Elizabeth Lee Bernard (Goodman), or Betsey as we all knew her, entered eternal life in Heaven on February 2, 2022, at 72 years young. Her spirit is carried on by her daughter, Elicia, son in law, Frank and Frank’s daughter, Katie; sister Mary Jane, brother-in-law Jack, her nephew and niece, Jeremy & Jenny and their children; her cousins Fran and Nancy, and many extended family and friends from every walk of life.
Betsey grew up in Pennsylvania moving to Massachusetts in her twenties to take an aquatic position at the YMCA. She moved to New Hampshire in the 80’s and worked at Malden Mills for many years. In 2002 she headed for warmer weather in Florida although she still considered New Hampshire her “real” home. Her hardest, though most rewarding job, the one she retired from, was working in Aquatics at the Veterans Hospital in Tampa, FL. She admired her patients’ strength and celebrated their every victory, keeping in touch with several even after retirement.
Betsey created lifelong connections with so many both in NH and FL. Neighbors, co-workers, and church parishioners all became friends who she shared laughs, tears, and spiritual conversation. She considered their family her family. Always counting her blessings, she volunteered at church and food pantries. She loved swimming, the ocean, and especially the mountains of NH., but her deepest love was for her daughter, Elicia (or “Sweets”, “Sweetie Pie”, “Pumpkin”). Often saying there was nothing better in life than being her mom. Betsey loved Elicia’s husband Frank (or the “Tall Guy”) like a son and often called Elicia & Frank “The Dynamic Duo”. The loss of her presence will be felt by many, including her four-legged grand dog, Siana whom she shared so many snuggles.
Betsey is greeted in Heaven by her Father Charles, Mother Mary Catherine, Uncle Al and Aunt Florence (whom Elicia’s middle name came from), her beloved cousin Reid and in-laws Roland, Catherine and Frank Sr.
A woman of unwavering faith, Betsey would say “Life is short, enjoy it but eternity is long so prepare for it”.
SERVICES: A private family service will be held in the Spring, and celebrations of life in NH and FL will be held at a later date. In Betsey’s honor, please consider making a donation to Tunnel to Towers Foundation via www.t2t.org, or any program supporting US Veterans. Arrangements in the care of the DAVIS FUNERAL HOME, One Lock St., Nashua, NH 03064. An online guestbook is available at www.davisfuneralhomenh.com (603) 883-3401. "ONE MEMORY LIGHTS ANOTHER."