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Elizabeth Ann Doncaster

January 6, 1940November 12, 2021

Elizabeth Ann Doncaster, 81, of Harwich Port, Massachusetts passed away peacefully on November 12, 2021 at Pleasant Bay Nursing Home from Parkinson’s disease.

Born in Boston, Massachusetts she was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Frances (Petrone) Beldekas as well as her brother John.

Betty is survived by her husband Richard of 61 years and her children, Lori McCord (Trip) of Chesapeake, Virginia, Scott Doncaster (Rebecca) of Harwich, Massachusetts, and Steve Doncaster (Joanne) of Stowe, Vermont. Grandchildren include Michael Rozelle (Katie) and Austin Rozelle-Murphy (Quamaine), Scott Doncaster, and Molly Doncaster; and great grandchildren Peyton Rozelle and Noah Murphy as well as many Nieces and Nephews.

Betty loved her role as mother, and grandmother but was especially proud of her great-grandmother status. She had a vivacious personality and never met a stranger.

Her story-telling was priceless and she enjoyed sharing them in the local newspaper. She was an avid reader and loved traveling, especially to Switzerland and Anguilla. Betty never needed a recipe for anything she cooked and took pride in her famous “Ma’s” Meatballs.

Betty was very fond of her Southie upbringing and treasured the Boston Red Sox. She became an EMT after moving to Yarmouth in 1972. Betty was a caretaker and loved her volunteer work at the Dennis Senior Center.

A memorial service will be held December 18, 2021, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 426 Main Street, West Harwich at 10:30 am.

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18 December

Memorial Service

10:30 am

Holy Trinity Catholic Church

426 Main Street
West Harwich, MA


Elizabeth Ann Doncaster

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Janice Foscaldo

November 29, 2021

So sorry for your loss, may she Rest In Peace

Carol Arsenault

November 29, 2021

I was so sorry to hear of Bettys passing. We had many laughs and great times while we were working for Mrs. Rock. I will be attending the service at Holy Trinity. You are all in my prayers, especially Rich!

Jim Gilrein

November 28, 2021

I worked with Betty in the ER at Cape Cod Hospital on the 11 pm-7 am shift. Her laughter was contagious and her dedication to helping others was limitless.
May the gift of her sweet memory provide comfort and solace to all.

Christina Joyce

November 19, 2021

I always loved running into Betty in the parking lot at Beach Plum Condo Association. We would talk up a storm and had many laughs. I so admired her work as an ombudsman for the elderly. Betty was a thoughtful, caring woman.

Jennifer/Abby Avery

November 18, 2021

I wanted to offer my condolences to Betty’s family. My family will miss her terribly. We became very close over the last 10 years. We love you and will miss you terribly.
RIP ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️
Love the Avery, Artabane and Malone Family