Betty L. (Wells) DeFlorio age 79 of Stow formerly of Maynard and Waltham passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at the Miriam Boyd Parlin Hospice Residence in Wayland.
Born on November 8, 1934 in St. Albans, VT she was the daughter of the late Theodore E. and Isabel Greenfield Wells. She was the wife of the late Ralph DeFlorio. Her siblings include the late Barbara Lawrence, Billie Drew of Lexington, Sara Gammell of Fitchburg and George Hunter of Burlington.
She married in 1954, lived in Belmont and then settled in Waltham in 1957. In 1986 she moved to Maynard and then to Stow in 2002.
She worked for many years in business administration for several companies and organizations including over a decade at both the Waltham Hospital and Digital Equipment Corporation. She also was owner of a secretarial company and worked as a medical transcriber. In addition, she earned a degree in Business Administration from Fisher College in 1983.
During her spare time she enjoyed quilting, playing bridge, attending book club gatherings, playing and watching golf, volunteering at the Stow Council on Aging and being active with several groups at the First Parish Church in Stow. She was a loving mother and devoted grandmother and enjoyed spending time with her family.
Survivors include sons Ralph DeFlorio and wife Danielle Fennema of Harvard and Stephen DeFlorio of Stow, her grandchildren Devin, Brooke and Dylan DeFlorio.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday May 10th at 1:30 PM at the First Parish Church of Stow and Acton, Stow MA located at 353 Great Rd., Stow MA 01775. A reception will follow the service in the church hall.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests remembrances of Betty be made to either to a charity of choice or to the Stow Council on Aging 380 Great Rd, Stow, MA 01775 Phone: (978) 897-1880.