March 21, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Cecil Lee Harvey to whom she was married for over 70 years. She was born April 24, 1920 in Baltimore, MD, the daughter of Dr. George H. Robinson and Florence (Gray) Robinson. She was educated in Sewickley (PA) Public Schools and attended Bates College. During World War II she worked as a comptroller for H.J. Heinz Company in Pittsburgh, PA. She raised her family in Pittsburgh, Ridgeway, PA and Williamstown, MA. For many years she was an elementary school library aide for the Williamstown Public Schools. Following retirement, Betty worked at the Craft Basket gift shop and the Cow Bell knitting and craft boutique. She was an expert knitter and often taught knitting during Januaryterm at Williams College. No pattern was too complicated for her. She also enjoyed counted cross stitch and rug hooking. She was an avid reader her entire life. Betty is survived by her two sons, George Robinson Harvey and his wife, C. Victoria of Essex, MA and Capt. William Lee Harvey of Boothbay, ME as well as two grandchildren, Aaron Lee Harvey of Pacific Palisades, CA and Abbigail Lee Mackenzie and her husband, Alec, of Freeport, ME. Under the auspices of the Memory Clinic in Bennington, VT, Betty was the subject of three drug trials for Alzheimer's disease. Due to her excellent response to one of the experimental drugs, she was prominently featured in a special edition of Newsweek magazine, summer 2005. She belonged to the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Eastern Star. She was a member of the First Congregational Church of Williamstown for over 50 years. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family at a future date. Memorial Gifts may be made to the First Congregational Church of Williamstown in care of FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS WEST CHAPELS, 521 West Main St. North Adams, MA 01247. To send a card or a message, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com
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Published by The Berkshire Eagle on Mar. 27, 2015.