Elizabeth Hackett (Pike) Moreira, "Betsy" of Stoneham passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, December 13, 2020. She was 85 years of age.
Born on February 9, 1935 in Stoneham, Betsy is the devoted daughter of the late Benjamin Pike and Elizabeth (Duffy) Pike. Betsy is a warm, kind and caring daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend who will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
Betsy was a constant example of generosity. She freely gave her time to others. She cared what was happening in everyone's lives and made it her mission to support others through phone calls, cards, gifts and her time. She was passionate about family and caring for others. Betsy seeked connection and was the matriarch. She always got her friends together, loving her time with them.
She was courageous, took risks and spoke her mind, was determined and strong. She persevered through years of medical challenges and it never stopped her from visiting, caring or traveling. Her artistry was enormous. She could paint, knit, design and organize functions. She had a flare for style and had the confidence to exert her individuality. She was proud to be Catholic and attended weekly mass. Mom loved us all deeply.
Betsy is the beloved wife of Robert Moreira. She is the loving mother of Diane Harding and her husband Robert, Colleen Morrissey and Suebeth Brown and her husband Calvin. Betsy is the dedicated step-mother of Judith Fletcher and her husband Tom, Karen Moreira, Steven Moreira and his wife Audrey, Joanne Roberts and her husband Mike and Tracy Moreira. The cherished grandmother of 9 and the doting great grandmother of 9, Betsy is the dear sister of Connie Turner and her husband George and her late twin, Benjamin Pike. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews and countless friends.
A Funeral Mass Celebrating Betsy's Eternal Life will be held on Friday, December 18th at 10am in St. Patrick Church, 71 Central St. Stoneham. Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories with Betsy's Family on Friday from 8am – 9:30am in the Barile Family Funeral Home, 482 Main St. (RT 28) STONEHAM. Parking attendants and elevator are available. Per MA regulations, face coverings must be worn while at the Funeral Home and not more than 40% capacity will be allowed in the Funeral Home at one time. Interment Lindenwood Cemetery, Stoneham.
Please honor Betsy by making donations in her memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105
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