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Maureen (deBettencourt) Harabalja

March 21, 1937 ~ December 2, 2019 (age 82)

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82, of Natick and formerly of Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard, died December 2, 2019.  Devoted wife of 53 years to Etore Harabalja. Loving sister of Thomas deBettencourt of California, John deBettencourt and his wife Edel of California, her twin Eileen Tierney of Connecticut, Theresa Venoitte of Florida, Kathleen deBettencourt of Vermont and the late Anne Clougherty, Rosemary Garvey, William “Bink” deBettencourt, Jr., and Gerard deBettencourt.  Daughter of the late William, Sr. and Mary (Connor) deBettencourt.  Aunt to many nieces and nephews.  

Maureen was generous, kind-hearted and loved by family, friends and neighbors. She was a self-employed beautician for many years and enjoyed sailing excursions with her husband and friends off the coast of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Funeral from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street, Natick Common, on Tuesday, December 10th at 9am.  Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Patrick's Church, 44 East Central Street (Rt 135), Natick, at 10am.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend.  Visiting Hours Monday, December 9th from 5-7pm at the funeral home. Private Interment at a later date, Sacred Heart Cemetery, Martha’s Vineyard. 

Maureen’s family would like to thank all the staff at Eliot Center for their care and kindness shown to Maureen during the past 2 years. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Activities Fund at Eliot Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 168 West Central Street, Natick, MA 01760.

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December 9, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
John Everett & Sons Funeral Home at Natick Common
4 Park Street
Natick, MA 01760

Private Interment

Sacred Heart Cemetery
Vineyard Ave.
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568

Funeral Mass
December 10, 2019

10:00 AM
St. Patrick Church, Natick
44 East Central St
Natick, MA 01760

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