Beth Stetson


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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  1. Elizabeth Matsas on November 8, 2020 at 11:57 pm

    Auntie Beth.
    You will be forever missed. Your contagious laughter and everlasting smile will forever be remembered. I will always remember getting together for cousins lunch, creating everlasting memories for all of us women young and old. Your warm hugs and friendly kisses were always welcome by everyone that was blessed to know you. Enjoy the after life. The rest of your family awaits you. Rest peacefully.



  2. Shannon on November 9, 2020 at 1:20 am

    Bimbs…. I’m so sorry your journey was taken too early! Again we are reminded to live everyday like it’s our last! Beth was always so happy and smiling! Singing constantly… Of course I was dancing! You have the most beautiful girls that have amazing hearts! You will always be in our hearts! Love you! xoxo and of course a flower drawn perfectly!



  3. Carol Chione on November 9, 2020 at 1:51 am

    I am truly so sorry. She was a kind person. Although, I did not know her well. She was so nice to me. I remember hanging out with her and Jess at the old Sunshine Dairy in Northboro. Hugs to everyone. I feel for you all and I will be thinking of you.



  4. Megs on November 9, 2020 at 1:53 am

    Auntie Beth, you will be missed and your memory will be cherished by so many! I remember the white Le Baron convertible and singing “Hey Big Spender”. You always knew how to make even a trip to the store an adventure! “Are we women? Huuuh!” I will love you forever!



  5. Laurie Young on November 9, 2020 at 11:35 am

    Since my dear Bethie has left us I have sung every song that we had sung together and the tears have been flowing frequently. She has taken my heart with her and there will always be a whole in my heart that will be filled with happy memories of my dear sister. She was the best sister my Thennie and I could have. My love goes to her own dear family and friends who have enjoyed her company when she was well and who have stuck by her through her illness. I will always love my Bethie.



  6. Marnie Fuchs on November 9, 2020 at 12:06 pm

    My dearest Mrs. Beasley… I’ve been missing you so much! I’ll always remember the fun we had on our sisters’ camping trips and our annual pajama days. Laurie and I will miss the third member of our singing trio and our harmonies just won’t be as full anymore. I hope you heard Laurie and I sing Somewhere over the Rainbow when we visited you and you had fallen asleep. I know you are now there, somewhere over the rainbow, where your troubles and pains have melted like lemon drops and that you are surrounded by love. Send my love to Mommy, Dad, Jack. You were a blessing in Craig’s and my lives and Laurie’s (and our families) and your kids and grandkids and your dear friends in CT and MA … I will miss you every day! I love you my Bethie.



  7. Raquel Howard on November 9, 2020 at 3:47 pm

    I’m so very sorry to hear of Beth’s passing. She was one of a kind. Smart, funny, so nice, and spunky. How I’ve missed our chats by the coffee maker since she retired. Loved hearing her stories, and it was obvious how much she loved her girls and grandkids.

    *hugs* to your family.
    Rest easy, Beth. xoxox



  8. colleen champagne on November 9, 2020 at 4:36 pm

    My sincerest condolences and prayers for comfort to Beth’s family. Beth and I worked together at Boston Scientific. I loved our conversations and the time we shared together. Especially the day Beth quietly revealed her beautiful artwork to me; she was such a (humble) talented artist. But what I remember most about Beth is that she loved and adored her daughters and grandchildren with all her heart. Today may you dance with the angels my friend!



  9. Linda Wilson on November 9, 2020 at 4:57 pm

    I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Beth at Boston Scientific for only a couple short years before her retirement. But in that time we laughed and cried, cheered and commiserated, learned from each other, and just had fun. Deeply saddened by the news of her passing. But her presence will be forever as long as we hold her in our memories and thoughts. Goodbye, Beth. It was a pleasure and privilege to know you.



  10. Cathie Dyer on November 9, 2020 at 5:15 pm

    My deepest and sincerest condolences to Beth’s family at this time. I worked with Beth at Boston Scientific Corporation and I loved hearing her stories about her grandchildren. She was such a light whenever she entered a room and we shared some good laughs over the years. May you find comfort knowing she is looking down on all of you and watching. May you create beautiful paintings with the angels, Beth.



  11. Eleanor Chase on November 9, 2020 at 7:21 pm

    Beth was a great person we had a lot of fun on Stonehill road. She will be missed by many .ELEANORECHASE



  12. Jean Middaugh on November 9, 2020 at 7:39 pm

    In the early 70’s when Beth lived in Marcellus, NY, we lived across the hall from each other. We shared so many wonderful memories with our mutual friends. When I think of Beth, I think of her beautiful smile and infectious laugh. Since time and distance eventually separated us, she was always one that I fondly remembered. I know she must have gone on to become a wonderful mom and grandmother, always fun loving and caring. I can’t imagine the loss her family must be feeling. She was one of a kind.



  13. Cathleen Greaves Rowlette on November 9, 2020 at 8:59 pm

    Beth was one of my “younger cousins” back in the New Haven days, and was one of my favourites! Even then she was always sweet and cheerful, qualities she obviously retained. We last saw each other years ago at a family wedding and I am so sorry we were not able to maintain that contact.
    My love and condolences to family and friends…you will miss her so much.



  14. Jen on November 9, 2020 at 9:31 pm

    Beth was one of a kind! Always a sweet word and an even sweeter smile to match :-). I worked with her at Boston Scientific and we loved chatting about family. She absolutely adored her daughters and grand babies.

    Rest with the Lord, Beth.



  15. Joe Hill on November 9, 2020 at 11:27 pm

    My fondest memory of Beth…laughing with her.



  16. Sue Gordon on November 10, 2020 at 12:19 am

    Bethie – you were such a dear friend – always sweet and funny and caring. You were one of my best friends spending summers in PO – sneaking out with you and Cathy – pushing your Dad’s car out of the driveway to drive around when we were 15! Lord we had fun! And although I didn’t get to see you often, I will always remember when you and Cathy came to Charleston to visit and the fun we had! I’m grateful that we got to visit in September of 2019 at Bailey’s house. I will miss you forever. I love you sweet lady.



  17. Terry Brady on November 10, 2020 at 3:16 pm

    I worked with Beth for several years at Boston Scientific. She was warm, wonderful and a fun person. She painted my three dogs, Thumper, Jewel and Boone and they almost looked real. I have the paintings on my wall today, even though they’ve all since passed away.

    She was truly a kind person and a good friend. I used to love all the scarfs that she wore, so stylish.

    I’m very sorry for her family. I heard many stores about her daughters and her grandchildren.

    Rest in Peace Beth. You will be missed.



  18. Eric Maiuri on November 10, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    So sorry about this loss. Being such great friends with Jessica in high school we spent countless hours at her house. She was so welcoming and loved having her kids around. It’s not often that a group of teenagers want the mom to hang out with them, but we always wanted her around too. She was a great lady and will be missed.



  19. Kathleen Garrity on November 10, 2020 at 10:44 pm

    I’m sorry for your loss, I knew Beth when she used to pick up Bella and Hunter from daycare, she was such a nice, kind person:)



  20. Sharon Decker on November 12, 2020 at 12:46 am

    Jessica, Kelsey and Bailey,

    I remember the very first time that I met your mom. Jason, Bailey, Beth and I met for dinner specifically so Beth and I could meet. Your mom made a joke about us being grandmothers together some day and sharing grandchildren. We laughed a lot and became great friends that night! Over the years, we became family and shared so many fun occasions and holidays together. I see your mom in each of you…her beauty, kindness, creativity and silliness. I pray for peace in your hearts during this sad time. I will continue to cherish the times I shared with Beth.



  21. Debra Rosenthal on November 12, 2020 at 10:53 pm

    A gracious woman filled with love. I worked with Beth at Boston Scientific for a few years. She was always happy and pleasant to work with. She would brag about her daughters and children. She was very talented, artistically. My sincere condolences to the family. Her spirit will live on.



  22. Jenny Nelson on November 14, 2020 at 3:39 pm

    I was blessed to have grown up with your family and to know the Love and Joy you all share for each other! I have so many wonderful memories!
    Beth was like a big sister to me and always beautiful inside and out no matter what was happening! I loved her sense of style.
    I share your pain and am so sorry!
    Miss you!
    God Bless You All!
    Love Jenny



  23. Carol and Tom Elliott on November 15, 2020 at 1:42 am

    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of our friend Beth. Having known her for almost 50 years we will dearly miss her sparkling personality, her “wicked” sense of humor and her bright smile.
    Our thoughts are with her daughters and her family at this sad time.
    Beth will always be remembered by us.



  24. Robin Gearhart on November 16, 2020 at 12:01 am

    I’m very sorry for your loss, my condolences to the whole family. Beth and I were roommates at Rogers Hall and remained friends throughout the years. She was an amazing person and friend who’s always in my heart. I’ll cherish my wonderful memories of her always. Rest in peace sweet Bethie, I love you❤️



  25. Sharon Drakos on November 16, 2020 at 7:55 pm

    My deepest sympathy to Jessie, Bailey, Kelsey, Marnie and Laurie –
    My dear friend Beth, I treasure memories of our crazy teenage antics – “ riding around” the streets of PO, 5 to 6 kids in a car,
    jammed together, sitting on each other’s laps, sneaking cigarettes, singing to the radio at the top of lungs. In our mature “ years we had non-stop fun on our GDPO weekends at Suzie’s in Vermont. Talk much!
    Beth I will miss you always and hold you in my heart forever.



  26. Sharon Drakos on November 16, 2020 at 7:58 pm

    My deepest sympathy to Jessie, Bailey, Kelsey, Marnie and Laurie –
    My dear friend Beth, I treasure memories of our crazy teenage antics – “ riding around” the streets of PO, 5 to 6 kids in a car,
    jammed together, sitting on each other’s laps, sneaking cigarettes, singing to the radio at the top our lungs. In our ”mature years” we had non-stop fun on our GDPO weekends at Suzie’s in Vermont. Talk much!
    Beth I will miss you always and hold you in my heart forever.



  27. Andrea Burdick on December 14, 2020 at 12:09 am

    Beth and Girls, I was just calling your Mom to wish her a Merry Christmas, and when her phone was disconnected, I tried to get a new number and came across her obituary. I am so saddened to hear this news. We were back yard neighbors and great friends for years and I remember how much she adored you girls. I send deepest sympathy for such a huge loss for all of you. She was always a sweetheart, a wonderful person, and a very classy lady. Thinking of all of you at this painful time



  28. Isabella Licari on February 27, 2021 at 11:47 pm

    Hey, I miss you every day. Every minute of the day. You always made me smile and I really wish I could sing with you again, or see you roll your eyes at something I did. You always made me laugh, weather you ment to or not. I miss you so much. You are the best grandmother ever.



  29. Kelsey Diminico on August 22, 2021 at 5:48 pm

    Oh momma, look how adored you are. I just know you’d be brought to tears from all of these kind stories, wonderful memories, and happy thoughts. My God do I miss you dearly.

    Xoxoox you’re littlest treasure.



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