Obituary of Elizabeth Garibotto
Elizabeth “Betty” Garibotto passed away peacefully surrounded by her family after an extended illness at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading, MA on Tuesday, April 26, 2022. Betty was born in Lexington, MA. She was one of eight children born to Paul and Florence Callahan. She had a wonderful childhood growing up in Lexington. She graduated from Lexington High School. She worked as an administrator at John Hancock until the birth of her first child and then happily took on the role of mother and homemaker. She had made her home in Burlington since 1969. Betty enjoyed maintaining her flower gardens, working around the yard, nature, and wildlife. She read the Boston Globe cover to cover daily. Summer family vacations were often spent on the shores of Cape Cod. Betty and her husband, Bill, were a bit of opposites. He was the outgoing and adventurous one of the couple and she was more reserved and quiet. But, Bill could get her out of her comfort zone to be more daring. He was deeply involved in the FCA Association for John Hancock employees and thus Betty went on their many trips, events, and activities sponsored by the organization. In her quiet way, she was surprisingly quite witty. She enjoyed hosting family gatherings, especially Christmas. Betty was a loving and supportive mother to her two sons and daughter in law. She was an extremely proud grandmother who cherished every moment spent with her granddaughter. She was resilient, sensible, and extremely independent right up till her passing. She will be lovingly remembered by her family and friends.
Betty was the beloved wife of the late William “Bill” Garibotto. She was the loving mother of Stephen Garibotto of Burlington & his longtime companion Ellen Landry of Wakefield and Robert Garibotto & his wife Shannon of North Reading. She was the proud and loving “Grandma” to Sophia Garibotto. She was the caring sister of Donald Callahan and his wife Lorraine of Concord, Barbara Perrotta of Lexington, the late Paul, Robert, William & Ronald Callahan and Anne Marie Gannon.
Visiting hours will be held at the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home on Monday, May 2 from 10 - 11:30am. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Margaret’s Church in St. Veronica Parish, www.stveronicama.org, 111 Winn St., Burlington at Noon. Services will conclude with a burial in Pine Haven Cemetery, Burlington.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Betty’s name may be made to Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading, MA 01867.
Edward V. Sullivan
43 Winn Street
Burlington, MA 01803
Ph: (781) 272-0050