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Obituary for Betty Tobias (Klayman)

Betty K. Tobias, 95, of Nashua, NH died Wednesday, March 27, 2024, at Nevins Nursing and Rehab Center in Methuen, MA surrounded by her loved ones.

Betty was born on August 21, 1928, in Dorchester, MA, daughter of the late Louis and Sarah (Broder) Klayman. She married Samuel J. Tobias in Boston in 1950, who preceded her in death in 2016.

Betty and Sam were inseparable and had a loving marriage of 67 years. Betty and Sam were active in the Jewish community at Temple Beth Abraham in Nashua for many years. They operated a women’s clothing store for 10 years in the 1960s on Main Street and outfitted many women with beautiful clothes and accessories. Betty also was the executive secretary for the Heart of Nashua in the 1970s. Her efforts were instrumental in revitalizing downtown and keeping shopping local. She retired as a secretary working for Tom Tessier’s financial planning company. As a busy retiree, she volunteered at the gift shops at their temple and at Southern NH hospital and made premie baby blankets for the hospital.

Betty had a talent for handcrafts and loved to sew clothing, knit, crochet, and make beautiful crewel work items, and more recently did watercolor paintings. She also loved words, did the daily crossword, and was always sharing stories about family, frequently peppering them with the Yiddish phrases of her youth.

Sam and Betty spent happy days at Lake Sunapee, boating and fishing with family, and treating everyone to ice cream at the harbor.

Betty is survived by her daughters Marci and husband Carl Olson, Robin, and husband Buddy Zaremba; grandchildren Anna and husband Christian, Sally and husband Byron, Eddie and wife Sarah and Ben and fiancée Jessie; and four great-grandchildren Tobias, Ivy, Sonja, and Willow.

SERVICES: A funeral service will be held Friday, March 29 at 11:30 AM at Temple Beth Abraham, 4 Raymond St., Nashua, NH 03064. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Burial will follow at Beth Abraham Cemetery, Nashua, NH. Memorial contributions in Betty’s name may be made to Temple Beth Abraham.