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Elizabeth Bridget "Betty" Stapleton

01-23-1935  -  04-15-2017

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Elizabeth Bridget “Betty” (Cummins) Stapleton, 82, of Fort Lauderdale, passed away peacefully on Hospice at home surrounded by her family on Saturday, April 15, 2017 after a year long battle with cancer. 

Betty was born on January 23, 1935 in Dublin, Ireland to John and Marcella (Sally McEvoy) Cummins (256 Carnlough Rd.) and was the eldest of seven children. She met and married the love of her life Michael Christopher Stapleton (36 Dowth Ave) on February 23, 1959 and set off on a lifelong adventure to America.  They resided in Richmond Hill, Breezy Point, Belle Harbor and retired to Fort Lauderdale in 2000. 

Betty will be remembered for her kind, compassionate, thoughtful and gentle nature.  She was devoted to her family and friends, always available to offer her wisdom, her hand to hold or just to listen with an open heart.  She left a lasting impression on all those who came into her life. She was very proud of her Irish heritage and was a member of the Dublin Society of New York for many years.  She loved a good cup of hot tea with a bit of bread and butter while watching the Irish news on her Ipad until the very end.   But her favorite thing was to fill the house with music which ignited all the memories of her wonderful life…..

Her eyes they shown like diamonds
I thought her the queen of the land
     And her hair, it hung over her shoulder
Tied up with a black velvet band

 In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters Theresa Ryan, Margaret McGowan, brother Desmond Cummins, and her loving husband Michael in 2006.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory her daughter Denise (Stapleton) Strack, son in law Raymond Strack, grandchildren Raymond and Emily, brothers John (Sean), Edward (Terry) and Brian Cummins in addition to many sister and brother in laws, nieces, nephews and wonderful friends.

 Her final wish was to have her ashes brought home to Dublin, Ireland and scattered in the city she missed and loved so dearly.  Arrangements to honor her wishes will be made in the coming months.  Her daughter will hold a small celebration of life at her home for local friends to find closure in the coming weeks.

 In lieu of flowers, donations in Betty’s name can be made to Hospice By The Sea, 5300 East Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33407 (877) 494-6890 or online at www.TrustBridge.com   (or)  www.hpbcf.org/donation


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Christine Williams neeWalsh

Dear Denise & famly. Am so sorry, your Mum was my first cousin your grandma Was my Aunty Cellie my Mum Bridie' her sister. Yr Mum & Dad were great when our son Ed was visiting the USA and we all reconnected when gordon got married we kept in touch with. Christmas letter I am so sorry & will let the Liverpool family know . I will have a mass aud fir her .Christine xx

 Posted April 22, 2017 - 11:15am
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Brenda Kasigian

The British Women's Club will always remember Betty's smiling face at our meetings. She was a lovely lady whose Irish heritage shone through like a rainbow pointing to a pot of gold. She was the Pot of Gold for us.We will miss her . LOVE from all of us and our condolences to her family.

 Posted April 21, 2017 - 12:52am
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Adrienne Biel

Dear Denise Ray Emily and Raymond, Auntie Betty was a beautiful woman inside and out. A proud Dubliner I have many happy childhood memories of singing and dancing in her and Uncle Michael's home in Breezy and marching "down the avenue" for the St. Patrick's Day parade screaming "Up the Dubs". She was an elegant lady always dressed in the latest fashions and looking as beautiful as she was as a person. She was warm and compassionate and gave me comfort when my twin girls died. She was very in love with Uncle Michael and the two of them will live on in my memory as two funny, warm and kind people who touched my life with love. You really did both of your parents and grandparents proud by providing Auntie Betty with the care she needed at the end of her life. May God Bless all of you and keep you for your generousity, love and kindness. May her smile and warmth live forever in your hearts. Love, Adrienne Duffy-Biel xxoo

 Posted April 20, 2017 - 1:56pm
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Nicola

RIP Betty, you will be miss by everyone...xoxo

 Posted April 20, 2017 - 10:55am
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Denise Strack

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 Posted April 20, 2017 - 10:01am
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Deborah Cummins Arnold

My beloved Aunt Betty I will miss you so so much. You were an amazing lady with a beautiful heart. Forever in my thoughts xxx

 Posted April 19, 2017 - 1:06pm
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The Langs

Dear Denise, Ray, Raymond and Emily,
Nana was a beautiful gift for all of us. Remembering her 'fashionista ' style brings a smile. Nana was a very generous woman and lived to share her love. We wish you strength as you face your loss and know her memory will support you in the days ahead. May you smile as she would want you to when you think of her.
Love
The Langs

 Posted April 19, 2017 - 11:36am
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Emily Strack

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 Posted April 19, 2017 - 10:01am

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Elizabeth Bridget "Betty" Stapleton

January 23, 1935  -  April 15, 2017

Elizabeth Bridget "Betty" Stapleton

January 23, 1935  -  April 15, 2017

Obituary

Elizabeth Bridget “Betty” (Cummins) Stapleton, 82, of Fort Lauderdale, passed away peacefully on Hospice at home surrounded by her family on Saturday, April 15, 2017 after a year long battle with cancer. 

Betty was born on January 23, 1935 in Dublin, Ireland to John and Marcella (Sally McEvoy) Cummins (256 Carnlough Rd.) and was the eldest of seven children. She met and married the love of her life Michael Christopher Stapleton (36 Dowth Ave) on February 23, 1959 and set off on a lifelong adventure to America.  They resided in Richmond Hill, Breezy Point, Belle Harbor and retired to Fort Lauderdale in 2000. 

Betty will be remembered for her kind, compassionate, thoughtful and gentle nature.  She was devoted to her family and friends, always available to offer her wisdom, her hand to hold or just to listen with an open heart.  She left a lasting impression on all those who came into her life. She was very proud of her Irish heritage and was a member of the Dublin Society of New York for many years.  She loved a good cup of hot tea with a bit of bread and butter while watching the Irish news on her Ipad until the very end.   But her favorite thing was to fill the house with music which ignited all the memories of her wonderful life…..

Her eyes they shown like diamonds
I thought her the queen of the land
     And her hair, it hung over her shoulder
Tied up with a black velvet band

 In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters Theresa Ryan, Margaret McGowan, brother Desmond Cummins, and her loving husband Michael in 2006.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory her daughter Denise (Stapleton) Strack, son in law Raymond Strack, grandchildren Raymond and Emily, brothers John (Sean), Edward (Terry) and Brian Cummins in addition to many sister and brother in laws, nieces, nephews and wonderful friends.

 Her final wish was to have her ashes brought home to Dublin, Ireland and scattered in the city she missed and loved so dearly.  Arrangements to honor her wishes will be made in the coming months.  Her daughter will hold a small celebration of life at her home for local friends to find closure in the coming weeks.

 In lieu of flowers, donations in Betty’s name can be made to Hospice By The Sea, 5300 East Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33407 (877) 494-6890 or online at www.TrustBridge.com   (or)  www.hpbcf.org/donation


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Christine Williams neeWalsh

Dear Denise & famly. Am so sorry, your Mum was my first cousin your grandma Was my Aunty Cellie my Mum Bridie' her sister. Yr Mum & Dad were great when our son Ed was visiting the USA and we all reconnected when gordon got married we kept in touch with. Christmas letter I am so sorry & will let the Liverpool family know . I will have a mass aud fir her .Christine xx

 Posted April 22, 2017 - 11:15am
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Brenda Kasigian

The British Women's Club will always remember Betty's smiling face at our meetings. She was a lovely lady whose Irish heritage shone through like a rainbow pointing to a pot of gold. She was the Pot of Gold for us.We will miss her . LOVE from all of us and our condolences to her family.

 Posted April 21, 2017 - 12:52am
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Adrienne Biel

Dear Denise Ray Emily and Raymond, Auntie Betty was a beautiful woman inside and out. A proud Dubliner I have many happy childhood memories of singing and dancing in her and Uncle Michael's home in Breezy and marching "down the avenue" for the St. Patrick's Day parade screaming "Up the Dubs". She was an elegant lady always dressed in the latest fashions and looking as beautiful as she was as a person. She was warm and compassionate and gave me comfort when my twin girls died. She was very in love with Uncle Michael and the two of them will live on in my memory as two funny, warm and kind people who touched my life with love. You really did both of your parents and grandparents proud by providing Auntie Betty with the care she needed at the end of her life. May God Bless all of you and keep you for your generousity, love and kindness. May her smile and warmth live forever in your hearts. Love, Adrienne Duffy-Biel xxoo

 Posted April 20, 2017 - 1:56pm
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Nicola

RIP Betty, you will be miss by everyone...xoxo

 Posted April 20, 2017 - 10:55am
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Denise Strack

Denise Strack shared a photo. Please visit the 'Photo Album' tab to see more!

 Posted April 20, 2017 - 10:01am
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Deborah Cummins Arnold

My beloved Aunt Betty I will miss you so so much. You were an amazing lady with a beautiful heart. Forever in my thoughts xxx

 Posted April 19, 2017 - 1:06pm
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The Langs

Dear Denise, Ray, Raymond and Emily,
Nana was a beautiful gift for all of us. Remembering her 'fashionista ' style brings a smile. Nana was a very generous woman and lived to share her love. We wish you strength as you face your loss and know her memory will support you in the days ahead. May you smile as she would want you to when you think of her.
Love
The Langs

 Posted April 19, 2017 - 11:36am
E
Emily Strack

Emily Strack shared a photo. Please visit the 'Photo Album' tab to see more!

 Posted April 19, 2017 - 10:01am

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