Passed away on October 9, 2022. Beloved Wife of the late Joseph Doherty. Loving mother of Terry and her husband Ed Dattoli, Nancy and her husband Vinny DiCesare, James and his wife Paula Doherty, Thomas and his ex-wife Kelly Doherty, Edward and his wife Karen Doherty, Peter Doherty, Paula and her husband Freddie DiCesare and the late Joseph Doherty Jr. Adored grandmother of Nikki, Jylian, Joseph, Anthony, Vincent Jr., Nicholas, Michael, Jimmy Jr., Randi, Tommy Jr., Noelle, Allegra, Sophia, Bella, Emma, Max and Shea. Great-grandmother of Ellie, Reed, Vincent III, Dario, Davian and Drew. Sister of Barbara Desmond and the late James McNally. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and good friends. Betty was born and raised in Everett. She raised 8 children in her childhood home on Waverly Street with her husband Joe. Her children and grandchildren were her greatest joy. In addition, she had a long career with the phone company starting after high school as a phone operator and ending as a respected manager amassing many friends and colleagues.
She and Joe loved their time at the Cape. Their Falmouth home had an open-door policy, welcoming all. Many of you have fond memories of spending time there with them at the Irish Pub and the Flying Bridge and still speak of it until this day.
In her later years Betty moved to Lynnfield. She spent time at the Lynnfield Senior Center meeting many new friends. She enjoyed meeting up with them at Christine’s Cafe.
Later she and her son Peter moved in together. He became her caregiver. They would dine together 3-4 nights/wk at the 99 Restaurant in Lynnfield. Betty became a fixture at the bar where she loved to sit. The staff and bartenders became her dear friends. Queen Betty as she was known there was known and loved by all.
A Funeral Service will be held in Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main Street, Everett on Friday, October 14th at 10:15 am. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours were held at the funeral home on Thursday. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.