3/26/1929 – 11/28/2021
We celebrate a life well-lived and will miss our dearest Frances.
Frances Betts was born in Brooklyn, NY, in 1929. She grew up in Springfield Gardens, raised her family in Rosedale and lived in Wantagh for the past 33 years.
In her teenage years, she won a few beauty contests and was modeling at a young age. Her manager, Ralph Martin contracted her to Paramount Pictures and Fran was beginning an acting career as Frances Starr, however, she fell in love with a Marine and walked away from Hollywood.
She married Walter J. Betts, her US Marine Corps hero in 1946 and had two children, Edward A. Betts, and Suzanne Betts. Fran is survived by her children, 4 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren.
Fran was CEO at Caney Construction Company at a time when women CEO’s were uncommon. She then was a manager at Hartfield’s, a large department store chain. Fran was office manager at Div-ak Manufacturing and then worked for her son at Island Scuba Centers and ANDI International for many years. Her last career activity was with ANDI as a Hyperbaric Chamber Operator until she retired at 90 years young.
Fran passed away suddenly on Sunday, November 28th, at 4:44 pm with her two children and their spouses at her side.
Fran was a generous & caring friend to very many. A loving and beloved “Aunt Chub” to over 40 of her flock. Fran was possibly the best mother & “Grammy” anyone could hope for. We all will miss the energy, sparks, and unconditional love she gave to all. Fran has now reunited with Walter, her siblings, parents and friends who preceded her. We know that she has received The Blessing, even life for evermore and rejoices in the house of the Lord. Until we meet again, may GOD BLESS YOU dearly beloved Frances.
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MEMORIAL VISITATION AT FUNERAL HOME
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Monday, December 6, 2021
Bellmore Funeral Home
2340 Jerusalem Ave
N Bellmore, New York 11710