Mary E. “Betty” Bechard


Mary E. “Betty” Bechard, 89, died May 29, 2021, in Ellsworth. She was born in Freedom, May 4, 1932, the daughter of Roland and Margaret (Weed) Williams.

Betty was a graduate of Waterville High School, Class of 1951. She worked as a bookkeeper for many years and retired from Dead River Co., Bar Harbor. She was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Bar Harbor.

Betty is survived by her daughter, Susan Porter, and spouse Rock of Ellsworth; son, Ted Bechard, and spouse Andrea of Somerset, Calif.; grandsons, Charlie and Jared Porter; godchild, Lois Van Aken of Ashland, Ore., and a great-grandson due in August; sisters-in-law; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 61 years, Emile J. Bechard; and daughter, Jennifer Bechard.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m., June 19, 2021, at Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Bar Harbor.

Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin St., Ellsworth. Condolences may be expressed at

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