Elizabeth L. Carter, 58

NEW GLOUCESTER — Elizabeth "Betty" Louise Carter, 58, passed away on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014.

She was born and raised in Brockton, Mass., a daughter of James and Geraldine Lupica Condon. Betty left the city at the age of 18, after graduating high school with highest honors to reside in Maine. Betty embraced the beauty of Maine, raising two daughters.

She was predeceased by her mother. She leaves behind daughters, Jacqueline Lawrence of Charleston, S.C., and her partner Christopher Endres; Heather Smith of Bridgton and her husband Kipp; her grandson Jacob; her father James B. Condon of Brockton, Mass., and formerly of Largo, Fla.; two brothers, James Condon of Carver, Mass. and Christopher Condon and his wife Elizabeth of Raynham, Mass.; sister Susan Condon of Hanson, Mass.; mother-in-law Joan Lawrence of Naples; and many cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Betty loved life and lived it to the fullest, helping anyone she could, in any way she could. She was a strong, independent, fun-loving woman. Formerly the owner and lead florist of Fiddleheads and Ferns in Naples, she worked on weddings and events most of her life. She leaves many beautiful memories to those who were fortunate enough to work with her. Betty returned to school and graduated with a certificate in Graphic Design in 2006. She was artistic and talented in other ways including painting, crafting, and designing newsletters and posters for various fundraising events.

Betty was the 2014 President of the New Gloucester Eagles Aerie FOE #4131 and former Chaplin. She volunteered for the State Convention, the Kids' Christmas Parties, and held many offices at many Eagle posts. Betty was the Eagles Riders cofounder, State Rep. and Treasurer, an Auxiliary Member of the American Legion Unit 86, a member of the Eagles Aerie FOE #4352 in Windham, and the Eagles' State Representative for Alzheimer's. She was an ADA Dart Captain and player. Betty held many fundraisers for Alzheimer's, Diabetes, and the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition, one year raising over $6,000 with her creative Twist and Shoot Dart challenge.

Betty was a six-year breast cancer survivor. Her last good deed on this earth was to become a donor to the New England Donor Bank. She was an avid dart player, loved snowmobiling and riding her motorcycle, hunting, cooking, traveling, her many pets, gardening and, most of all, her grandson Jacob.

Please join the family for visiting hours from 5 to 6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, at Hall Funeral Home, 165 Quaker Ridge Rd. Casco, ME 04015.

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