Betty J. Salvadore, 87, of Westborough


Betty J. SalvadoreWestborough – Betty J. (Liberty) Salvadore, of 1 Lyman Street, Westborough, passed away June 14, 2018 at age 87. She was predeceased by the love of her life and husband of 64 years, Paul T. Salvadore, who passed away Oct. 23, 2015.

She was also the last surviving child of her parents Louis and Celia Liberty, as her brothers, Leonard, Thomas, Raymond, Charles, Cedric, and William, and sisters, Marcella Stewart, Lucille Brown, Joanne Chaput, and Madeline Garten, predeceased her. Her grandson, Andrew John Salvadore, also predeceased her in June 1994.

Betty is survived by her four loving children, her daughter, Paula Kelley and her husband Robert of Westborough, and her three sons, Richard of Wilmette, Ill., John and wife Janice of Southport, N.C., and James and his wife Rose of Amherst, N.H. Betty is also survived by her six grandchildren, Elizabeth Kelley Sohn and her husband Paul, Sonny Zhao and his wife Min, and Jeffrey, Christopher, Timothy and Julianne Salvadore. She is also survived by and many nieces and nephews.

Betty will always be known for her faith and golden heart. She always had a smile, a kind word for a stranger, and always put people at ease. She was widely loved and admired by many. Betty was most content to be surrounded by her family, her pride and joy.

Betty was always active in the community. She was an Eucharistic Minister at St. Luke’s Church, a founding member of the Martha’s and Mary’s, St. Luke’s Senior Adults, St. Luke’s Women’s Club, and “ Tuesday’s Lunch Bunch.” She was also a member of the Westborough Women’s Club, Westborough Democratic Town Committee (serving as Treasurer for 34 years), Registrar of Voters for the Town of Westborough, and a member of the Massachusetts Teacher Association.  She was employed by the Westborough Public Schools for 24 years.

Calling hours for Betty will be held Friday, June 22, from 4-7 p.m., at the Pickering and Son Westborough Funeral Home, 62 West Main St., Westborough. Her funeral will be held Saturday, June 23, at, at St. Luke’s Church, 70 West Main St., Westborough. Burial will be in St. Luke’s Cemetery of Westborough immediately following the funeral Mass.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Willows of Westborough, Dr. Sadagopan, Dr. Meyer, and the doctors and nurses at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester for their compassionate care and expertise.

Donations in her honor can be made to St. Luke’s the Evangelist Church, 70 West Main St., Westborough. Online remembrances can be made at

She will be loved, remembered and missed forever by her many friends, colleagues and family.