BRISTOL — Betty E. Simula, 82, of 12 Meadow Lane, died Tuesday, November 11, 2013 at Franklin Regional Hospital. She was born in Winchendon, MA the daughter of Harry and Marie (Purdy) Nosek. She later lived in South Royalston and Phillipston, MA before moving to Bristol, NH in 1976.
Betty's family owned the Lake Spofford Cabins in Chesterfield, NH. She enjoyed summers on the lake as a youth and began working her first job there cleaning cabins and as a waitress. As an adult, Betty worked for Cass Games in Gardner, MA. Over the years she specialized in home party sales with both Dutchmaid clothes and Tri Chem Paints, and prior to her retirement, for Cablevision here in the Lakes Region.
She was an avid gardener, member and past President of the Pasquaney Garden Club. She also enjoyed volunteering and assisting in organizing the NH Marathon for several years.
She is survived by two sons and daughter-in-laws: Gary and Laura Simula of Bridgewater and Tracy and Ruth Simula of Bristol. She will be remembered as an exceptional mother and one of a kind, grandmother to her two grandsons, Matthew and Ryan. She also leaves a sister Beverly Bostick of Seffner, FL, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Richard and two brothers: Frederick and Richard Nosek.
There will be no calling hours. A service of committal will be held Tuesday, November 12 at 1 p.m. at the NH Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen. A reception will follow the service at the Bridgewater Town Hall at 2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Pasquaney Garden Club, c/o Janette Crawford, 95 Ridge View Drive, Bridgewater, NH 03222. Arrangements are under the direction of Emmons Funeral Home of Bristol