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

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."

Memories

Marion "Betty" KING

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Karen King

October 24, 2020

This is one of my favorite pictures of Betty and Michael. She always had an easy smile, a fun laugh and a kind word to say. I’m lucky to have had Betty in my life. We were more than sister in laws, we were sisters and friends. Betty passed away 6 days before my husband and her brother died. Michael and I know that Betty and Matt are in God’s loving arms. We’ll see them again one day.

Karen King

Shelley DeJiacomo

July 26, 2020

Betty,
I’m going to miss you so much. You made me laugh and feel valued every day for myself. You taught me about fighting for what I believe in and your strength is far beyond what I can imagine having. It took us some time to get past our work relationship to become the friends we ended up being. I thought of you all the time as spring came and went knowing you were in the hospital and praying that you would have more time for sunshine, laughter, and time with your family. I will miss your wise words, grit and sunny smile always. See you in the next adventure my friend. Love you.

Tricia Yandle

June 27, 2020

Betty, the woman with the mega-watt smile. As one of Betty’s clients I can attest to the power of her positive outlook! I felt I could conquer HOA mountains if Betty had my back.
I’m going to miss her everyday. She selected two outstanding employees to assist my struggling community and provided them great advice as to how to move us forward. But most of all, I’ll miss that genuine smile! Thanks Betty!

Jordan Goldman

June 27, 2020

Betty,

It's hard to say goodbye and even harder to find the right words. I enjoyed getting to know you, and while we did not see each other often each interaction was memorable. I can see your smile and hear your laugh as I type this message. Your Castle family misses you terribly. Until we meet again...

With Love,

Jordan

Jim Drewett

June 25, 2020

Betty was a remarkable co-worker and although she left "Lahey Clinic" many years ago, her positive impression and beautiful smile will always have a special place in my memory. Blessings to Mike and the extended family during this difficult time.

++ Jim Drewett

Ashley Welch

June 24, 2020

Betty was a burst of brightness, love and cheer when she entered any room. She lit up her surroundings and made you feel loved. I will miss her positivity and kindness. She sent my girls Christmas ornaments each year without fail for over a decade even when she did not see them to stay connected. We will all miss you Betty! xoxo Ashley

Robert Donnelly

June 23, 2020

Betty was a bright light, her presence filled the room with positive energy. I so enjoyed our time together and in our business meetings she brought a smile to everyone's face. She had a great sense of humor, an infectious laugh, and a keen whit.

You will be missed my friend and I know you will look down on us and make sure our Director meetings remain lively.

Gianna Rahmani

June 23, 2020

Betty, you took care of me from my very first day at Castle and your vibrant personality, your beautiful smile, your positive attitude, and your constant willingness to help everyone has inspired me every day since. Thank you! I love you! I miss you!

Rick Kleid

June 23, 2020

Betty always had such a welcoming, embracing, positive way about her, and immediately drew you in, with warmth and happiness. A very sad loss for all who knew her, but her spirit and energy lives on in our hearts.

James Donnelly

June 23, 2020

One of the hardest things to do as a CEO is to say good-bye to a loved teammate. Betty was an integral part of our leadership team at the Castle Group and she lit up every room she entered with her smile and energy. We miss her already! The entire Castle Family sends our love to Betty's family and our thanks for sharing her with us. Rest in peace Betty.

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