BATH — Elizabeth “Betty” Burgess Field, 85, died Oct 4.
Born Jan. 25, 1926 in Millinocket, she was raised in Bath and graduated from Morse High in 1943.
She graduated from the Gorham Normal School for Education and taught elementary school in Elliot, Cumberland and Rockland.
After teaching in Rockland, she decided to join the U.S. Navy Waves and completed her basic training in Newport, R.I. She was assigned to Brooklyn, N.Y., where she met the love of her life, Naval Officer Wallace “Wally” Field at the Officer’s Club.
Throughout her husband’s Navy career, they traveled extensively throughout Europe and Turkey.
After military retirement, they moved back to Bath and eventually built their dream house on Damariscotta Lake where they lived for several years. Following her husband’s death in 1982 she became a Florida resident returning to Maine every summer to visit family and friends.
In 2006, she returned full-time to Maine and moved into Sunnybrook Village, where she received quality and loving care from Dr. Ben Herman, nurse Dianne and the entire Sunnybrook Staff.
She was a member of All Saints Parish and attended both St. Mary’s and St. Charles Borromeo churches.
Surviving are her brother-in-law, Harold Field and his wife Clem; distant relatives and many friends.
Memorial donations may be made to CHANS Home Health Care, 60 Baribeau Dr., Brunswick, ME 04011.
A visiting hour will be held on Friday, Oct. 7 from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at David E. Desmond & Son Funeral Home, 638 High St., Bath with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s church, 144 Lincoln St., Bath.
Condolences can be shared with her family at desmondfuneralhomes.com.