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NEW LISBON - Betty A. Goodspeed, 89, of New Lisbon, passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2018, at the A.O. Fox Nursing Home.
She was born in Davenport Center on Sept. 29, 1928, to Burt and Dora (Schulz) Butler.
She graduated from Gilbertsville Central School in 1947.
On Aug. 1, 1948, she married Gordon Goodspeed and they shared 65 years of marriage together before his death in 2013.
Betty was a former member of the Garrattsville Women's Auxiliary. She loved to watch and identify birds and work in her vegetable and flower gardens. She was famous for Grandma's iced tea and donuts. Her cookie and candy jars were always full and her door was always open for all her kids, grandkids, great-grandkids, or whoever, to help themselves. She was known as Ma or Grandma to all whether they were family or not. The Gully will miss her.
Betty is survived by her six children, Priscilla (Nick) Ostraco, Lennie (Brenda) Goodspeed, Joey (Cheryl) Goodspeed, Pam (John) Bugyi, Jeff (Dawn) Goodspeed and Craig (Laurie) Goodspeed, 19 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren; four sisters-in-law, Eunice Saunders, Anna Butler, Evelyn Butler and Ethel Goodspeed; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Betty was predeceased by her husband, Gordon Goodspeed; son, John Carr Goodspeed; five brothers, Donald, Louis, Ralph, Earl and Richard Butler; and sister, Margaret Gaughan.
Burial will be private at the convenience of the family in Evergreen Cemetery in Otego, at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Betty's name may be made to the Morris Rotary Club, P.O. Box 414 Morris, NY 13808 or Morris Central School Booster Club. P.O. Box 426, Morris, NY 13808.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.johnstonfh.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris.
Published on June 12, 2018
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