Elizabeth Marie Allegretta
January 23, 1927 – June 9, 2020
Cumberland- Elizabeth M. (Betty) Bartek (Allegretta), age 93, of Cumberland Foreside, ME, passed away peacefully on June, 9th, 2020. Born in Norwalk, CT, on January 23rd, 1927, to the late Stephen Bartek and Gertrude Froleiks (Bartek); she was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Allegretta for 65 years; dear mother of the late Gary (wife, Cathy Cestaro of Portland, ME and former wife Penny Cash of Yarmouth ME), and Mark (wife Emily Ferris) of Charlotte, VT; much loved grandmother of Adam and Audrey Allegretta; Andrew Allegretta (wife Jessica Curtis) and great-grandson Luca, who she was able to meet virtually due to travel restrictions related to the pandemic; step-grandmother of Cameron and Connor Cestaro; aunt to many nieces and nephews. She is survived by her two brothers, Wayne (wife Barbara) Bartek and Steve (wife Anne) Bartek and sister-in-law Nancy Allegretta (Robinson) of Connecticut.
Betty was a Brooklyn Dodgers fan and was fortunate to have met Jackie Robinson. Also an avid football fan, she followed the Washington Redskins for many years until switching loyalty to become a New England Patriots fan, celebrating many victories, much to the dismay of several New York Giants fans in her family.
She enjoyed knitting, crossword puzzles, opera, and was an animal lover. She served as a volunteer at the Homeless Animal Rescue Team (H.A.R.T.) Adoption Center and Shelter for Cats, adopting cats and dogs. She was very generous, supporting many charities and Native American causes. She worked at General DataComm as an electrical assembler. She will be fondly remembered for her kindness, consideration, quick wit and sense of humor.
Private family services may be held in summer, pending travel restrictions. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages contributions be made to Homeless Animal Rescue Team (H.A.R.T.) of Maine (www.hartofme.org). Arrangements have been entrusted to Lindquist Funeral Home, Yarmouth, ME.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Elizabeth Marie Allegretta
June 22, 2020
Betty was such a kind, wonderful person. I volunteered with her at HART. Every Christmas she would call to say she had cookies for my husband and me. Fabulous cookies! She will be missed.
June 21, 2020
Mark and family,
Maria, me, Catherine and Robert will truely miss Auntie Betty. We always had so much fun when we visited each other. We think of all of you and you are always in our prayers.
We love you very much.
God bless everyone and stay well.
June 17, 2020
Mark, please accept our sincerest condolences on the passing of your wonderful mother Elizabeth. I was honored to get to know her over these past 20 years and she will be dearly missed.