Betty Preziosi passed away peacefully at Sawtelle Family Hospice House on November 23, 2023 after a short period of declining health. She was 94. Betty was the devoted wife of the late Anthony (Tony) Preziosi with whom she shared 58 years of marriage. She was the cherished mother of Paul Preziosi and Nancy Blanton and her husband Kevin, all of Medford. Betty was the daughter of the late Frederick Brown and Sophia (Long) Brown. She was predeceased by her brother Alec Brown of Augusta, GA, and is survived by several loving nieces and nephews.
Born and raised in East Boston, Betty moved to Medford in the early 1960s. Betty and Tony were married in 1964 and raised their children with both British and Italian traditions in a household full of love and laughter. More than just a wife and mom, Betty was a dear friend and confidante to her children, and the center of Tony’s universe.
Betty was a remarkable, independent, talented, generous, fun-loving, beautiful woman. After graduating from East Boston High School in 1947, she worked for 18 years at the Employers Group Insurance Company in Boston. She worked her way up to become a manager and enjoyed being part of the company’s dance revues and womens softball team.
Betty relished all travel opportunities, from weekend trips to Ogunquit to cruises and a visit to her English motherland. She loved a Saturday night Manhattan cocktail, “Junior” Pellegrino’s dinner parties, old Hollywood films (especially those starring Cary Grant), jaunts to Marshalls and HomeGoods, and getting into the city of Boston whenever possible. A talented seamstress, she made clothing for herself and her family (and a Barbie doll or two!) and specialized in custom window treatments for her and Nancy’s homes.
Betty set a very strong example for her family, and her zest for life, dignity, strength, grace, humor and overall adorableness will be missed beyond measure.
Visitation for Betty will be held in the Beals-Geake-Magliozzi Funeral Home, 29 Governors Avenue, Medford on Monday, December 4, 2023, from 10 AM to Noon. Her Funeral Service will be celebrated in the funeral home, following the visitation, at Noon. Relatives and friends are most welcome to attend.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Betty’s name to the Marginal Way Preservation Fund, P.O. Box 1455, Ogunquit, Maine 03907, or a charity of your choice.