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Billings, Naomi

Naomi (Atwood) Billings, a resident of South Dennis since 1976, and formerly of Westwood and Cambridge, died Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at the Eagle Pond Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in South Dennis.  She was 79.  Mrs Billings was born June 3, 1930 in Long Branch, New Jersey, the only child of William B., and Emma (Atterbeck) Atwood.  Naomi grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts and graduated from Cambridge Ringe and Latin High School and then atended a year of art school.  She was an accomplished watercolor artist and crafter who especially enjoyed making Christmas ornaments.  Naomi was a talented figure skater and member of the Cambridge Skating Club who, during the 1960’s, taught figure skating at the Rocky Woods Reservation in Medfield.  After moving to South Dennis she became a member of Liberty Hall, she volunteered as a warden at the polls in South Dennis, and was a registrar in the Clerk’s office at the Town Hall in South Dennis during the 1980’s.  Naomi was the wife of 60 years of Roger Billings Jr.; the mother of Bruce G. Billings, and his wife Marcia, of Irvine, California, Scott W. Billings, and his fiance Calista, of Kingston, Massachusetts, and the late Roger Billings 3rd; and the grandmother of Jason R. Billings of Portland, Oregon, and Brent A. Billings of Oak Harbor, Washington.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral Monday, March 1st at 2 PM at the Folsom Funeral Home, 649 High Street, Westwood followed by burial in Old Westwood Cemetery.  Visitation with her family will be held from 1-2 PM prior to the funeral.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Betsy, Jack, and Emma D'Alelio
    February 27th, 2010 | 4:55 pm

    We will miss Aunt Naomi’s warm smile, elfish grin and wicked sense of humor! I will always remember visits with her and Uncle Bill both in Westwood as a child and on the Cape as an adult. Our wedding photo was taken down by the beautiful willow tree near the pond behind their home and and one of my favorite pictures of Emma was taken as she hugged a teddy bear while visiting in South Dennis. We are fortunate to keep her memory alive by some of her wonderful artwork that decorates our home; a farmhouse watercolor painting, a keychain with watercolor of the Chatham lighthouse, an ornament that adorns our tree at Christmas, and handmade birthday greeting cards from years past. God bless you, Aunt Naomi! Our love to all!

  2. Christine, Christopher, Jason, Nick and Doug Ricciardi
    March 1st, 2010 | 6:32 am

    Our family would like to express our deepest condolences for your loss. Naomi’s dignified memory will always hold a permanent spot in our minds and hearts. Her tender smile and warm greetings will never be forgotten.

  3. Jim & Marjorie McBride
    March 1st, 2010 | 8:40 am

    Due to the weather and our age we will be unable to travel from cape Cod today. Our thoughts and prayers are with Bill and Family of Our long time Westwood and Cape Friend Naomi

  4. John Quinlan
    March 1st, 2010 | 8:41 am

    I remember many times on the Cape when I would stop by to see Scott at the shop, Mrs. Billings (as I knew her) was always, always as kind as could be to me (the same goes for Mr. Billings). If Scott was not in, she would come out and talk to me for a few minutes. If Scott was in, she would always offer me food or drink if we ventured into the house. I know she was very proud of Scott’s work just from the way she walked with us as Scott showed me the pieces he had created. I always got the feeling they enjoyed having him so close by .. reminded me of my grandparents & me. In my limited time knowing her she was a very genuine, warm and kind woman. I am deeply sorry for the loss of someone so special to her husband, to Scott, his brother and the rest of the family.

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