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Elizabeth A. (Guy) Worthington

July 2, 1931 ~ April 28, 2018 (age 86)

Elizabeth A. (Betty) (Guy) Worthington, of East Brookfield, passed away, on April 28, 2018. She was born on July 2, 1931, in Warren, Massachusetts to William G. and Jessie (Leach) Guy.  Betty is survived by her husband of 65 years, Robert G. (Nicky) Worthington; her 5 children: Gail, Brian, Barry, Bruce, and Charles; a sister, a brother, 8 grandchildren, 4 great Grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Betty was a graduate of Warren High School and Becker Junior College. She became secretary to the president of the Worcester Chamber of Commerce, and then secretary to the president of Rogers Plastics in West Warren, until she became a mother and full time homemaker.  She was a true “domestic engineer”. She made jellies, jams, relishes, and canned goods; baked a mean apple pie (the best in Worcester County, according to her husband); and made several wedding cakes for her children, and a few others. She knit, crocheted, and sewed, making many of her own clothes, numerous Halloween costumes, her daughter’s prom gown, and curtains and drapes.  She recovered upholstery and refinished wood furniture, and she painted, wallpapered (better than many professionals, according to a friend) and refinished most of the woodwork in her 1830’s home. She loved flowers, and kept her house full of house plants and kept a number of beds blooming around the house all summer. Betty passed on many of her skills, especially cooking and baking, to her children, and others.  She also loved music, was a self-taught piano player and sang alto in church choirs, and at the Messiah in Worcester.

Betty’s greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends. Along with her husband, Nicky, she hosted many a family/friend gathering at their home on Lake Lashaway, and she always had a pot of coffee and fresh baked goods ready for anybody who dropped by. She will be greatly missed. There will be a graveside service at Evergreen Cemetery, East Brookfield on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 11:00 AM, followed by a gathering at the Spencer Country Inn. In lieu of a flowers, Betty would have preferred that you do something nice and unexpected for a friend.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Graham, Putnam & Mahoney Funeral Parlors. To share a memory or offer condolences, a guestbook is available at

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