GREENFIELD- Bettejo-an Ballou, 78, of Colrain Road, and formerly of Orange and Warwick, died on Friday afternoon, August 7, 2020 at the Charlene Manor in Greenfield.
Born in Ware on October 9, 1941, she was a daughter of the late Francis H. “Fritz” Ballou and Luella (Christ) Ballou and grew up in Orange. Bettejo-an had gone to Ralph C. Mahar Regional School in Orange and later graduated from Greenfield Community College.
Bettejo-an has been a resident of Greenfield for the past 30 years.
A secretary for a church in Greenfield, Bettejo-an had also worked for the Slencil Company in Orange, Ames Department Store of Greenfield, and in the office at Brattleboro Haulage in Brattleboro, VT.
Bettejo-an had a great sense of humor and was loved by everyone.
A gardener, Bettejo-an also enjoyed reading, animals and was a very talented artist, especially at drawing.
Bettejo-an is survived by a son, Jason Ballou of Greenfield; her siblings, Glenda Guertin of Gardner, Rita Breglio of Westfield, Stephen Ballou of Athol, Robert Hager of Orange and Ann Hager-Koshar of Willoughby, OH; many nieces and nephews; along with several good friends including John Hager of Warwick and Thomas Peck of Shelburne Falls.
Besides her parents, Bettejo-an is predeceased by a daughter, Roberta Ballou Franks, a sister, Patricia Ballou, and a good friend, Tillie Hager.
There are no calling hours.
Due to Covid-19, funeral services and interment at South Cemetery, Orange, will be private.
Donations in Bettejo-an’s memory may be sent to the North New Salem Congregational Church, 60 Elm Street, New Salem, MA 01355.
Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main Street, Orange, is assisting the family.
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