Elizabeth J. Coyle

14 mars 19521 août 2021
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ORLEANS – Elizabeth J. Coyle, of Orleans, passed away peacefully at her home on August 1, 2021, with family by her side.

A Rhode Island native, Elizabeth “Betsy” was born and raised in Pawtucket and spent summers at her family’s second home on Lewis Bay in Hyannis. After graduating from Sacred Heart High School in Pawtucket in 1970, Elizabeth settled in Brewster, MA where she raised her two children. Elizabeth’s remarkable work as a spiritual counselor touched the lives of so many people. As a devout Catholic, Elizabeth was a long-time parishioner of Our Lady of the Cape Church in Brewster.

She will be remembered lovingly by her children: Sarah Damphousse (nee McNulty) and her husband Jay of Orlando, FL, Michael McNulty and his wife Sandra of Brewster, her grandchildren: Bretton Damphousse, Bailey McNulty, and Flynn McNulty, her four siblings: Deborah Coyle, William E. Coyle III, Dr. Marylou Coyle, and Suanne Brubacher.

Calling hours will be held at Nickerson Funeral Home in Orleans from 4-7 pm on Wednesday, August 18. A Funeral Mass will be held the following day, at 11 am on Thursday, August 19 at Our Lady of the Cape Church in Brewster, with Fr. John Dolan officiating.

In lieu of flowers please consider the Lower Cape Outreach Council, which provides support services to those in need within our local community. https://lcoutreach.org/donations/#friends. For online condolences, please visit www.nickersonfunerals.com.


  • Celebration of Life Visitation

    mercredi, 18 août , 2021

  • Memorial Funeral Mass

    jeudi, 19 août , 2021


Elizabeth J. Coyle


Stephen Pechkam

3 octobre , 2021

One of many who loved Betsy, I’ll always remember and treasure the fun times, the friendships, and the ‘trouble’ the entire ‘Hairy Navel Club’ shared in our youths.
I miss those days and you.
- Stephen

Jessica Brown

24 août , 2021

I ran into Betsy at the store about a year ago, I hadn't seen her in 30 or so years. She recognized me right away. I remember the aura portraits in her house and her round tarot deck. She was my introduction to trusting ones intuition and believing in myself in that way. I carved my own path into metaphysics soon after meeting Betsy and I have become a natural at manifestation, and reading. Betsy's intro played a big part. She remembered how my family took Sarah on vacation and asked to see the photos. I never got them to her due to a move and found her obituary when I tried to find her instead. She was a bright shiny star on earth as above, just dust & light. Blessed be, may the family find peace, Betsy had peace.

Laurie Serpa

23 août , 2021

I came across Betsy's obituary by accident and am so very sad to read of her passing. We met in Lamaze class in 1977- Bets carrying Sarah & myself my oldest, Chris. We became fast friends, met for play dates often with the kids when they were little. We kept in touch off & on thru the years, & would always pick up where we left off. She was a fantastic person -one in a million. May her memory bring a smile to your face before it brings a tear to your eye. I'll miss you, Bets.

Beth Rosenberg

8 août , 2021

I remember Betsy well from the 1980s. She facilitated spiritual groups in Brewster and had her own gift store. I learned a lot from her. She always had one foot on the "other" side, definitely aligned with saints, spiritual beings and God. I learned so much.
She was very gifted.

Joyful and radiant. I am so sorry for your loss.

Beth Rosenberg
A friend in Dennis

Jacqueline Connors Prince

6 août , 2021

So very saddened by this news my heart goes out to the family my deepest condolences Elizabeth will be so sadly missed such a beautiful woman inside & out her effervescent beautiful smile lite up the room everywhere she went heaven has gained a beautiful sweet Angel love you Elizabeth ♥️🙏♥️ 💔🌹💔 RIP OXOX Jackie🌹

Carol Brouillette

5 août , 2021

Thank you so much for sharing these photos. They show Betsy’s true love of life and love for her family. ❤️❤️❤️

Anita Lord

3 août , 2021

Elizabeth was my neighbor at Rock Harbor Village. No matter my problems, she always cheered me up with her positive attitude and deep love of nature, the water, and God's creatures.
She loved her family so. The delight in her voice when talking about them, was so effusive. I always told her we were blessed to have loving relationships with our children and grandchildren.
We were kindred spirits in a way. Bohemian instincts and an appreciation of simple beauty. I visited her with a couple of her neighbors recently and she was determined to give us some of her favorite clothing (she always looked so dapper.) We had a great time in her bedroom as she rifled through her closet, laughing like teenaged girls and joking around about our body issues.
This lady was genuine. I will miss her but take solace in knowing she was in the care of her beloved family.

Carol Brouillette

3 août , 2021

To all,

Me deepest condolences for you during this very difficult time.

Betsy and I have known each other since we were 16, working at the Cinnamon Stick in Pawtucket. We have been in and out of each other’s lives since then.

My heart aches for all of you.

Betsy was a wonderful , compassionate friend, with a love for life, a fighter.

Have I told you lately… special words between us.

Carol Brouillette
Branford, CT