A MESSAGE FROM THE FAMILY

Due to the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic and travel restrictions instituted by many states, we have decided to postpone Betty's Mass and celebration to the spring.

OBITUARY

Marion "Betty" KING

November 7, 1957June 18, 2020
Obituary of Marion "Betty" KING
Betty was the devoted wife of Michael Zilora with whom she enjoyed a loving marriage of fun, and mutual respect. Betty and Michael were fond of travel, especially on cruises and trips to their beloved Sanibel Island, Nantucket, Cape Cod and the Outer Banks of North Carolina. If there was sun, water, family, friends and fun, Betty was there! And she'd be busy bustling around to help! Raised in Cambridge, MA, she was the daughter of Marion Fisher King and Matthew C. King, Sr. She was the youngest of 7 siblings. She is survived by her brother, Matthew C. King, Jr. and his wife Karen of Raleigh, NC, her sisters Kitty King Grabelski and her husband, David, of Vail, AZ, and Helen King McGah and her husband, John, of Arlington, MA. Betty was predeceased by her sister, Victoria King Bourgeois, and brothers, George King and Timothy King. Betty also leaves Michael's son Scott Zilora and his wife Kari, and their children, Ashley and Alex, and her sisters-in-law, Barbara Zilora Wilson and husband Michael of Dunedin, FL and Sylvia King of Lompoc, CA. Besides being a daughter, wife, sister, sister-in-law, cousin, friend, and colleague, Betty will be forever known as "Aunt Betty" to her 16 nieces and nephews, Tammy, Matt III, Christian, Kat, Tim, Corrine, Robin, Penny, Michael, Stacie, Vicki, Christa, Kim, Derek, John, and Kathleen! They, along with their spouses, David, Dawn, Quinn, Joschi, Shevon, Tim, Zach, Mark, Ann, Will, Robbie, Ezra, Ashley, and Ethan and their 25 children, her great nephews and nieces, were her pride and joy. Aunt Betty's love, generosity, and fun will provide treasured memories for them. Treasured memories are what Betty found also with Michael, her family and friends Diana, Keena, Rick and Cheryl, Cherie and Jack, and Toni. Betty graduated from The Pilot School, a joint program between the Cambridge, MA Public Schools and the Harvard Graduate School of Education and earned an associate degree from Bay State College in Boston. Betty was a life-long learner, adding to her business and management expertise through numerous continuing education programs. Betty always had a desire to stay professionally up to date. Betty found great satisfaction in her property management work as a regional director for the Castle Group. She leaves behind treasured friendships with many colleagues there and throughout her work in the industry. Betty was a warrior! She showed us courage, determination, and grace throughout her three cancers. Betty and Michael were a team like no other, determined to press on with life, love, and fun in the face of medical challenges. Betty was the recipient of graceful, generous, loving care from so many medical professionals and in return she brought to every appointment, procedure, and hospital stay a bright smile, compliments, and graciousness to uplift her medical caregivers' day. We who love Betty are grateful that she no longer is suffering and that she has eternal rest and peace now in the arms of her Creator and of those who have gone before her especially her loving Mother and Father, her dear Mother-in-law and Father-in-law and her brothers and sister. And until we meet again: "May the road rise up to meet you, May the wind be always at your back, May the sun shine warm upon your face, And rains fall soft upon your fields, And until we meet may God hold you in the palm of His hand."

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