March 28, 1951 - September 15, 2019
Bette Ann Knight Lennon, 68, of Pittsfield, MA., passed away peacefully at Berkshire Medical Center on Sunday, September 15, 2019 surrounded by her family. She was born on March 28, 1951, the daughter of Clark Junior Knight and Mary Eileen Mountain, and on Sunday, lost her long battle against COPD and gained her wings. She was tough, resilient and fought this disease as hard as she could for many years. Unfortunately, the disease won and took her away from us far too soon. She was a beautiful woman inside and out. Bette was born in here in Pittsfield and was raised in Lee, Massachusetts, with her two sisters whom she is survived by; Kathie Volin of Pittsfield and Debbie Knight of Stowe Vermont. Bette was a tomboy and enjoyed the outdoors. She absolutely loved the sun, hot weather and sunbathing. She loved to go stone stepping, and fishing. She enjoyed crocheting, housework, and caring for her houseplants and gardening. Bette liked to rearrange furniture throughout the house, interior decorating and shopping. She was very stubborn and independent. She could fix anything from a broken TV to even fixing her own furnace. She loved and adored her father Clark who was a police officer for the Lee Police Department and the Pittsfield Police Department for some time. She loved to talk about him and told stories about his spaghetti sauce. Bette’s family was very important to her, and she had a different, yet special, bond with each member. She loved family gatherings, as well as the holidays. Bette worked at BMC for 22 years, in Environmental services as a housekeeper and then ultimately ended up transferring into the Radiology department as a Transport Aide. She was so dedicated and loyal to the hospital throughout her employment there and was well known throughout the entire hospital as a little pistol and firecracker! She could find anything that the nurses or patient needed, from a fan to something as little as chap stick that all the floors and storeroom said they didn’t have. She was even there for these patients and nurses when they just needed an ear to vent to or a shoulder to cry on, and even advocated for them at times when she felt something wasn’t right. She had a heart of Gold and was selfless. She became close friends with many of the people and coworkers she met over the years working at the hospital. She was not good at sitting still nor did she like to. She was a busybody to the fullest and was an extremely hard worker right up until she was forced to retire. Bette never had her license or a car, so she walked everywhere she had to go, including to and from work all those years. When she was in and out of the hospital fighting her disease, the nurses would often tell her that they missed her zipping around the hospital and that things just weren’t the same without her. She was the glue to her family, and to put it further into perspective she was our family’s anchor. Bette is survived by her two children; her daughter, Billie Jo Henault ,47, of Pittsfield, MA., and a son, Jess A. Maynard, 44, of Pittsfield, MA. She was very close with both of her kids and her 3 grandchildren; Katelin Henault, 28, of Pittsfield, Ryan Henault, 22, of Pittsfield, and Ayden Brazee, 10, of Pittsfield. She also leaves behind her 3 nieces and great nieces and nephews. Bette was a second mom and family member to many of her sons ‘friends and was loved and appreciated by all. She will forever be missed and loved by everyone. Funeral Notice: Bette’s family will be holding a private service at her home with close family and friends to celebrate her life and say their goodbyes.
Bette Ann Knight Lennon, 68, of Pittsfield, MA., passed away peacefully at Berkshire Medical Center on Sunday, September 15, 2019 surrounded by her family. She was born on March 28, 1951, the daughter of Clark Junior Knight and Mary Eileen Mountain,... View Obituary & Service Information
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