Elizabeth Louise (Brodeur) Thompson, 86, of East Falmouth, passed away at sunrise on Friday, June 16, 2023, surrounded by the love of her husband and children, beneath one of her beautiful handmade quilts.
She is survived by her husband, best friend and dance partner extraordinaire, Edward, and will be immeasurably missed by their five children and eleven grandchildren:
Nancy Thompson & husband Warren Brown of Newton, MA and granddaughters Rachel and Emma.
Linda Thompson of Medfield, MA and granddaughters Alexandra and Nicole.
Douglas Thompson & wife Lynn of Hingham, MA and grandchildren Natalie, Isabel, and John.
Tracey Thompson & husband Stephen Brown of Salt Lake City, UT and granddaughters Eve and Beatrice.
Kristen Thompson & husband Luke Ramsey of Newport, RI and grandsons Francis and Rockford.
Elizabeth Louise Brodeur, aka, Betty Lou, was born on January 25, 1937 in Holyoke, MA of French-Canadian heritage. She was the daughter of Alberta Poulin and Louis Brodeur and sister to Constance Carrette and Maxine Dorland. She graduated from Malden High School and went on to study at the all-female Katharine Gibbs School in Boston, where she pursued an education in business administration.
Her first job, with National Company, was where she met the love of her life, Edward Vincent Thompson. They were married May 28, 1960 at St. Joseph’s in Malden, MA. She devoted her life to raising their five children, volunteering for various charities, managing homes in Andover and Falmouth, all while pursuing a career in administrative management. Upon retirement, she and Ed retired to Cape Cod, where in the “house that love built”, they happily hosted family, friends and welcomed their 11 grandchildren into their home for countless pizza nights, clambakes, celebrations and sleepovers.
Depending on who you were and how you knew her she would happily answer to: Elizabeth, Betty, Betty Lou, Mom, Meme, or Mrs. T.
She was fiercely loyal with a quick wit and contagious laugh. She ran a tight ship and always maintained her sense of humor.
Her family, friends, faith and community gave her purpose. A highly social woman, she spent her retirement doing what fueled her passions; book & garden clubs, quilting & sewing, attending concerts of the Boston Pops & Boston Symphony, traveling, and of course, spending time with her husband, children & grandchildren.
If the sun was shining you would find her at the far north end of Menauhant Beach, tucked in up by the fence, with a book and a picnic, only leaving once the sun had begun to set.
She touched so many lives with her love and kindness while she lived on this earth and remains with us all in heart and spirit.