Betty (Connors) Webster

Betty (Connors) Webster, 96, of Marion passed away at home on Wednesday June 24, 2020. She was married to the late Dr. Jean J. Webster for 35 years and the late Dr. Francis Kirby for 14 years.

            Born in New Bedford, she was the daughter of the late Cornelius and Julia (Smith) Connors. She was a graduate of Holy Family High School, Bridgewater State College, and received a Master’s Degree from Boston College. She taught school in New Bedford prior to her marriage to Dr. Webster in 1953.

            Betty was a former member of the Women’s Golf Association of the Country Club of New Bedford. She had been a docent at the New Bedford Whaling Museum for many years and was one of the originators of the Rotch-Duff-Jones House Museum.

            She is survived by her children, John Webster of Marion and his fiancée Beth Taylor of Fairhaven, Cornelia Webster Musser of Mattapoisett, Jeanie Webster Holmes and her husband E. Bradford Holmes of Wellesley and Marion, and Mark Webster and his wife Ro Webster of Chatham and Boston; and her grandchildren, Christina Musser and Elizabeth and Ned Holmes.

            She was the sister of the late Neal J. Connors.

            Her Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Monday July 13, 2020 at 10 am at St. Anthony’s Church, Mattapoisett. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, New Bedford. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Betty’s name to Coastline Elderly Services, 1646 Purchase St., New Bedford, MA 02740 or Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Mattapoisett. For online condolence book, please visit

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