BRUNSWICK – Betsy J. Goss, 84, of Mere Level Street, died peacefully with household on Jan. 20, 2020 on the Hawthorne Home in Freeport.
She was born in Portland on March 28, 1935, the daughter of Oliver F. Hooper and Sally S. Smith Hooper, each deceased. In 1946 her household moved to the Smith’s ancestral house in Lexington, Mass. It was a contented time in our mom’s life residing with the generations of household. She attended Lexington Excessive College and graduated in 1953. She married Joseph F. McKinney, additionally a graduate of Lexington Excessive in 1951 and retiree of Boston Edison.
They raised three daughters, Wendy L. Ponte, Nancy J. Hilmy and Beth W. Cooke Farrell, in Lexington, Mass. She later married William H. Goss, initially from Bedford, Mass., a WWII vet and fireman now deceased in November 2005.
Aside from elevating her household she loved portray and drawing, needlepoint, crafts and gardening. Her artwork was her persona, playful and love of nature. She labored at Leiby’s Backyard Store in Weston, Mass. The perfect summers had been spent on the household cottages in Maine. She traveled to New Brunswick and Newfoundland along with her husband, Invoice, to go to prolonged household and locations her daughter lived when she was overseas. She was an exquisite letter author and drew splendidly humorous cartoon figures all through them. It was her hallmark. She was an avid hen and animal lover. Journeys to Drumlin Farm and the Audubon with the youngsters had been a ritual. The Halloween costumes she made us had been legendary and her well-known mac ‘n cheese and toll home cookies had been all the time in demand. She by no means misplaced her magnificence or her mischievous humorousness, serving to the underdog, and her devotion to household. We are going to all the time carry her energetic spirit in our hearts!
She is survived by her first husband, Joseph F. McKinney; their three daughters; 5 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two nephews and three nieces. Her siblings, brother, Peter O. Hooper of Fort Meyers, Fla., deceased in 2018 and her sister, Nancy F. (Hooper) Penley, resides in Bedford, Mass.
A celebration of her life will probably be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 20 on the Tuscan Kitchen, 24 New England Govt Park, Burlington, MA 01803.
Preparations are by Stetson’s Funeral Residence 12 Federal St., Brunswick, Maine the place memorial condolences could also be expressed at stetsonsfuneralhome.com
In reminiscence of our mom donations could also be made to the Audubon Society on their web site.