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1964 Roland G BETIT

Born 26 Mar 1946. Married Corey E SULLIVAN [b Mar 1962] in Sept 1987 in Nevada. Died 26 Mar 1999.

(1965) Beatrice E BETIT

Born 1947. Married Jan BECKNELL, lives Sellersville PA.

(1972) Margaret "Peggy" BETIT

Attended St Thomas Grade School until family moved to Maine in 1964. Married Michael DOSTIE, lives Somerville ME. Mother of 20-year-old soldier killed in Iraq in December 2004, Thomas J DOSTIE.


Gabriel BETIT married on 9 Jul 1945 at Augusta ME to Rose M JANSSENS.

,Roland BETIT was born 26 Mar 1946 to Gabriel L and Rose M (JANSSENS) BETIT.
At age two months, Roland, born a US citizen, and his mother Rose (alien status) arrived at the port of NY on 13 Jun 1946, on the SS Brazil, part of the Army's "bride fleet," which brought wives and children of US servicemen from Europe to the United States. After HS graduation, he served in the US Navy as a Hospital Corpsman 2nd class [E-5], from 29 Sep 1964 to 27 Sep 1968, with service in Vietnam. He lived in Menlo Park CA in the 1990's, before moving to Augusta ME. He died on his 53rd birthday in 1999, and was buried in Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Augusta ME on 15 Apr 1999, Section E Row 8 Site 38.

Roland's father, Gabe BETIT, died 6 Jan 2007 and is buried in the same cemetery. See Gabe's obituary for additional relatives.
Gabriel BETIT was born 22 Sep 1919 to Cyprien and Elizabeth (THERIAULT) BETIT. He married 9 Jul 1945 to Rose JANSSENS of France.

In 1910, the family lived in Orono ME, and comprised: Cyprien BETIT, 30 CAN, immig 1893, married 7 years, naturalized citizen, agent for pictures; Elizabeth 29 CAN, 5 births, 3 living; Bernadette 3 ME, Irine 1 ME, and Eddutor 2mo. --15 Apr 1910, Penobscott Co ME, 192 p4B.

In 1920, the family lived in Mexico ME, and comprised: Cyprien BETIT, 42 CAN (parents b French Canada), immigrated 1890, worked in paper mill; Elizabeth, 38 CAN (parents b Fr CAN), immig 1900; 8 children, all b in Maine: Bernadette 13, Gertrude 11, Adjutor 10, Florien 8, Julienne 4, Lucienne 3, Theodore (?) 1, Gabriel 1mo. --15 Jan 1920 Oxford Co ME, ED149 p20A [214].

In 1930, the family still lived in Mexico ME, and comprised: Cyprien 52 CAN, married age 24, immig 1892, finisher in paper mill; Elizabeth 48 CAN, immig 1900, married age 21; children Adjutor 20, Florien 18, Julienne 14, Lucienne 13, Heliodore (m) 12, Gabriel 10, Lionel 8, and daughter Gertrude VIRGIN 21, married age 18, now single, with two children: William 2, Irene 3mo. --26 Apr 1930, Oxford Co ME, ED29 p24A.


Gabriel L "Gabe" BETIT, 1919 ~ 2007

Gabriel "Gabe" BETIT, 87, died Saturday, 6 Jan 2007 following a lengthy illness at Augusta, Maine. He was born in Mexico, Maine on 22 Sep 1919 to Cyprien and Elizabeth (THERIAULT) BETIT. After graduating High School in 1938, Gabe joined the Civilian Conservation Corps for three years, then joined the US Army (Medical Dept) on 8 Apr 1941 [height=63 inches, weight=110 lbs]. He served during World War II and the Korean Conflict.
Gabe was a past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus in Coeur d'Alene, and later in Maine, where he was also Faithful Navigator of a 4th degree Assembly, KofC. He also belonged to the American Legion and DAV, and volunteered with the Meals-on-Wheels Program.
He was preceeded in death by his parents; a son
Roland '64 BETIT [1946~1999]; grandson Army Sgt Thomas John DOSTIE [1984~2004, Mosul, Iraq]; three brothers: Adjutor, Florien and Joseph BETIT; two sisters Bernadette POMERLEAU and Lucienne CODY.
Survivors include: his wife, Rose M (JANSSENS) BETIT of Hallowell ME; two sons, Richard C (Debbie) BETIT of Warminster PA, and John G (Glenda) BETIT of Kintnersville PA; three daughters: Beatrice [BETIT '65] (Jan) BECKNELL of Sellersville PA, Catherine (David) BRYANT Pittston ME, and Margaret (Michael) DOSTIE of Somerville ME; one brother, Lionel BETIT, Bingham ME; two sisters: Gertrude VIRGIN and Julia COULOMBE of Augusta ME; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins, including a cousin, Cecile BETIT of Augusta. Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, then cremation and burial in Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Augusta.
SSN: 007-03-1316

Joseph M "Led" BETIT, 1918 ~ 2003

Joseph M "Led" BETIT, 85, of Old Belgrade Road, Augusta ME, died Saturday, 12 April 2003 at the Veterans Administration Medical and Regional Office Center, Togus ME, after brief illness. He was born in Augusta pn 30 January 1918 to Cyprien and Elizabeth (THERIAULT) BETIT. He attended public schools in Mexico, Rumford and Augusta.
He serving as an Army artilleryman in WW2 during the Battle of the Bulge. Until recently, he worked at Pine Tree Waste, Riverside Disposal and the Valley Company. From 1945 until 1967, he worked as an aide at the VA Center. For most of his working life he also owned and operated J M BETIT Sani-Van Service in Augusta. In 1986, he was named to the Waste Age magazine's Hall of Fame. Many years ago, he also received the Augusta Area Chamber of Commerce President's Award.
Until he was 82, Mr BETIT skied weekly at Sugarloaf. Right up until his illness, he was also an avid roller skater and swimmer. He was known for his great sense of humor, and collected and traded jokes as a lifelong hobby.
His wife Jeannette (VIOLETTE) BETIT, born 21 Feb 1918, died in Jan 1990.     |    SSN: 007-09-5593

Survivors include three sons: Paul G (Deborah) BETIT, Brunswick; Edmond J (Deborah MARIENHOFF) BETIT, West Gardiner; and David J BETIT, Augusta; a daughter Elizabeth BETIT, Hallowell; companion Muriel AUDET, Gardiner, two brothers: Gabriel BETIT, Augusta, Lionel BETIT, Bingham and two sisters: Julienne COULOMBE, Brunswick and Gertrude VIRGIN, Augusta; six grandchildren one great-grandchild also several nieces, nephews and cousins.
At his request, there will be no viewing hours or visitation, however; there will be a gathering of family and friends at the Plummer Funeral Home, Augusta, and a memorial Mass at St Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church. Burial will be in Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Memorials to Senior Spectrum, c/o Cohen Community Center, Hallowell ME.     |    SSN: 007-03-0960 ("Led").

updated 5 Aug 2008, 4 May 2015