On November 6, 2020, Beth Brennan Stetson, 70, passed away peacefully surrounded by her daughters in Northborough, MA after a courageous battle with liver disease and cancer. She was born on January 17, 1950 in New Haven, CT to the late John and Joan Somerby Brennan. She is survived by her loving daughters, Jessica Ostuni and her husband David, Bailey Stetson and her partner, Jason Dutchka, and Kelsey Diminico as well as her seven grandchildren, Tate and Riley Ostuni, Jonathan, Sophie, and Ryan Dutchka, Isabella Licari and Hunter Diminico. She is the treasured sister of Martha Fuchs and her husband Craig, Laura Young and her husband Douglas and the late Jack A. Brennan. Her passing is felt deeply by her adoring nieces, nephews and their children.
She was raised in the Pine Orchard neighborhood of Branford, Connecticut where she enjoyed many childhood adventures along the shore. She attended The Foote School in New Haven, Connecticut, and Rogers Hall in Lowell, Massachusetts before graduating from Branford High School with the Class of 1968. Beth was proud of her career as an Executive Assistant at Hale and Dorr Law Firm early in her career. She retired from Boston Scientific in 2018.
Her travels included trips to England, Ireland, Italy and Abu Dhabi where she befriended everyone she met and saw the beauty and art all around her. She enjoyed oil painting for family and friends at the Blue Skies Art Studio in Hudson, MA. She enjoyed curling up with a great book and snuggling with her grandchildren watching movies, playing games and singing songs together.
Beth will be sorely missed by countless loving friends, many of whom she’s known since childhood, vacationed with them in Vermont and would break out in song when you least expected it! The visits, calls, and support she received from her sisters, family and friends throughout her illness meant the world to her.
We would like to offer our most sincere gratitude for all the love, care and kindness she received from her hospice nurses, Salmon Healthcare Aides and all of her friends at Whitney Place and Beaumont in Northborough, MA. She truly felt comforted in the connections she made there and touched the hearts of many.
Even though we don’t want to say goodbye, we will learn to be together in a different way. We will hold her in our hearts instead of our arms, send whispers to her in heaven and find comfort in the memory of the precious moments we shared.
Due to the current restrictions, Beth’s services will be private and there will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers and donations, we ask family and friends to share a memory of Beth with a loved one and smile knowing she is listening.
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