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Elizabeth A. "Betty" (Costello) Duffy

December 29, 1931 ~ October 1, 2017 (age 85)

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Duffy, Elizabeth A. “Betty” (Costello) of Acton, formerly of Watertown, Concord and St. Pete’s Beach, Florida passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Oct. 1, 2017.


Betty was the born in Cambridge on December 29, 1931 to the late Bride (Wall) and James Costello. Beloved wife of the late Lawrence. Devoted mother of Sheila Hanrahan & her husband Ralph of Boxborough, Patricia Duffy of Burlington, Michael Duffy & his wife Erin of Melrose, and Jacquelyn Duffy of Maynard. Loving grandmother of Kathryn and Thomas Hanrahan.  She was predeceased by her siblings Mary Gillan, Agnes Costello, John Costello, Charlotte Moniz, James Costello, Margaret Gangestad and Theresa Pergamo. Dear sister-in-law of Barbara Duffy, Regina Duffy and the late John and Mary Christine Duffy of Watertown Also survived by many nieces & nephews.


Betty was an employee of General Electric and EG&G. Betty’s family wishes to extend their deepest thanks the staff at Robbins Brook in Acton who took such compassionate care of her these last four years.


Funeral from the MacDonald, Rockwell & MacDonald Funeral Home at 270 Main St. Watertown on Thursday Oct. 5, at 8:00 AM, followed by Funeral Mass in the Church of St. Patrick, 212 Main St., Watertown at 9:00 AM. Relatives and friends kindly invited.


Visiting hours Wednesday from 4-7 PM.


Interment Ridgelawn Cemetery. 


Memorials in Betty’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc. of MA, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452,  


Charitable donations may be made to:

Alzheimer's Association
309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham MA 02452
Tel: 1-617-868-6718

 Service Information

October 4, 2017

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
MacDonald Rockwell MacDonald Funeral Home
270 Main St.
Watertown, MA 02472

Funeral Mass
October 5, 2017

9:00 AM
Church of Saint Patrick
212 Main Street
Watertown, MA 02472

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