She was married to Ronald (Mort) Altmire for 39 years before his death in 1992. Several years after Ronald’s (Mort’s) passing, Betty found her second love, Colman Faria, who she shared her life with until his passing in 2008.
Born in Utica, New York, she was the daughter of the late William and Sophie Miller. She graduated from New Hartford High School, New Hartford, NY, Class of 1950.
A resident of Chelmsford since 1975, Betty was a member of the First Church of Christ Scientist, Lowell, where she served on many boards and committees. She also volunteered at the Adult Day Care Program at the Chelmsford Senior Center. Betty enjoyed bringing her beloved dog “Katie” to local nursing homes to visit with the residents. She always brought a smile to everyone’s face.
Betty’s pride and joy were her children and grandchildren. She loved going to every game her grandchildren played in, every event they had at school and made sure to be part of their everyday lives.
Betty loved music and singing and shared that love with everyone she met.
Betty is survived by two daughters and a son in-law, Linda and Kirk Avila of Chelmsford, MA and Susan Altmire of Highlands Ranch, CO; a sister, Dorathy Burnett of Ft. Lauderdale FL; a sister in-law, Jeanne Pierce and her husband Bill of Intervale, NH; two grandchildren, Kelly Avila and Kristopher Avila both of Chelmsford; many nieces, nephews and very dear friends.
There will be no visiting hours. A Memorial Service will be held at Dolan Funeral Home 106 Middlesex Street North Chelmsford, MA Thursday, September 24 at 11:00 A.M. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to Chestnut Hill Benevolent Association, 910 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill, MA 02467. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.