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Elizabeth “Bettie” F. Stevens, 93

Her primary career was always her family.

April 9, 1930  -  January 31, 2024

Elizabeth “Bettie” F. Stevens

Elizabeth “Bettie” F. Stevens, 93, died Wednesday, January 31st at Stonebridge Rehabilitation Center in Montgomery Township.

Born in Brooklyn on April 9, 1930, only child of James and Florence Burnett, Elizabeth grew up in Rockaway, NY, where she found her love for the beach, fishing, dancing, and swimming.

Bettie, Harry (her beloved husband of 52 years) and children lived in several states before becoming longtime residents of Montgomery Township. In retirement she, Harry, and their dog Bleu enjoyed their vacation home in Lake Ariel, PA. Taking her grand kids to “Claws and Paws” animal park in the Poconos gave her great joy. She also was an active member of the Lake Wallenpaupack community, serving on several committees.

Elizabeth’s primary career was always her family. Early in life she was a representative for Ma Bell Telephone Company, then later in life worked at the Postal Center in Hillsborough.

Elizabeth was passionate about many things; She had unconditional love for her husband, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Family was everything to her. Bettie loved getting a bargain, she and Harry were avid garage sales, flea market, and auction hunters. The ShopRite flyer was a must read. Playing bocce and cards, especially Bridge and Skipbo, always brought out her competitive side.

She was a devout Catholic, proud of her Irish heritage, with Christmas being by far her favorite holiday and family celebration. She had a quirky, sometimes “off the wall” sense of humor with a firm belief that laughter was the best medicine.

Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents James and Florence Burnett, her husband Harry P. Stevens, her infant son James Burnett Stevens, and her cousin, James Dunne.

She is survived by her six children: Gregory P. Stevens and his wife Sandra of Odessa, FL; Lisa H. Miller and her husband Peter of Carlisle, PA; Chief James M. Stevens (Ret.) Hamilton Police Division and his wife Patricia of Hamilton Township; Paul R. Stevens and his wife Toni of Bridgewater; Robert E. Stevens and his wife Cindy of Bethany Beach, DE; and Jeanne M. Mistretta and her husband Nick of Skillman; 13 grandchildren; Jai, Jon, James, Devin and her husband Josh, Nichole, Cassie and her husband Billy, Kyle, Brianne and her husband Tyler, Blake, Melissa, Ashley, Alexandra and Nicholas; and two great grandsons; Aidan and Zachery.

A mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Hopewell on February 7. Interment followed in St. Bernard's Cemetery in Bridgewater.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


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