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Elizabeth “Betty” Nestor

d. October 26, 2023

Elizabeth “Betty” Nestor

Mrs. Elizabeth “Betty” Nestor, of Weymouth passed away peacefully on October 26th, 2023.

Growing up on Payne Street in Quincy, Betty shared her early years with her brothers, Bob and Bill. Her beautiful blue eyes sparkled when she talked about the “Costello boys” and it is without question that they have continued their joyful mischief in heaven. She cherished being their sister in her younger years, and later she cherished loving their wives, Lillian and Lucille. As “Aunt Betty”, she celebrated their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Her message to her daughters, “take care of one another”, was most certainly a nod to her parents’ values. Anna and William left a legacy of cherishing family; Betty cared for, and forwarded, that legacy.

Given ninety years to love within circles of family: first the Foys and Costellos, then the Nestor clan where she “married into” so much love, and later the Dee and Collins families; she was most certainly grateful for her time with family.

Betty attended Saint John’s School and Quincy High School. There, she met the women who would become her lifelong friends, partners in fun, and perrenial cheerleaders. She shared those same years with cousins; all cut from the same cloth, all quick to laugh. If life has end goals, Betty’s was to make friends and family feel her love. She met it, and then some.

When it came time to say “this is forever”, she chose a lanky fella with an infectious smile, her Frankie. He whistled, she giggled, and they set their middle chapters on Welland Road in Weymouth. In the morning, slow cups of coffee. In the evening, a cocktail and conversation. A working mother before it was the norm, she managed a busy Orthodontic office along side raising her girls, Anna and Laura. She “did it all”, and she did it dressed to the nines.

Most every step of her life was taken in lock step with her sister-in-law, and best friend, Lil. In the pairing of Betty Nestor and Lillian Costello there was beauty and power beyond words. They had, well, just about everything in common, including grandchildren who could do no wrong.
Matty, Nicholas, and Maia have known unconditional love every single day of their lives.

They worshipped MiMi as much as she did them. Stepping back to watch that easy love gave their parents, Anna, Pat, Laura, and Matt, daily reminders that they were all blessed by their joyful matriarch.
Faith first, Betty died feeling the same hopeful anticipation she always had before a big party, or ahead of a weekend in Falmouth. She believed good days were ahead, she had stories to tell Frankie, days to spend with a mother she missed most of her life, and so many friends to catch up with. She loved God fully and his house was one she had no fear of visiting.

In that faith, she leaves yet another example.

Beloved wife of the late Thomas “Frankie” Nestor.

Loving mother Anna M. Dee and her husband Patrick of Hingham and Laura F Collins and her husband Matthew of S. Weymouth.

Cherished Grandmother (Mimi) of Matthew J. Collins Jr, Nicholas P. Dee and Maia E. Collins. Sister of the late William and Robert Costello.

Relatives and friends are respectively invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Monday October 30th from 5-7pm in the McDonald Funeral Home at 40 Sea Street Weymouth.

A Funeral Mass will be held in Sacred Heart Church, 72 Washington Street, Weymouth, on Tuesday October 31, 2023 at 10:30 AM

Burial to follow in Mount Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy

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Monday, October 30, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

McDonald KeohaneFuneral Home - North

40 Sea Street, Weymouth, MA 02191

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Tuesday, October 31, 2023

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