Audrey E. 'Betty' Pelletier
Audrey E. ‘Betty’ (Withey) Pelletier, 92 of Beverly, passed away peacefully at home, with her family by her side. She was the devoted wife of the late Arthur L. Pelletier with whom she had shared 61 years of marriage.
Born and raised in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Richard E. and Mary E. (Arundel) Withey. As a young woman she was employed in the offices of Sears & Roebuck in Salem. The couple married in 1950 and shortly after moved to Beverly where they devoted their time to the care of their young family. During these years she was active in Boy and Girl Scouts, youth sporting events and PTA. As the children progressed in their schooling, Audrey returned to Sears working in many different capacities. There, fellow workers formed a close knit circle of friends (The Sears Crowd) that socialized, outside of work, for many years. Audrey was also active with Arthur in the Richelieu Club meetings, special events and fund raising, She was a kind and gracious woman with a warm smile for everyone. Several years ago Audrey decided to downsize and moved to Turtle Woods where she enjoyed the varied activities with many new friends. She will be greatly missed by her family, extended family and her circle of friends.
She is survived by her five children and their spouses; Kenneth A. Pelletier and wife Marianne of Newton, NH, Stephen M. Pelletier and wife Collette of Ipswich, Janice M. Guerrette and husband William of Beverly, Karen J. Parisella and husband Joseph of Bevely, James D. Pelletier and wife Susan of Beverly. She also leaves twelve grandchildren; William Guerrette of Lafayette, CO, Thomas Guerrette, Robert Pelletier, Laura ,Michelle & JoJo Parisella all of Beverly, Daniel Parisella & Benjamin Pelletier both of Portland, OR, Emily Pelletier of Corbett, OR, Jaclyn Ledoux of Haverhill, Douglas Pelletier of Salem and Christine Patrick of Kittery, ME, as well as nine great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her brother, Robert Withey and sister, Nancy Tardiff.
Audrey’s family would like to thank Dr. Daniel McCullough and his staff at Lahey Primary Care Beverly for the care for both Audrey and Arthur over the years.
Due to the current Covid Pandemic, Audrey’s services will be private. A celebration of her life
will be planned at a time when social gatherings are safer. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution to Beverly Hospital Philanthropies, c/o Cardiac Care Unit, 85 Herrick St., Beverly, MA 01915. Assisting her family with arrangements is the Levesque Funeral Home of Salem. For guestbook and to send a message of support to her family, please visit www.LevesqueFunerals.com