Elizabeth “Betty” (Hamilton) Copp of Chelmsford, MA

1921 - 2016


November 29, 2016
4 PM - 8 PM
Dolan Funeral Home


November 30, 2016
8 AM
Dolan Funeral Home

5937-coppElizabeth “Betty” M. (Hamilton) Copp, 95, of Chelmsford, MA formerly of Arlington, MA died Friday, November 25, 2016 at the D’Youville Center for Advanced Therapy.

She was married to the late John J. Copp who died Dec. 27, 1971.

Born in 1921, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Catherine Hamilton. She was raised in Somerville and graduated from Somerville High School with the class of 1939.

In her early days, Betty worked for the Town of Arlington.

She was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church. Betty enjoyed knitting and loved spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by three daughters, Pauline Lohnes of Dunstable, MA, Mary Ellen and her husband, Walter Riley of Tyngsboro, MA, Jane and her husband, Kevin Witzell of Holliston, MA; a sister, Margaret Lee of Wilmington, MA; seven grandchildren, Lynne and Brenden Lohnes, Michael, Lauren, and Alyson Riley, and Steven and Erin Witzell as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was the grandmother of the late Craig Witzell who died July, 2001 and the sister of the late John Hamilton of Wilmington and Katherine MacMillan of Somerville, MA.

Visiting hours Tues. from 4 to 8P.M. Funeral Wed. 8am from the Dolan Funeral Home with a Mass at 9am at St. John the Evangelist Church, 115 Middlesex Street, N Chelmsford, MA 01863. Burial in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Arlington, MA. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com

6 Condolences for Elizabeth “Betty” (Hamilton) Copp of Chelmsford, MA

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    Niki ROckwell


    Dear Pauline and Brenden,

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Pauline you were a wonderful daughter in spite of all the challenges. I’m sure you made her life so much better. Treasure the good times.

    All our love, Niki, David, Val and Rafi

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    Michael McCoombs


    Dear Pauline, Mary Ellen & Jane

    Marilyn & I offer our sincere sympathy on the passing of Aunt Betty.
    I recall the many visits Mom, Mary Gen, & I enjoyed in my earlier years; Aunt Betty was a very dignified lady who always loved a good laugh!!
    No amount of sadness will take the wealth of wonderful memories & the happy times that you all shared with your Mom. ❤️ To you all, Michael & Marilyn

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    Aline Morris


    I was so saddened to read of Betty’s passing in the Lowell Sun and want to extend my deepest sympathy to all of her family for your loss of this amazing woman.
    I wasn’t too surprised to hear she fell and broke her hip changing a light bulb (heard this secondhand so not sure if this is how it really happened)she fell), since she was so active in every way in spite of her health issues. I was so used to seeing her waiting for her ride to dialysis in the lobby, complaining they were late while chewing gum and dressed to the nines. She never had a hair out of place thanks to her hairdresser daughter. While waiting for her to return to her unit, I heard she said she wasn’t coming home because she was so happy at Chelmsford Crossings and wasn’t leaving there! I regret I never did get to visit, but I sent cards. We all looked up to her and hoped we would age as gracefully as Betty did, but I doubt any of us will.
    Please know how much pleasure we all received from having Betty live with us at Wayside for all those years.
    My sympathy and prayers to all of you,
    Sincerely, Aline Morris, Wayside’s Building One.

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    Bette Hamilton


    A final note to the best pen pal ever.
    You will be greatly missed.

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    Noreen Kealey


    So sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. I got to know Betty when she moved into Chelmsford Crossings as my Mom had also recently moved there. Betty was a lovely lady and always made an effort to stop and chat with us. My deepest sympathies to her family.

    Sincerely, Noreen Kealey

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