Georgetown — Our mother, Elizabeth L. (Barry) Harper passed away peacefully September 20, at Lahey Clinic, surrounded by family, after a short illness. Betty was born in Everett on Oct. 23, 1934. She moved to Lake Shores in Georgetown in 1954 and for the last 14 years lived at Trestle Way.
A past vice president of the Auxiliary of Kingston, N.H. VFW, Treasurer and board member of the Georgetown Housing Authority, and formerly an employee at GE in Lynn, Betty will be remembered as an adoring and devoted mother and grandmother. In addition, she contributed to the community of Georgetown; volunteering as a Cub Scout den leader, Girl Scout leader, and as a personal care attendant. She was actively involved in Georgetown Lake Shore Drive Association and volunteered at Trestle Way visiting and assisting residents.
Although the mother of 11 children, Betty always had an extra seat at her dinner table. There are many people in Georgetown who, while not her sons or daughters, lovingly call her Ma Harper. She will never be forgotten as she has passed down her recipes for her famous pies, lasagna and let's not forget those stuffed shells and meatballs.
Betty is survived by her children Frank and Deborah Harper, Lee and Sandra Harper, Nan and Dan Gray, Glen and David Dolfe, Ray and Dawn Harper, Barry Harper, Lori Broach and Kenny Gustafson, BettyAnn Hutchins, Neal and Maura Harper and Craig Harper. In addition to 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, she also leaves her loving sister Edna Dussault. In death, Betty joins her brother Arthur Barry and her beloved son Earl who died at age 11.
ARRANGEMENTS: Family and friends may call Monday, September 24 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Merton E. Roberts Jr. & Conte Funeral Home, 14 Pleasant St., Georgetown. A Mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church in Georgetown. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Betty's name to Georgetown VFW Post 7608 High School Scholarship Fund, 435 Andover St., Georgetown MA 01833.