SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

January 11, 2013

Betty Ann Kass, 77


Danvers — Mrs. Betty Ann (Dickinson) Kass passed away, surrounded by her family, Tuesday, January 8th, at the New England Homes for the Deaf in Danvers, she was 77. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Frederick A. Dickinson and Doris E. (Pond) Dickinson-Carr. She was the beloved wife and soul mate of 53 years to Robert A. Kass, who passed away this past April.

A graduate of the Clarke School for the Deaf in 1951, she went on to further her studies at the Bryant Stratton Commercial School, earning a certificate in Mechanical Accounting. Betty Ann worked at the Bedford V.A. Hospital, Hanscom Air Force Base, and later retired from the Defense Audit Agency where she was a personnel assistant. Prior to being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, she was very active; she enjoyed traveling, cooking, sewing, crafts and bowling. Alongside her husband Robert, she was very active in the deaf community and served as treasurer of the Deaftree Investment Club. As a devoted wife, mother and grandmother; nothing brought her more joy than time spent with family.

Betty Ann is survived by her three children: Donna Beaulieu and her husband Thomas of Beverly, Andrea Kass of Jacksonville, FL, Brian Kass and his wife Linda of Peabody; her sister: Barbara Lyons of Dedham; her three grandchildren: Anthony Beaulieu, Lauren and Andrew Kass; as well as many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband Robert, she was preceded in death by her son Kenneth Kass and her sister Janet Boisvert.

ARRANGEMENTS: A funeral mass for Betty Ann will be celebrated in St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 253 Cabot St., Beverly, on Monday, January 14th, at 11 A.M. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held at the Campbell-Lee, Moody Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot St., Beverly (North Beverly Location), on Sunday from 1 to 4 P.M. Burial will be in North Beverly Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Betty Ann’s memory to the New England Homes for the Deaf, 154 Water St., Danvers, MA 01923; or Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B102, Danvers, MA 01923. For information or to send a message of condolence please visit: www.campbellfuneral.com.