Betty Akmentin Berard 1949-2023
Updated: Sep 1
Betty Akmentin Berard, 74, of Springfield, MA, passed away on August 26, 2023, in the company of her loved ones. She is predeceased by her father Cyril and mother Betty Akmentin of Glastonbury, CT. She is survived by her sisters Ann Baron and Susan Akmentin, daughters Felicia and Theresa Berard, grandchildren Wislandi DeLeon III, Rehmannia Deleon and Marcelino Deleon, and long time friend John Goonan.
Betty, a talented artist, enjoyed many forms of art making, from doodling on scraps of paper to commissioned house drawings for the historical society. She was endlessly curious and could spend hours reading about medicinal herbs. She loved music and when she wasn't playing the piano she was most likely dancing to a mix of traditional Irish songs, Gypsy Kings or the Beach Boys to name a few, or singing karaoke with friends.
The family asks that donations be made in memory of Betty Berard to the Sierra Club Foundation. There will be a Celebration of Life at The John Boyle O'REILLY Club:
33 Progress Ave, Springfield MA - Thursday, September 7, 2023 - 5:00 pm until ???. There will be food and refreshments.
Williamsburg Funeral Home has been entrust with her cremation.
A Mass Intention will be held on Sunday, September 24, 2023 at the 4pm Mass at
St. Michael's Cathedral, 260 State St