Elizabeth E. "Betty" (Holmes) Stander, age 84, of Chelmsford, formerly of Westford and Bedford, died Sunday June 29, 2014, at Sunny Acres in Chelmsford. She was the widow of James R. Stander who died in 1999.
She was born in Westford on March 25, 1930, daughter of the late James & Anne (Walsh) Holmes.
Betty was the past president of the Bedford Social Club, and Queen Mother of the Crimson Cat Red Hats Club.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen & Dan Donnelly of Leesville, SC; four sons and three daughters-in-law, James & Frances Stander of Bedford, MA, David & Pamela Stander of Westford, Robert & Susan Stander of Chelmsford, John Stander of Ayer; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Thomas & Jeannine Holmes of Westford, Kevin & Eileen Holmes of San Diego, CA; a brother-in-law, James Hansen of Westford; eight grandchildren, three great-granddaughters; also several nieces & nephews. She was also grandmother of the late Genevieve Stander and sister of the late James Holmes and Agnes Hansen.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives & Friends will be received on Tues. July 1, 2014 at the J.A. HEALY SONS FUNERAL HOME, 57 North Main St., Westford, MA from 4:00-8:00 PM. Funeral Wednesday morning with a prayer service to take place in the funeral home at 10:00 AM. Interment to follow at Shawsheen Cemetery in Bedford, MA. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, contributions in her memory may be made to the Genevieve M. Stander Scholarship Fund, Payable to "CSF of Bedford" PO Box 585, Bedford, MA 01730. Please visit online memorial at www.HealyFuneralHome.com