Ann “Betty” Elizabeth (Peabody) Lane, 85, of Westerly, RI, passed away surrounded by the love of her family on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at the Royal Westerly Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.
Betty was born in Westerly on February 1, 1933. She was the daughter of the late Benjamin A. and Nellie (Danielson) Peabody, Jr., and the sister of the late Benjamin A. Peabody, III. In 1961 she married James F. Reale who passed away in 1970. She later married William E. Lane who passed away in 1988.
In her early years she lived in Pawcatuck, CT and graduated from Stonington High School in 1951. She worked as a telephone operator at PBX and was active in the American Red Cross for many years. She raised her five children, and then became a CNA in her 50’s. Eventually she became a resident at The Elms of Westerly, where she spent many wonderful years.
Betty loved meeting and talking to people. She loved to travel, the ocean, taking rides, camping, cooking, the beach, and playing bingo. She was also a 50 year breast cancer survivor.
Betty will be dearly missed by her son and daughters; Lisa A. Reale and Paul of Salem, NH, Lori Vacca & husband Charlie of Westerly, RI, James A. Reale of Waterford, CT, Karen Simoncini and husband Michael of Fishers Island, NY, Kimberly McCann and husband Stephen of Derry, NH. She was the Grandmother of; Matthew Reale and wife Jenna, Andrea, Evan, Ariel and Aaron Vacca, Ian Tirabassi, Sean and Benjamin McCann, and Great-Grandmother to; Kaleb Reale.
Funeral services will be private. Buckler-Johnston Funeral Home, 121 Main St., Westerly, RI is assisting the family.
Donations may be made in Betty’s name to the American Red Cross, American Cancer Society, Westerly Ambulance Corp. or to Hope Hospice & Palliative Care.
For online condolences, please visit www.buckler-johnston.com.