Mrs. Elizabeth “Betty” (Evans) Sullivan, 89, of Wilmington, died Tuesday, February 6, 2007, at the Winchester Hospital. Betty was born May 11, 1917, in Newton, MA, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Josephine (Lundberg) Evans. Betty grew up in Arlington, MA, and graduated from Arlington High School, Betty went on to Emerson College in Boston, MA, graduated in 1940, where she received her degree in teaching. In the 1940’s and 1950’s, Betty taught English at Wilmington High School. In 1956, she was the Founder of the Stepping Stones Nursery School, which she ran out of her home, until 1982 when her daughter Linda Walsh took over the school and moved it to Nathan Road in Wilmington. Betty's Nursery School had a wonderful reputation, her classes were always full and she always had a waiting list, she was one of the beloved teachers in town and she touched the lives of many children in Wilmington. Betty moved with her husband to Wilmington in 1949 and she remained in the same house for 57 years. In her spare time she enjoyed traveling, golfing, she was an avid horse back rider, and she loved to spend time with her family and her many friends.
She was the wife of the late Frederick “Hank” Sullivan, with whom she celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary this past September, Fred just recently passed away on December 23rd, 2006. Betty was the dear mother of Linda E. Walsh & her husband John J., Jr., of Wilmington and the late Deborah Sullivan, loving grandmother of Kristen E. Walsh of Andover, sister of the late Charles Evans and Bob Evans, also survived by many nieces & nephews.
Her funeral service will be held Friday, February 9, at the Wilmington Congregational Church, 220 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 11:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery. Visiting hours Thursday, February 8, at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington from 5-8 p.m.
Memorial donation's in Betty's name may be made to the Children's Hospital, c/o Development Office, 300 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA 02115.
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