Beatrice G. Bebbington
Woodstock – Beatrice Goodwin Bebbington, 86, of Brickyard Road died Sunday, May 30, 2010 in Matulaitis Nursing Home. She was the loving wife of the late Charles W. Bebbington who died in 1951. Born in Stafford Springs, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Genevieve (Bicknell) Goodwin.
Mrs. Bebbington was employed at Mansfield State Training School for 23 years. A lifelong member of the Evangelical Covenant Church of Woodstock, she became the first female Deaconess of the church. Known to many as “Aunt Bea the Cookie Maker”, she pleased many with her baking. She enjoyed painting, gardening crocheting, and sewing. She also loved books and reading.
She is survived by her sons, Charles T. Bebbington of Fort White, Fl, and James Bebbington of Woodstock; her daughters, Cynthia Bebbington-Lucia or Fort White, Fl, Linda Bebbington-Mannix and her husband Thomas of Plainfield, and Alice Bebbington-Knowles of Woodstock; her brothers, Robert Goodwin and his wife Marguerite of Woodstock, Conrad Goodwin and his wife Lorraine of N. Windham, and Philip Goodwin of Woodstock; her grandchildren, Richard Kivela and his wife Carrie, Cassandra Johnson and her husband Dr. Mark Johnson, Richard Santerre, Jr., Charles Santerre and his wife Chickie, Cynthia-Lin Knowles and Pv2 Byron Knowles; and her great grandchildren, Owen Kivela, Matthew Santerre, Dylan Santerre, Maxwell Santerre, Valerie Santerre, and Rosalie Santerre. She was the grandmother of the late Keith Knowles; and sister of the late Ruth Dion, Emily Richards, Clara Ellson, Alice Hackenschmidt, Ralph, Lawrence, and Arthur Goodwin.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Beatrice’s Family on Sunday June 6, 2010 from 1:00 to 2:00pm in the Evangelical Covenant Church of Woodstock, 24 Child Hill Rd, Woodstock with a Funeral service at 2:00pm in the Church. Burial will be private. Memorial Donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Suite 105, 306 Industrial Park Road, Middletown, CT 06457.