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Elizabeth M. "Betty" Gleasure

Obituary for Elizabeth M. "Betty" Gleasure

April 26, 1931 - September 21, 2019
New Hampshire | Age 88


Elizabeth "Betty" Marie Gleasure, 88, passed away on September 21, 2019. Born in Manchester on April 26, 1931, she was a daughter of the late William and Nora (O'Connor) Gleasure.

Betty was raised in Manchester, NH and attended local schools. She went on to attend nursing school in Pittsburgh, PA, Boston College, and the Cincinnati Hospital General School of Anesthesia. She had a long and rewarding career as a nurse anesthetist at the Anesthesia Association of Haverhill, MA, from where she retired in 1996 after nearly 30 years of employment. Betty enjoyed cruising and loved to travel – some of her favorite destinations were the Caribbean, Alaska and Hawaii. An avid bowler, Betty was part of the Women's International Bowling Congress (WIBC), and she traveled to 18 states for national competitions. A devout Catholic, Betty found great comfort in her faith.

Betty leaves behind her sister, Rita Jenkins, her nephews and nieces, John, James and William Kempton, Eileen Hill, Marlene Cooper, Mary Ellen Thorne, Margaret Dong, Terry and Janice Jenkins, and Maureen Gleasure Grady as well as many great and great-great nephew and nieces. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers, Henry Gleasure, Brother Reginald Gleasure, and her sister, Kathleen Kempton.

Services will be on Saturday, September 28th, beginning with a calling hour from 9:30-10:30am at Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 250 Coolidge Ave, Manchester and a Mass of Christian Burial at 11am at St. Joseph Cathedral, 145 Lowell Street, Manchester, NH. She will be laid to rest at St. Joseph Cemetery in Bedford, NH.

In lieu of flowers, Betty asks that you pray for her and send memorial donations to St. Joseph Cathedral.

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  • St. Joseph Cathedral
    145 Lowell Street
    Manchester, NH 03104

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Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium - Coolidge Ave.

250 Coolidge Ave
Manchester, NH 03102
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