PLAINVILLE – Elizabeth “Bette” Young, 84, of West Bacon Street passed away Thursday, May 5, 2016 at Norwood Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late William Young who died in 1998.
Born August 12, 1931 in Cumberland, RI, she was a daughter of the late Charles H. and Pearl (Billington) Mathewson.
Bette was a lifelong resident of Plainville with the exception of a few years in Framingham.
She worked as the office manager at Plainville Insurance for almost 40 years before retiring in 2009.
From 1949 to 1957 she worked at the State Employment Agency and also worked at Hilsingers in Plainville for 7 years.
Bette was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in North Attleboro where she belonged to several ladies’ groups. She served on the Plainville Cemetery board of directors for many years as well as the Plainville Credit Union and Plainville United Way’s boards.
She is survived by her son William Young and wife Darlene of Plainville; a son-in-law Carl Bechet and wife Theresa;
Four grandchildren: Rob Young of North Attleboro, Christopher Young of Plainville, Kyle Bechet of Plainville and Cole Bechet of Plainville;
Two great-grandchildren: Andrew and Aria Young both of North Attleboro; and several nieces and nephews.
She was pre-deceased by her daughter, Melissa Bechet who died in 2009 and her sister Dorothy Rammell.
Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, May 11 from 10-11 a.m. in the Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro. A funeral service will be held immediately following visitation in the funeral home at 11 a.m. Rev. Ethel Corbin, pastor of 1st Baptist Church, North Attleboro will officiate.
Burial to follow at Plainville Cemetery.
To sign an online guestbook for Bette, please visit www.sperry-mchoul.com.