March 20, 2019

Bette J. (Larrabee) Dyer


Our Beloved Bette J. (Larrabee) Dyer, age 83 of Rehoboth, passed away on Monday, August 1, 2018. She was the wife of the late Raymond G. Dyer, and previously, Roger H. Proulx and William Abrams.

Born in Portsmouth, VA, a daughter of the late Harold G. and Florinda (Cardoza) Larrabee, Bette worked as an Administrative Assistant for the Town of Rehoboth Board of Health and also Veterans’ Services prior to retiring in May 2018.

She had been previously employed at Cherry & Webb, for 14 years until her 1st retirement in 1988; Rehoboth Congregational Church; and Waring Sullivan Funeral Home.

Bette served as Sexton at Rehoboth Congregational Church, was President of Friends of Rehoboth’s Elderly; was on the Board of Directors for Rehoboth Ambulance Committee, Trustee of Senior Citizens and was a member of the Fellowship and Flower Committees’ for Rehoboth Congregational Church. She enjoyed serving others, gardening, sewing, cooking and wine; and used her considerable skills to improve the life experiences of many Rehoboth residents.

She is survived by her brother Gilbert R. Larrabee; her loving children, Roger H. Proulx of CA, Stephanie (Proulx) Renda and her husband Matthew of NH, and Gregory D. Abrams and his companion, Lorraine Tessier; three stepsons, Bruce, Alan, and Gary Dyer; fifteen grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her stepson, Stephen Dyer, brother Glenn R. Larrabee, and sister Barbara J. Pontes.

Visiting hours will be held Sunday, August 5, 2018 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM and her Funeral Service will be held Monday, August 6, 2018 at 11:00 AM in the Waring-Sullivan Funeral Home, 189 Gardners Neck Rd, Swansea. Burial to follow at Rhode Island Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Exeter, RI.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her honor may be made to the Rehoboth Food Pantry and Fuel Assistance, at 51 Winthrop Street, Unit 2, Rehoboth MA 02769, at the rear of the building. Or by reaching out to or For tributes or directions, go to


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