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Elizabeth Proctor Romeo



2-28-13-elizabeth-proctor-romeoElizabeth Proctor RomeoElizabeth Proctor Romeo, 95, of Boulder, Colo., died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at Frasier Meadows Manor Health Care.

Elizabeth was born Aug. 25, 1917 in Waltham, Mass. to Percy M. and Mildred B. (Smith) Proctor. She graduated from Patchogue High School in Long Island, N.Y. followed by her Bachelor's degree from Columbia University in New York, N.Y. in 1934. Elizabeth married Edward A. Romeo, a high school classmate, in 1942.

She taught nursery school and kindergarten for 25 years in Patchogue, N.Y. and Andover, Mass. After the death of her husband in 1981, Elizabeth moved to North Andover. She travelled extensively and attended many Elder Hostel programs around the world. She later moved to Bartlett then to Boulder. Elizabeth played the violin, taught English as a second language as a volunteer in Lawrence, Mass., and enjoyed scrapbooking and family history.

Survivors include her son, Richard E. Romeo and his wife, Karen, of Boulder; daughters, Priscilla R. Harrison and her husband, Ralph, of Andover, Mass., and Margaret R. McAllister and her husband, Tom, of Bartlett; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Elizabeth will be buried with her husband, Edward, at Bourne National Cemetery in Bourne, Mass. A private family gathering is planned for the summer.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Andover Public Schools: Bancroft School, 36 Bartlet St., Andover, MA, 01810.

M.P. Murphy and Associates Funeral Directors, of Boulder, are handing the arrangements.
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