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06/03/18 - NNHS Newsletter - Betty Smith Castonguay

Elizabeth Margaret Smith Castonguay
(26 Apr 1922 - 31 May 2018)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   There is more sad news this Sunday morning.  Betty Smith Castonguay, mother of Terry Castonguay ('65), James Castonguay ('68), Tom Castonguay ('70), Edward Castonguay, Janice Castonguay Newton, and John Castonguay, and of the late Doris Castonguay, passed away in Newport News on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at the age of 96.


From The Daily Press - 06/03/18:

   Betty Smith Castonguay
 
    NEWPORT NEWS - Our loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great grandmother, Elizabeth (Betty) Margaret Castonguay, age 96, left this place to go to her eternal home on May 31, 2018 surrounded by her family.

Betty was born on April 26, 1922 in Bay City, Michigan to Sidney and Gladys Smith. She was the youngest of three children.

Betty married the love of her life, Euclid (Jack) Castonguay, a Pearl Harbor Survivor, in 1946, after the end of World War II. They left their family and friends of Bay City when Jack received orders to go to Yorktown, in 1949, and settled in Newport News, where they raised their family. Betty was a devoted and loving mother. She was very proud of her large family.

Betty loved holidays and family get-togethers; any chance to spend time with her family was important to her and brought her great joy. 

 
Betty Smith Castonguay
 
 
Betty is survived by her six children; Terry Castonguay (Sue), James Castonguay (Gail), Thomas Castonguay, Edward Castonguay (Linda), Janice Newton (Gary), John Castonguay (Beverly); 22 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Castonguay; her infant daughter, Doris Anne Castonguay; her granddaughters, Michelle Stillwell and Heather Castonguay; and her two brothers, Marvin Smith and James Smith.

Betty was a dedicated and hard worker. She was a military spouse and homemaker. She later worked as an auditor for Miller & Rhoads for many years before retiring. However, retiring for Betty did not mean to sit back. She volunteered for American Red Cross, she was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel St. Luke's Guild, and a tireless volunteer for Meals on Wheels until the age of 80, where she received recognition for her service.

Throughout her life, Betty was dedicated to her faith. She was an active member of St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church and school, where many of her children attended until it closed, and later as a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

Betty was known for her gentle spirit, kind heart, and her feisty, yet good sense of humor. She will be missed by all that knew and loved her.

 Betty's family is very grateful for all of the medical assistance and care she has received over the past few months. They are thankful for Kimberly with Visiting Angels, her loving caregiver, and Hospice.

The family will receive friends from 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday, June 3, at Peninsula Funeral Home.

A funeral Mass to celebrate Betty's life will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 4, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church with interment to follow at Parklawn Memorial Park.

Memorial donations may be made in Betty's honor to Meals on Wheels (PPA), American Red Cross, or a charity of your choosing. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in Daily Press on June 3, 2018.
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June 02, 2018

So sorry for your loss. Always loved seeing her smile.

~ Ruth Burke, Williamsburg, Virginia
 

 
June 03, 2018
 
I was so sorry to learn of Miss Betty's death in this morning's paper. I worked with her at M&R many years ago. I appreciated and admired her thoroughness in her work. She was an excellent role model for all who worked there. My deepest sympathy to all of her family for your loss and heaven's gain.

~ Elaine Hudgins-Campbell, Newport News, Virginia
 

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  Our deepest sympathies are extended to the Castonguay family and their friends at this difficult time.


  Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

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What Wondrous Love Is This?

Words by Alexander Means
Music by William Walker, 1835


What wondrous love is this, O my soul, O my soul!
What wondrous love is this, O my soul!
What wondrous love is this that caused the Lord of bliss
To bear the dreadful curse for my soul, for my soul,
To bear the dreadful curse for my soul.

When I was sinking down, sinking down, sinking down,
When I was sinking down, sinking down,
When I was sinking down beneath God痴 righteous frown,
Christ laid aside His crown for my soul, for my soul,
Christ laid aside His crown for my soul.

To God and to the Lamb, I will sing, I will sing;
To God and to the Lamb, I will sing.
To God and to the Lamb Who is the great 'I Am';
While millions join the theme, I will sing, I will sing;
While millions join the theme, I will sing.

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And through eternity, I値l sing on.


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