Obituary for Michael F. Betts
Portland – Michael F. Betts, 63, of Manchester, Maine, passed away, Monday, August 7th at Maine Medical Center in Portland, after suffering a 3 week, serious short term illness. He was born April 18, 1954 in Gardiner, the son of G. Robert Betts and Frances (Howard) Betts. He attended school in Gardiner and was a graduate of Winthrop High School. Michael worked 30 years as a welder/steamfitter and retired from Local Union 716 out of Augusta, he was also a 27 year member of the Elks Lodge #964 in Augusta. After retirement Michael loved going to Popham Beach, was an avid golfer in both the Elks and seniors leagues, and most importantly, “His Beloved Birds”! He leaves behind his companion, Darlene Jacques Simoneau and her children, Paul and Amiee, sister, Kimberly Nightingale and her companion, Samuel Clark, brother, David E. Betts and wife Mary, sister-in-law, Geri Betts, nieces and nephews, Andrew, Alyssa, and Adam Betts, Chris Betts and wife Dasha, and Erica Betts, great-nieces and great-nephews, Noah, Amelia, Arianna and Soreen. He was predeceased by his parents, G. Robert and Frances Betts, his brother, Robert C. Betts, and sister, Betty Lou Betts. Messages of condolence may be sent to: www.finleyfuneralhome.com
Betts – Michael F., 63, of Manchester, Maine, passed away, Monday, August 7, 2017 in Portland, Maine. He will be sadly missed by all. Per his request there will be no visitation or funeral service. There will be a graveside service at a later date at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Gardiner, Maine. In lieu of flowers, if desired contributions may be made in Memory of Michael F. Betts to: AYS-Area Youth Sports, PO Box 363, Jay, Maine 04239.