WESTFIELD – Betty Jean Dudas, 58, died Saturday, September 8, 2012 at home. She was born in Geneva N.Y. at Sampson Air Force Base on January 9, 1954.
She attended local schools in Westfield and was a 1972 graduate of Westfield High School. She attended Western Mass Nursing School for her LPN and later her RN at Baystate Hospital. During her career, Betty worked as a private duty nurse and for local nursing homes. Her most recent employer was Renaissance Manor Nursing Home. Betty also ran an online arts and crafts business called Betty’s Creations.
She leaves her husband of thirty-seven years, Gary Dudas and two sons, Phillip A. Dudas of Chicopee and Mark A. Dudas of Hudson, NH. Betty also leaves her father, Lester Densmore of Westfield and her mother, Eleanor (Knapp) LaMountain of Westfield; her brothers, Harry Densmore of Westfield and Jo Densmore of Montgomery; two grandchildren, Kylie and Dakota Dudas and her mother-in-law, Jean Dudas of Westfield. She was predeceased by her brother, Mark Densmore in 1975.
The funeral will be Friday, September 14th at 10:00 a.m. in the Second Congregational Church, 487 Western Avenue, Westfield. Burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery in Westfield. Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 4:00-7:00 p.m. from the Firtion-Adams Funeral Service, 76 Broad Street, Westfield.
Donations may be made to Westfield Regional Animal Shelter, 178 Apremont Way, Westfield, MA 01085.