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Elizabeth "Betty" Delores Ackil (O'Brien) - Class Of 1943 VIEW PROFILE

Elizabeth Betty Delores Ackil (O'Brien)

Elizabeth Dolores “Betty” Ackil O'Brien

GRANGER - Elizabeth D. O'Brien, 91, passed away peacefully in her home May 17, 2016. She was born January 19, 1925, to the late Farris and Julia (Tamber) Ackil.

On April 23, 1949, Betty married the love of her life, Joseph Francis O'Brien. He survives. Also left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Susan Davis of Granger; and two grandchildren, Dr. Patrick (Marie) Davis of South Bend and Dr. Nicole (Pete) Riordan of South Bend; and two great-grandchildren, Nathalie and Claire Riordan.

After graduation from Central High School in 1943, Betty was employed at the Bendix Corporation as a draftsman throughout the WW II years. The University of Notre Dame Engineering Department trained her.

For years, she was a very active member of the Christ Child Society and enjoyed the sharing of care for others by that wonderful program. She also enjoyed the years of fun and friendships afforded by the Lil Joe Social Club. She followed her special artistic skills with the painting and creating of distinctive arts and crafts. Many of her signature Christmas Santas are still prized decorations in local homes. Betty touched the lives of many and we are all the better for it. She will be remembered as a talented beautiful lady full of love for her God, family and friends.

Visitation will be held on Friday, May 20th, from 4-8 PM at the McGann Hay, Granger Chapel, 13260 SR 23, enter off Cherry Rd. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 11:00 AM at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, ND campus. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Center for Hospice Care, 501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka, IN 46545.

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