Elizabeth J. (Andrews) Romig

August 30, 2020

Elizabeth J. (Andrews) Romig

Elizabeth Jean (Andrews) Romig – of North Reading , August 30th at the age of sixty-seven. Beloved wife of Christopher A. Romig. Cherished mother of Stephanie Gangi, and her husband Matthew of Woburn. Dear sister of Linda Andrews, Linden Andrews, Cindy Andrews all of NH, and Lisa Burkett of MA; loved niece of James and Carol Andrews and Veronica and Bob Hayes. Devoted friend of Pam Craig, Pam O’Brien both of NH and the late Cynthia Hasey. Relatives and friends are invited to briefly pay their respects on Thursday, September 3rd from 2-4 P.M. at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. All attending are asked to enter through the front door of the funeral home and exit through the back door. Masks MUST be worn at all times, along with strict adherence to social distancing. A Funeral Mass will be held at Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 1155 Main Street, Wakefield on Friday at 11 A.M. followed by interment in Calvary Cemetery, Winchester. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Elizabeth’s memory to Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452.

Elizabeth Jean (Andrews) Romig passed away at her home with her husband and daughter by her side on Sunday, August 30th.  The beloved wife of Christopher A. Romig, she was sixty-seven years of age.

Born in Revere, she was the daughter of the late Linden Andrews and Grace (Frenette) Hofman.  The oldest of five children, she moved to Medford at an early age with her family, followed by Melrose, and there she was educated and was a graduate of Melrose High School along with the Class of 1969.  Elizabeth had a great thirst for knowledge and continued on with her education at Boston College as a math major, and continually took courses throughout her life.

Elizabeth and Christopher fell in love and were married in 1980.  They were then blessed with daughter Stephanie in 1984.  Elizabeth and Stephanie were as close as a mother and daughter could be, and had shared a multitude of wonderful times throughout the years.  Among their many milestones, Elizabeth and Christopher celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary this year, and several years ago were thrilled to welcome their son-in-law, Matthew Gangi, to the family.

Elizabeth was skilled to be able to work in a number of fields, such as insurance at New England Life, real estate with several offices, office management at Cabot House Furniture, and helping others working at Winchester Hospital Lifeline. 

The family settled by a peaceful pond in North Reading where Elizabeth was an advocate for the community. She led the charge to bring electricity to their home and those of their neighbors as President of The Swan Pond Association, making contacts with political offices such as Ted Kennedy and delivering powerful speeches at town meetings.  Over the years Elizabeth enjoyed visiting with family and friends; playing both reading and word games; engaging in trivia contests, especially Jeopardy; playing guitar; and traveling to places like Boothbay Harbor, ME, Lago Maggiore in Italy, and Amsterdam, among others.  Elizabeth had many pastimes that made for a full life.

A positive and caring woman, Elizabeth loved her family and friends, for whom she would do anything.  Indeed, she inspired love and laughter in others.  She was also comforted by her faith, which she had throughout her life.  The last several years had been difficult for Elizabeth as a result of her health, but she continued to live in hope. She was loved beyond measure and her light will be missed immeasurably by those who were lucky enough to know her.

Elizabeth was the beloved wife of Christopher A. Romig. Cherished mother of Stephanie Gangi and her husband Matthew of Woburn. Dear sister of Linda Andrews, Linden Andrews, Cindy Andrews all of NH, and Lisa Burkett of MA; loved niece of James and Carol Andrews and Veronica and Bob Hayes, as well as aunt to caring nieces and nephews. Bette was also a devoted friend of Pam Craig, Pam O’Brien both of NH and the late Cynthia Hasey.

Relatives and friends are invited to briefly pay their respects on Thursday, September 3rd from 2-4 P.M. at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. All attending are asked to enter through the front door of the funeral home and exit through the back door. Masks MUST be worn at all times, along with strict adherence to social distancing. A Funeral Mass will be held at Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 1155 Main Street, Wakefield on Friday at 11 A.M. followed by interment in Calvary Cemetery, Winchester. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Elizabeth’s memory to Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452.

 

Relatives and friends are invited to briefly pay their respects on Thursday, September 3rd from 2-4 P.M. at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. All attending are asked to enter through the front door of the funeral home and exit through the back door. Masks MUST be worn at all times, along with strict adherence to social distancing. A Funeral Mass will be held at Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 1155 Main Street, Wakefield on Friday at 11 A.M. followed by interment in Calvary Cemetery, Winchester. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Elizabeth’s memory to Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452.

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  1. Jennifer Gilligan

    Dear Stephanie and Matthew,
    From the 2 short visits I had with your Mom, Her sweet nature was obvious, now I see where yours comes from Steph! You are great daughter, the amazing care and dedication you give to both your parents is inspiring! Your Mom was SO proud of you and loved you so much! Glad she is out of that body she was stuck in and is now out of pain and free to watch over you! XOXOXOXO, Jenn

  2. Michele (Brown) Krasinski

    Stephanie,
    So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Sending you all strength during this difficult time.

  3. My heart goes out to all Betty’s family. Cindy spoke of her all the time and loved her very much. My hope is they are once again close friends in Heaven.
    Wendy Tucker in Kentucky
    (Cindy Hasey’s sister)

  4. Dearest Matthew & Stephanie,

    Your beautiful mother has taken her road to peace. The endurance of pain and suffering was not an easy journey.
    My sincere heartfelt condolences to you and your families.

  5. Jodi (Kelly) Crisera

    So glad I got to see you, just before the CODID-19. Hoped we’d see each other again, soon!
    Knowing you’re no longer in pain, is comfort, remembering your positive attitude, no matter what was happening, is strength!💖💖💖

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