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Elizabeth “Betty” J. Candage, 81, of Groveland, died Friday evening, October 13, at High Pointe Hospice House, Haverhill.
She was born in Oklahoma City, Okla., December 28, 1935, daughter of the late Vyron and Allie (Lasley) McFadden.
Educated in public school in Oklahoma City, Okla., Mrs. Candage graduated from Classen High School, Class of 1954, and the Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha, Okla., in 1958. After college, she worked as a Club Director at Ft. Sill, Okla., where she met the love of her life, her late husband, Arthur C. Candage. They were married in 1962 and moved to Massachusetts where they settled down to have a family.
Betty earned her Teaching Certificate from Salem State College and was employed as a teacher at the Elmer S. Bagnall School, Groveland, for many years. Her great joy was teaching.
She was a voracious reader, loved traveling cross country with her husband, enjoyed yard sale-ing, and trips to casinos. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and telling stories.
In addition to her husband, she was also predeceased by her brother, Gene A. McFadden, and her sister-in-law, Rena (Bridges) Candage.
Her survivors include her devoted son, Gregory A. Candage and his wife, Susan of Bradford; a loving daughter, Allison M. Candage of New York, N.Y.; two wonderful grandchildren, Greer and Colby Candage; a sister-in-law, Jo McFadden of Glen Haven, Colo.; brother-in law, Bruce Candage and his wife, Faye of Blue Hill, Maine; brother-in-law, Darryl Candage and his wife, Muriel of Blue Hill, Maine; five nephews and one lovely niece.
She also leaves behind a group of strong and supportive friends she loved dearly.
Mrs. Candage's family would like to thank the staff of High Pointe Hospice House in Haverhill for their exceptional care and support.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her visitation on Sunday, October 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill. A memorial service will follow at 4:15 p.m. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, Betty would love it if you took a friend to lunch and made a good memory. As she would say - Rise and fly, quit burning daylight! To share a memory or for more information please visit www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.
Published on  October 18, 2017
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