Leominster-Betty G. Reyes-Prieto, 74, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Friday, March 16, 2018. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband Victor E. Reyes-Prieto and their son Bobby Reyes-Prieto. She is survived by her children & their spouses; Victor M. Reyes-Prieto & Pamela of MI; Marjorie Chagas & Jason of Hubbardston; Julie Mancebo & Jose of Clinton; Arlette Amundson & Donald of IA; 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and more than 14 cousins who were like brothers and sisters, several half siblings, and many dear friends.
Betty was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador to the late Humberto & Julieta Utreras on February 28, 1944. She attended local schools and was a graduate of Colegio Velasco Ibarra in Guayaquil, Ecuador. She emigrated to the United States in 1974 and lived in Queens, NY until 1992 when she moved to Clinton, and for the last 10 years has lived in Leominster. She was a woman of great faith; a devout and active member of the Clinton Spanish SDA Church. She is fondly remembered for her keen wit and contagious sense of humor. Above all, she was a devoted wife, mother, friend, and grandmother who was happiest while in the company of her family. She lived her life to the fullest, loved to dance, she was fashionable, enjoyed reading a good book, going out to dinner, entertaining guests in her home and was always willing to help others in need.
A Calling Hour will be held from 10-11AM with a Funeral Service at 11AM on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, in the Clinton Spanish SDA Church, 250 Church St. Burial will follow in Reservoir Pines Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of Philbin-Comeau Funeral Home, 176 Water St., Clinton. Online condolences may be placed at www.philbincomeaufh.com