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Elizabeth 'Betty Lou'  (DiGiacomandrea) LaRose

Elizabeth 'Betty Lou' (DiGiacomandrea) LaRose
  • September 21, 1954 - July 20, 2019
  • Belmont, Massachusetts

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“Betty Lou's friendliness and warmth will be sadly missed at the WOAC. I only had short contacts with her. She is a tribute to how small acts of...Read More »
1 of 28 | Posted by: Margot Pichotta - Waltham, MA

“My deepest sympathies to all of Betty Lou's family. I was so saddened to hear of her passing. Thoughts and prayers to everyone. ”
2 of 28 | Posted by: Rose (Zappala) Grover - FL

“Rest In Peace ”
3 of 28 | Posted by: Richard Vaccarello - Plymouth, MA

“I'm in shock to hear of Betty Lou's passing. We were best friends in Elementary at the Butler School. What a wonderful person. My thoughts and...Read More »
4 of 28 | Posted by: Birdie Dunlap DIStefano - MA

“I was deeply saddened to hear the news of Betty Lou s passing. She was a sweet I'd q4light on this earth...her warmth and smile were her calling...Read More »
5 of 28 | Posted by: Roberta Kingston - Waltham

“I am a member of the Waverley Oaks athletic club. Betty Lou was a delightful presents on the front desk and my spirits always lifted when I walk...Read More »
6 of 28 | Posted by: Sandra Quinn - Belmont, MA

“So sorry to hear about this. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
7 of 28 | Posted by: Gus Mueller - Family Friend

“Betty Lou: A wonderful person with the most beautiful smile and lovely personality to match. Her warmth and kindness radiated through Waverley Oaks...Read More »
8 of 28 | Posted by: Philip Garlick - Natick, MA

“Betty Lou had a beautiful smile and made everyone's day better. She was an inspirational woman. ”
9 of 28 | Posted by: Bob Duffy, Jr - MA - Coworker

“Rest In Peace. Your were such a joy to be around and you were a beautiful sole . ”
10 of 28 | Posted by: Anya Kagansky - Woburn, MA

“To Betty Lou's family,My heart goes out to all of you upon the loss of this wonderful woman. May God Bless you all. Sincere sympathy,Virginia Palazzo ”
11 of 28 | Posted by: Virginia Palazzo - Cambridge, MA

“Dear Patricia and family,I am saddened to hear of your Mom's passing.I worked with your Mom and Sam at Raytheon for many years. We had fun times at...Read More »
12 of 28 | Posted by: Mary Forsythe - Burlington, MA

“Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May you find comfort in each other as you remember Betty Lou ”
13 of 28 | Posted by: Donna Hult-Andrews - Hampton, NH

“To Betty Lou's Family,I am very sad hearing about the passing of this wonderful person. I went to school with Betty Lou from Junior High through High...Read More »
14 of 28 | Posted by: Susan (Drinan) Ferreira - Belmont, MA

“Betty Lou was truly a part of your family when she was a part of your life. Beyond all of the fun times shared at work, she always asked and cared...Read More »
15 of 28 | Posted by: Adam and Heather Healy - MA

“So shocked to hear of Betty Lou's passing. What a wonderful human being. I thank God that we crossed paths. I was just thinking of her a few days ago...Read More »
16 of 28 | Posted by: DeeDee Pappas - Dracut, MA

“BettyLou's family and my family lived next door to each other. I will always remember BettyLou's smile and eagerness to help. BettyLou was a kind and...Read More »
17 of 28 | Posted by: Stephen Fabiano - Waltham, MA

“Saddened to hear of Betty Lou's passing, she was always so helpful and kind to me and my kids at the club. I have many fond memories of her when I...Read More »
18 of 28 | Posted by: Dawn Morrissey

“I am so sorry to hear this -- I did not know Betty Lou personally - in fact I have not seen her in a great while -- but I have to say that she was a...Read More »
19 of 28 | Posted by: Joanne Hanley - Waltham, MA

“When I moved to Belmont and then joined Waverley Oaks Athletic Club 2 years ago, I felt welcomed most of all by Betty Lou. She always had a smile...Read More »
20 of 28 | Posted by: Kathleen Gajdos - BELMONT, MA

“Betty Lou always greeted me at the WOAC with a lovely smile every time I entered! I was always losing my membership card and Betty Lou was always...Read More »
21 of 28 | Posted by: Carolyn Bitetti - Belmont, MA

“Betty Lou always greeted me with her warm and welcoming smile. If I had a question about my class that I was teaching, she tried to help me. We...Read More »
22 of 28 | Posted by: Ellen Gaies - Waltham, MA

“Dear Jimmy and family- I am very sad to learn of this news. I fondly recall my conversations with Betty Lou at the club, about our love for Maine and...Read More »
23 of 28 | Posted by: Kerry Maher - Waltham, MA

“So sorry to hear this sad news ”
24 of 28 | Posted by: Betty Mahoney Frongello - FL

“Patricia, Sorry to hear about your mom. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
25 of 28 | Posted by: Donna Gill - Watertown, MA

“Patricia, Sorry to hear about your mom. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
26 of 28 | Posted by: Donna Gill - Watertown

“Betty Lou's Family,I am deeply saddened to learn of Betty Lou's passing. We knew each other a little in high school and I reconnected with her when I...Read More »
27 of 28 | Posted by: JIm King - Belmont, MA

“Dear, Dear Betty Lou (and Family),It was heartbreaking to hear the news this morning. You are so loved by so many of us who you cheer up at the desk...Read More »
28 of 28 | Posted by: Hana Asazuma-Cheng - Belmont, MA


Belmont – Mrs. Elizabeth 'Betty Lou' (DiGiacomandrea) LaRose, of Belmont, died Saturday July 20, 2019 in Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston. She was 64.

Betty Lou was born in Somerville on September 21, 1954, a daughter of Elizabeth (Greco) DiGiacomandrea of Belmont and the late Louis DiGiacomandrea. She was raised and educated in Belmont and graduated from Belmont High School with the class of 1973.

Before staying at home to raise her family she worked at the Raytheon Company and for that past several years was the front desk manager at Waverley Oaks Athletic Club in Waltham. Waverley Oaks customers and co-workers always appreciated Betty Lou's warm smile and friendly nature. At home her cooking talents were always appreciated by her large extended family.

In addition to her mother, she leaves her daughter, Patricia E. LaRose (Thomas Bonn) of Belmont; her longtime companion, Jimmy Boudreau of Newton; her nephew, Matthew DiGiacomandrea (Jody) and their daughter, Courtney, all of Waltham and her sister-in-law, Elizabeth Rhodes of Sharon.

She was also the sister of the late William DiGiacomandrea.

Family and friends will honor and remember Betty Lou's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Thursday, July 25th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. on Friday morning before leaving in procession to Saint Luke's Church, 132 Lexington Street, Belmont where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m.