Folsom Funeral Service

Donovan, Betty

Betty Donovan (Goddard), a lifetime resident of Hyde Park, passed away on February 14, 2017 at the age of 86.  Born in Boston, she was the daughter of  Samuel and Julia (Schmidt) Goddard.   Betty was the beloved wife of the late Joseph W. Donovan and the loving mother of John “Jack” Donovan and his wife Deborah of Newton, Julie Germano and her husband Edward of Dedham,  Edward Donovan and his wife Joan also of Dedham and Joanne Donovan and her companion Michael Stern of Hyde Park.  She was the devoted grandmother of John Donovan, Jessica Morris, Brian Germano, Brenda David and Laura Germano, Jason, Kaitlyn, Taylor and Christopher Donovan and great grandmother of Layla, Lorenzo, Bryce, Faith, Jordan and Caleb.  Her family was her greatest joy and she was very proud of them.  Betty enjoyed playing bingo and the lottery.  She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday, February 17, 2017 from 4 to 8PM at the Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton St., in Dedham.  Her funeral service is on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 10AM at the funeral home and will be followed by interment in Knollwood Memorial Park in Canton, MA

Donations in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701



Guestbook Entries

  1. Eliezer Edouard
    February 16th, 2017 | 12:05 am

    My sincere condolences to the family. My family and I since 1996 are next door neighbors to Betty in Hyde Park. Betty was such a nice person to live next to since I was 12 years old. She was kind and friendly every time I seen her. I remember every Easter holiday, she would give my brothers and I a bag of candy. She would talk to my whole family and even my grandparents when they would visit from florida. Even after my son was born, she would ask for him, give him treats and let him ride his bike into her drive way. She will be missed dearly. Although I cannot attend the service due to me relocating to to California, I send my condolence. my parents will stop by to pay their respects for the family. RIP Betty!!

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