September 8, 1940 - November 25, 2018
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Alice Mae Bettis
Worcester- Alice Mae Bettis, 78, a longtime resident of Worcester passed away on Sunday, November 25 surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Washington, Vermont on “Pepper Hill” on September 8, 1940, Alice was one of three children born to the late Albert Edward DuPont Sr and Ruth Mae (Fletcher) DuPont. After the death of Albert, Ruth married Jesse Ray Beede Sr and they raised her three children along with six more they had together.
Alice attended a one room school house in Washington until she graduated the eighth grade. She then worked on the family farm until she married the love of her life, Wesley Roy Bettis on October 13, 1963. She was divorced after twenty years of marriage, in 1983 and never remarried.
Alice was known for being a hard worker and she usually had more than one job at a time. She worked at the Howard Johnson Vermonter Motel in Berlin and then went to Camp Mead Motor Court in Middlesex for 31 years. There she worked for three different owners, Bob and Mary Corey, Robert and Doreen Carey and Gus and Claire Gosselin. While employed at Camp Meade she worked as cook, waitress and chambermaid. For many years, doing all three jobs in the same work day. Along the way, she also was employed at National Life Cafeteria in Montpelier; Carpenter Farm Lodge in Waitsfield; The Feed Bag Restaurant in Waterbury and did cleaning of several homes in the Middlesex area. Alice started working in Montpelier for the State, at the former Department of Employment and Training (now Department of Labor), where she was employed just over 7 years and retired in 2003. During this time and after she retired, she was employed at LBJ’s Grocery in Worcester where she worked over 20 years in the deli and again out lasted several owners.
Alice had a love for her family, camping, racing and watching Red Sox Baseball with her son-in-law.
Alice is survived by her daughter Robin (Bettis) Powers and her husband Brian of Worcester, VT. Two sisters, Nellie Carey of Hudson, FL and Bonnie Allen of West Lebanon, NH. Three brothers, Gordon Beede of Williamstown, VT and his wife Sally; Floyd Beede of Barre, VT and his partner Cindy and Wayne Beede of Washington, VT and his wife Barb. Sister-in-laws, Brenda (Persons) DuPont of West Berlin, VT, Marriette Beede of Washington, VT and Sandy (Bettis) Fleury of Montpelier, VT. As well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. Alice was predeceased by a sister, Sandra DuPont and two brothers, Albert Dupont Jr and Jesse Beede Jr.
Alice was especially close to her sister-in-law Sandy (Bettis) Fleury of Montpelier, VT. A special thank you to Sandy for all the extra love & care of Alice in her final weeks. Also, a very special thank you to Lisa Edson of Northfield, VT and Jan Cameron of Barre, VT for their extra love, care and support during this difficult time.
Thank you to the Central Vermont Medical Center Hospitalists, 2 South and 2 North staff and the Palliative Care team for their outstanding care during her stays. Also thank you to Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice and all of the staff who helped with Alice’s hospice care during her last couple of months especially, Derek, Cheryl, Mary, Bonnie and Patricia.
Alice wishes were for no services at this time but instead, a small graveside service at a later date.