We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Quealy and Son Funeral Home and Cremation Services
Elizabeth Ormond Sulmonte born on July 28, 1932 passed away just after her 90th birthday surrounded by her loving family on July 30, 2022. Elizabeth was born in Quincy. She was the daughter of the late Elizabeth Ormond and John L Kelly. Elizabeth was the loving wife to Anthony (Tony) Sulmonte for 69 beautiful years. Tony and Betty called Abington their home for 63 years and later in life spent many winters enjoying the warm sunshine in Clearwater, Florida.
Family was everything to Betty and Tony. Together they raised 7 children. Laura and her husband Jeff Chesson of Bedford, Carol and her husband Jim Frenier of Abington, Anthony and his wife Kathy Sulmonte of Abington, Mary and her husband Ken Bergeron of Hanson, Michael and his wife Susan Sulmonte of Winchendon, Christopher and his wife Kim Sulmonte of Abington and Kathleen and her husband Sean O’Sullivan of Greenfield. She was the proud nana of 29 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren.
Betty had 8 brothers – 4 older and 4 younger. She was predeceased by her brothers John, Alfred, David, Joseph, Leo, Phillip, Robert, and Peter Kelly as well as her sisters-in-law Betty and Pat Kelly. She leaves behind her sisters-in-law Gloria, Mary, Delores, Hazel, Dottie and Brenda Kelly and many nieces and nephews.
Prior to raising her family, Betty worked at Raytheon as line supervisor and later in life alongside her love of her life at their family accounting practice which is now run by their son and daughter.
Betty loved nothing more than sitting at the beach, entertaining family and friends with sing-alongs, dancing with her husband as well as shopping with her daughters and enjoying a nice glass of red wine. Betty was well known in the town of Abington and had many life-long friends that she met while her children where in school from the high school marching band to the town hockey league as well as her local bowling league. Anywhere Betty went she would always make new friends and they would be part of her life forever. Betty loved nothing more than making her famous macaroni and meatballs – which everyone always enjoyed!
Some of Betty’s greatest memories were chaperoning all of her children’s events, camping with her children, traveling with her family and friends, and spending time at their family cottage and on their boat, St. Anthony, in Wareham. She enjoyed when she and Tony would load up their RV for some cross country travel or just stay at home and work side by side on construction projects.
Betty spent many years traveling with Tony; they enjoyed Arcadia, the Grand Canyon, Montreal, Quebec, Prince Edward Island, the Grand Ole Opry, Dollywood, Mt. Rushmore, Alaska, Bermuda, Italy, England, Scotland and many more destinations.
The family would like to leave you with one of Betty’s sayings “If you look good, you feel good, so get up and get dressed.”
Visitation will be held at the Quealy & Son Funeral Home 116 Adams Street, Abington on Thursday August 4 from 4 to 7pm. A Funeral Mass will be held Friday August 5 at 10:30am in St. Bridget Church, Abington. Interment will follow St. Patrick's Cemetery Rockland.