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Obituary: Elisabeth “Bette” (Sottile), Lewin, 70

Feb 05, 2019 08:43AM

Bette Lewin, 70

Elisabeth “Bette” (Sottile) Lewin, of Tewksbury, MA, entered into rest February 3, 2019 at 70 years of age. Beloved wife of Barry Lewin of Tewksbury, MA. Devoted mother of Leah Weiss and her husband Alex of Dracut, MA; and Jaclyn Lewin and her husband Juan Saura of Madrid, Spain.  Loving daughter of Louise (Wynne) Sottile of Huger, SC and the late Salvador Sottile. Dear sister of Charlotte Sottile of Columbia, SC; Nicholas Sottile and his wife Val of Huger, SC; Susan Momeier and her husband Chris of Mt. Pleasant, SC; and William Sottile and his wife Terri of Oceanside, CA.

Bette was active in the community.  She was the treasurer of the Tewksbury Democratic Party, the secretary of the Dewing PAC, the secretary of the Ryan and Wynn School Councils, and the treasurer of the Congregation Shalom sisterhood. Bette was a member of the quilting club at the senior center, and her Temple’s Mahjong club.

Bette was beloved in the community.  Her cheerful disposition and bright smile were a beacon that drew people to her.  No one ever said a negative thing about her. She will be dearly missed.

The funeral will be Wednesday February 6 at 12:30pm at Stanetsky Memorial Chapel, 1668 Beacon St, Brookline, MA. (Livestreaming of service available at http://distantlink.com/stanetsky.html)  Internment to follow at Montifiore Cemetery, Central St., Woburn.  Shiva will be held at her late residence  on Wednesday following the internment until 9pm (service at 7:30pm), Thursday 2-4pm and 7-9pm (service at 7:30pm), and Friday 2-4pm. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in Bette’s memory may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation or to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

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