Betsy J. Rothman, 61, of Northborough


Betsy J. RothmanNorthborough – Betsy J. (Gleason) Rothman, 61, passed away Feb. 8, 2019 at the UMass Memorial Medical Center – University Campus, after a period of declining health.

Betsy was born in Oneida, N.Y., a daughter to James C. and Barbara H. (Machold) Gleason, attended Oneida High School, and SUNY-Brockport graduating in 1980.

Betsy worked for the former Dennison Manufacturing company where she proved herself highly successful in sales and marketing prior to dedicating her time to the raising of her daughter, Katie.

Betsy became certified in elementary special education and for several years worked at the Marion E. Zeh School in Northborough, as well as tutored numerous children; her impact on children’s lives was immeasurable. She made friend wherever she went and was known for her big heart and ability to always offer a “lending hand” at a moment’s notice without ever expecting anything in return. She loved traveling, the Christmas Season, and listening to music. Above all, her family took precedence.

Betsy is survived by her loving husband of 24 years, Ronald M. Rothman; her cherished daughter, Katie A. O’Mara of Northborough; her mother, Barbara H. (Machold) Gleason of Palm City, Fla.; a brother, James C. Gleason of Saratoga, N.Y.; and many extended family and friends.

Calling hours will be held Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 5-8 p.m., at Hays Funeral Home, 56 Main St., Northborough. A funeral Mass and burial will take place Saturday, Feb. 16 in Betsy’s hometown of Oneida, N.Y.

Please visit Betsy’s Book of Memories at for more information, or to leave a condolence.

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