NO. R-75.  House concurrent resolution in memory of Betty Fay of Westford.

(H.C.R.43)

Offered by:  Representative Heath of Westford.

     Whereas, Betty Fay of Westford was an extraordinary individual and publicly‑spirited citizen whose civic virtue was beyond compare as exemplified by her wonderful contributions to the town’s educational, municipal, voluntary, and religious organizations, and

     Whereas, in the educational sphere, she started as a substitute school teacher, subsequently accepted a full-time position as a fourth grade instructor, and ultimately served for 11 years, from 1977 through 1988, as the much admired Westford School principal who always gave the interests of her students the highest priority, and

     Whereas, during Betty’s tenure as principal, the Westford School was known for both its academic excellence and efficient operation, and

     Whereas, upon her retirement as principal, the Betty Fay Nature Trail located on the school’s grounds, and used by students, staff, and the entire community, was named in her honor, and the bell from the old school building was restored and also dedicated in 1988 in her honor, and

Whereas, Betty’s church activities included teaching both Summer Bible School and Sunday School and assisting in the serving of chicken pie suppers, and

Whereas, an active member of the Westford Fire Auxiliary, Betty Fay performed many tasks, including teaching fire prevention classes, working on the Auxiliary’s craft fair, providing nourishment to firefighters, and hosting the fire department’s open house, and

Whereas, as a municipal official, she served as a town auditor, and

Whereas, her role as a member of the Westford Senior Citizens was invaluable, and

Whereas, she was a very special citizen of Westford whose diverse public and private sector activities brightened her neighbors’ lives, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly remembers Betty Fay for her outstanding contributions to the town and citizens of Westford, and be it further

Resolved:  That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to the family of Betty Fay.