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Elizabeth Z. "Betty" Stetson NEWPORT — Elizabeth Z. "Betty" Stetson, 101, of Raymond, Maine, and Newport, passed peacefully Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. She was born on March 21, 1918, and raised in Hatfield, Massachusetts. She attended Smith Academy and Smith College. After marrying Maurice Nelson Sr., she lived in Winchester and later, Tamworth. She moved to Newport, where she and her husband were supervisors at Corbin Park in Croydon for 12 years. She was a member of the South Congregational Church for over 60 years where she sang in the choir and baked communion bread. She worked 20 years for the Door Mill Store in retail and teaching rug hooking, braiding and knitting. She moved to Raymond, Maine, to live 18 years with her daughter and son-in-law. She leaves behind her son Maurice Nelson Jr. and wife Kay of Meredith; also, her daughter Becky Almstrom and husband Bob of Raymond, Maine. She had four grandchildren, Brenda Lewis, Beth Almstrom, and was predeceased by Gail and Sam Nelson. Her four great-grandchildren are Britta Memmesheimer, Garrett Almstrom, Jennifer and Erica Lewis. Private burial will take place in the family plot in Hatfield, Massachusetts, Saturday, Oct. 12, at 11 a.m.

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Karen Barnes

I worked with Betty in Dorr's rug room during summer breaks from college. Now that I'm 67, I can look back and say with confidence she was one of the loveliest people I ever met. She was very good to me and so much fun to work with. And what a sense of humor. She could always see the irony in life's little wrinkles. Memories of my two summers with Betty are some of my favorites. My condolences to her family.


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