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Alice Mae Bettis WORCESTER - Alice Mae Bettis, 78, a longtime resident of Worcester, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Washington, Vermont, on "Pepper Hill" on Sept. 8, 1940, Alice was one of three children born to the late Albert Edward DuPont Sr. and Ruth Mae (Fletcher) DuPont. After the death of Albert, Ruth married Jesse Ray Beede Sr. and they raised her three children, along with six more they had together. Alice attended a one-room schoolhouse in Washington until she graduated the eighth grade. She then worked on the family farm until she married the love of her life, Wesley Roy Bettis, on Oct. 13, 1963. She was divorced after 20 years of marriage in 1983 and never remarried. Alice was known for being a hard worker and she usually had more than one job at a time. She worked at the Howard Johnson Vermonter Motel in Berlin and then went to Camp Meade Motor Court in Middlesex for 31 years. There, she worked for three different owners Bob and Mary Corey, Robert and Doreen Carey and Gus and Claire Gosselin. While employed at Camp Meade, she worked as cook, waitress and chambermaid. For many years, doing all three jobs in the same workday. Along the way, she also was employed at National Life Cafeteria in Montpelier, Carpenter Farm Lodge in Waitsfield, The Feed Bag Restaurant in Waterbury and did cleaning of several homes in the Middlesex area. Alice started working in Montpelier for the former State Department of Employment and Training (now Department of Labor), where she was employed just over seven years and retired in 2003. During this time and after she retired, she was employed at LBJ's Grocery in Worcester where she worked over 20 years in the deli and again, outlasted several owners. Alice had a love for her family, camping, racing and watching Red Sox Baseball with her son-in-law. Alice is survived by her daughter, Robin (Bettis) Powers and husband Brian, of Worcester; two sisters Nellie Carey, of Hudson, Florida, and Bonnie Allen, of West Lebanon, New Hampshire; three brothers Gordon Beede and wife Sally, of Williamstown, Floyd Beede and partner Cindy, of Barre, and Wayne Beede and wife Barb, of Washington; sisters-in-law Brenda (Persons) DuPont, of West Berlin, Marriette Beede, of Washington, and Sandy (Bettis) Fleury, of Montpelier; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. Alice was predeceased by a sister, Sandra DuPont, and two brothers Albert Dupont Jr and Jesse Beede Jr. Alice was especially close to her sister-in-law, Sandy (Bettis) Fleury, of Montpelier. A special thank you to Sandy for all the extra love & care of Alice in her final weeks. Also, a very special thank you to Lisa Edson, of Northfield, and Jan Cameron, of Barre, for their extra love, care and support during this difficult time. Thank you to the Central Vermont Medical Center Hospital 2 South and 2 North staff, and the Palliative Care team for their outstanding care during her stays. Also thank you to Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice and all of the staff who helped with Alice's hospice care during her last couple of months, especially Derek, Cheryl, Mary, Bonnie and Patricia. Alice wishes were for no services at this time but instead, a small graveside service at a later date.

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juliahewitt

Best blessings to Alice's family and friends. I knew her from her many years at LBJs, and her smile and conversation would always brighten my mood. I'll miss seeing her.

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