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Obituary for Betty J. Winberg
Betty J. Winberg, 91, died peacefully at Fairview Healthcare, Hudson, NH on February 1st, 2017. She was born in Hudson, NY and grew up in Waltham, MA. She married and moved to Media, PA where she raised three children and actively pursued volunteer and community work, including co-founding the Unitarian Universalist Church of Delaware County, teaching swimming lessons to countless kids through the American Red Cross, participating in the Delaware County Fair Housing Council and Media Fellowship house, etc. She moved back to New England in 1979, and settled in Nashua, NH where she was employed by Digital Equipment Corporation for 10 years, and where she joined the congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Milford. She was a tireless advocate for the mentally ill and the homeless and participated in the New Hampshire Alliance for the Mentally Ill. She was especially proud to be a co-founder of Harbor Homes Inc. in Nashua. Among other volunteer activities, she helped found RISE, the Rivier Institute for Senior Education. She was an animal lover and an aficionado of outdoor sports, music, and museums. She enjoyed travel, taking numerous trips with Elderhostel all over the world, and enjoyed road trips through her beloved New England. She was passionate, curious and engaged with her family, community, and friends throughout her life. She is survived by her sister Wilma W. Johnson of Bedford MA and two children, Ross E. Worrell of Nashua NH and Amy J. Worrell of Mohrsville, PA. She was pre deceased by her brother Captain William Winberg III and her son Keith C. Worrell. Her life will be celebrated at Harbor Homes Inc., 45 High Street, Nashua NH on Friday February 24th at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial tributes may be made to Harbor Homes or to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Milford.