- 87 years old
- Date of birth: Dec 19, 1927
- Date of passing: Jan 29, 2015
|Love and memories last forever...|
Betty J. Letendre, aged 87 years, of Mullica Hill, NJ, passed away on January 29, 2015 at her home, surrounded by her loving family.
Betty was raised in Springfield, MA, the only child to Ida and Louis Hallenstein.
Those who knew Betty knew Ernie and she loved the retirement home they built in Mullica Hill. She loved feeding the birds that would come everyday once they saw Mom in the morning. It was always a thrill for her to watch the turkey, rabbits and deer that she could see through the windows.
Along with Ernie, she raised Lynn, Doug and Jean in Pittsfield, MA and then Cherry Hill, until Ernie's retirement from GE.
Betty is dearly loved and was a kind and generous person, a devoted mother. She loved all animals, especially birds. She was a wonderful homemaker, cook and mother. She taught her children the art of shopping and the appreciation of beautiful objects and antiques. It gave her great pleasure to shop for her children and grandchildren. She loved the freedom driving gave her and always cherished her privacy.
When her health began to fail, her devoted son Doug and his wife Tammy moved in with her to provide loving care.
Betty is the beloved wife of the late Ernest Letendre. Devoted mother of Lynn L. Forte and her husband Robert, Jean Letendre and her partner, Christopher Larson and Douglas P. Letendre and his wife Tammy. Loving grandmother of Nicole Clements, Jessica Lynn Letendre, Zachary Letendre and Shannan Kelly.
Visitation Tuesday, February 3, 2015 from 9:30-10:30 AM at The Catholic Community of the Holy Spirit, Holy Name of Jesus Church, 17 Earlington Ave., Mullica Hill, NJ 08062, where Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11AM. Burial will take place in the church cemetery. (Please access Earlington Ave. via East Ave. from N. Main St. in Mullica Hill).
"I'm so sorry to hear about Betty's passing Lynn. I was trying to find your number because I lost all my phone contacts. Then I found this. Hard to believe when we think our Betty's will be around forever.
"Doug & Tammy, Mike and I would like to express our most heartfelt condolences in the recent loss of your dear Mother. I know how much you loved and cared for her, especially in recent years. We are thinking and praying for you and the entire family during this most difficult time."
"Dear Doug and Tammy, Jeannie, and Lynn,
We are sorry for your loss, and hope that your mom is now in a glorious place with your wonderful dad. I'm sure she knew how loved she was, and devoted you were to her. May you find peace in your family's memories and strength in each other.
Love, Cousins Nancy and Michael"
"You were a beautiful person inside and out. I will miss our time together and caring for you. What special memories I will hold within my heart. It was truly a blessing to have you as my patient and getting to know your wonderful family.You touched my life in a special way and I will miss you dearly....All my love, your HHA"
"Doug, Lynn, Jean
I am sorry to hear of your mom's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. She is in good hands, don't be sad.
"Doug, Tammy & Family,
We are sending our sympathy and prayers. You were amazing caregivers, children, and friends to your Mom. She is in peace now but we hope the happy memories comfort you in this time of sorrow. She will be with you always. Much love and light. Dom & Rae"
"Love and miss you Mom. You were the best. " RIP".... Many memories"
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