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Beatrice A. “Betty” (Holt) Collins

HAVERHILL:  Beatrice A. “Betty” (Holt) Collins, 84, passed away on October 15, 2015 at Elmwood at Claremont in Claremont, NH. Betty was the wife of Arthur Collins.

Born in Haverhill on January 3, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Herbert M. and Theresa May (Kidder) Holt.

Betty worked forty-one years as a stitcher in Haverhill’s shoe industry for Goldberg Shoe, Bernie Shoe, LeSanda Shoe and Little River Shoe. She was a member of the former Pilgrim Holiness Church. Betty enjoyed participating in local art courses, and her sewing skills were evident in the many teddy bears she made and shred with others. Betty realized a longtime dream when she and her husband travelled to England.

Besides her husband of fifty-two years, Betty is survived by her brother Clifford Wentworth and his wife Shari of Newport, NH; nieces, Deborah Noel of Haverhill, Jody Laccase of Hampstead, NH, and four nephews to include William Wentworth of Newport, NH. She was the sister of the late Lois Steeves and Erlamond Hitchcock.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 22nd, at Elmwood Cemetery. Arrangements by Dole, Childs & Shaw Funeral Home, 148 Main Street, Haverhill. 

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