Gillooly Funeral Home

126 Walpole Street, Norwood, MA


Elizabeth Groh

May 21, 1939May 10, 2020

Elizabeth L. “Betty” (Burke) Groh, 80, of Norwood, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 10, 2020, with her family by her side following a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease.

Born in Norwood, she was a daughter of the late Alphonsus and Marjorie (Holman) Burke and lifelong resident of the town. Beloved wife of the late James P. “Butch” Groh of Norwood. Loving mother of Susan DiTomasso and her husband Daniel of Norwood. Cherished grandmother of Laura and Daniel DiTomasso Jr., of Norwood. Devoted sister of Mrs. Marjorie Hooper and her husband Alfred of Wrentham, Thomas Burke and his wife Mary of Marshfield, Robert Burke of Norwood, and Noreen Burke of Panama City Beach, FL. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

Mrs. Groh was a proud graduate of Norwood High School Class of 1957 and St. Catherine’s School. She cherished time spent with her family, friends, and feline companions. She loved to travel prior to her illness. An attentive mother and grandmother, she enjoyed time spent in her yard gardening. After many years of service, she retired from Sovereign Bank in 2009.

Interment will be private in Highland Cemetery, Norwood. A celebration of Betty’s life will take place at a later date. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1'st St, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131 or www.parkinson.org , The Animal Rescue League of Dedham, 55 Anna's Pl, Dedham, MA 02026, or to the charity of one's choice.


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Helen Flanders

May 13, 2020

In 1974, I began my career as a teller at Needham Nat'l Bank in Norwood and Betty was my trainer, a calm and patient person. I stayed in banking for 42 years. Betty and I remained friends especially during our Needham and Shawmut Needham days. We got together with Marilyn Watterson, Ann DeYoung and Carol Campbell - a lot of fun memories. Betty had such a spirit with all that she went through. She talked often of James and of course, you, Susan, who she was so proud of. Rest in peace my friend and mentor. You were loved. My deepest sympathy. Helen Flanders

Elinor DiIorio Gulla

May 13, 2020

Mrs. Groh and Susan were a very significant part of my family . My mother and Betty’s deep and true friendship endured for decades . I will never forget the annual trip to Horseneck Beach!! (27 soggy tuna sandwiches with sand!), my father’s instructions to Paul before escorting Susan to prom!! “ PAUL, this is Susan Groh” not like the rest of the others that you bring home”! And the annual train ride to Boston to visit Santa’s Village and Christmas shop!! Susan and I are so lucky to have their influence and example. We will continue their devoted friendship for the rest of our lives. My deepest and sincere sympathy to you Susan!!!

Mark Joseph

May 12, 2020

Dear Susan,
Please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of your Mom.
As you know our Mothers were very close friends and always in each other’s lives.
Your Mom was a great lady and will be missed.
Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Mark , Noreen, Richie, Janine and Chris Joseph.

Tommie Toler

May 12, 2020

We had met Betty just a few years ago. She was so very kind and thoughtful. We enjoyed our visit with her and the family.


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