Elizabeth M. “Betty” (McCormick) Robertson, age 87, of Johns Creek, GA, a longtime Holyoke resident, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 10, 2021, at her daughter Jane’s home. She was born in Harrison, New Jersey, daughter of the late William and Lillian (Brady) McCormick and graduated from Our Lady Queen of Peace High School in North Arlington, NJ and the former Berkeley Secretarial School. Betty and her family moved to Holyoke in 1969, and she lived here until relocating to Georgia last October. She was a retired parish secretary at Blessed Sacrament Church, serving the parish and school for twenty-five years. Betty was a faithful and devoted communicant of Blessed Sacrament Church and regularly volunteered at numerous parish and school activities. For years she was a familiar face to the parish’s CCD students in her volunteer role. While her children attended Holyoke Catholic High School, Betty and her husband Frank were greatly involved in supporting the high school’s fundraising efforts. She was an active member of the Holyoke Senior Center. Betty loved spending her summer vacations with her family “down the shore” in New Jersey. She also enjoyed regular trips to visit family and dear friends in New Jersey. She took great joy in celebrating her grandchildren’s milestones and achievements. She was grateful to witness each of her grandchildren graduate from college. Betty’s family, especially her children and grandchildren, were her greatest treasures. Betty was the widow of Francis Robertson, Sr., who predeceased her on April 27, 2010. She is survived by three children: Jane White and her husband Donald of Johns Creek, GA, and their children, Laura and her husband Jamie Walsh of Oxford, England, and Megan of San Francisco, CA; Susan Heavren and her husband Thomas and their children, Thomas and Sarah of West Springfield, MA; and Francis Robertson, Jr., and his partner Dorinne Rodriguez of Westfield, MA. Besides her parents and husband, Betty was predeceased by a son, William Francis Robertson, in 1961. A Mass of Christian Burial for Betty will be held on Saturday, September 18th at 10:00 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Church, 1945 Northampton Street. Burial will be held at a later date in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, NJ. Calling hours will be held Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Barry J. Farrell Funeral Home, 2049 Northampton Street, Holyoke. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Blessed Sacrament Parish, 1945 Northampton Street, Holyoke, MA 01040 or Blessed Sacrament School, 21 Westfield Road, Holyoke, MA 01040.
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