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Betty shared in the entrepreneurial enterprises of her late husband George such as working as a receptionist during the start up of Barco Credit Union back in 1961. Later on they would open Willette's Market (later known as Rideouts), a restaurant and take out, and finally a Pool Table store in Eddington. Betty had been a member of the Daughters of Isabella of the St. Peter's Catholic Church in East Millinocket, Me. She most recently enjoyed a membership with the Cushnoc Club in Augusta. Betty enjoyed cooking, sewing, gardening, and had a great love of her family.
Betty is predeceased by her loving husband George A. Willette of 48 years. She is survived by her four children and their spouses, Sandra & Donald Robinson Jr. Of Penobscot, Me., Sheree & Andy Wess of Winthrop, Me., Nancy & Butch Billing of Moosehead, Me. and Walter & Diana Willette of Unity, Me.; ten grandchildren, Paige & her spouse Jim Morse, Melissa & her spouse Jason Goodwin, Tim & his spouse Holly Wess, Bill & his spouse Julie Wess, Carrie Ann Wess, Peggy Hanson, Amy Chaplin, George Billing, Alyssa Willette, Lindsy Willette. Eleven great grandchildren, Jacey, Lilley, & Emily Morse, Myles Goodwin, Ivy, Sawyer, Cora Wess, Andy & George Wess, Kayla Hanson, Tessa Chaplin. Three Sisters Vera Mitchell of Fla., Faye & her spouse Rodney Sleeper of N.H. & Nancy Cardani of MA.
A service will be held Saturday June 4th at 10:30 a.m. At Knowlton Hewins & Roberts Funeral Home, 62 Bowdoin Street Winthrop, Me. There will be a gathering at Betty's home following the service at 56 Turtle Run Road, E. Winthrop, Me.
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