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Betty M. Dyett, 90, Former Resident Of White Plains

Betty M. Dyett
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WOODBRIDGE, Conn. - Betty M. Dyett of Woodbridge, formerly of White Plains, N.Y., died Dec. 9. She was 90.

Dyett, also known as Nannie, was born Nov. 15, 1924, to Sidney and Elva Johnston, in Worcester, Mass. After completing her secondary education, she enrolled at Mercy School of Nursing in Pennsylvania. After marriage she settled with her husband in White Plains, N.Y. She was a member of Grace Episcopal Church in White Plains, N.Y., for more than 40 years. Upon moving to Woodbridge, in 2003, she attended Trinity Church on the Green in New Haven. She was a life member of Jack & Jill of America, Inc., and a charter member of the Greater Hudson Valley Chapter of The Links, Inc. She was a founder of the annual Mashpee Invitational Tennis Tournament in Mashpee, Mass.

Dyett is survived by her children, Laura Hamilton (Anthony Tavernia) of Mt. Vernon, N.Y., Dr. Deborah Desir (Dr. Gary Desir) of Woodbridge, Sharyn Dyett of Woodbridge, Benjamin I. Dyett, Jr. (Rosemarie Ryan) of Brooklyn, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Pauline Pharr of White Plains, N.Y.; brother, Edward Johnston of Worcester, Mass.; many nieces, nephews; friends; and relatives. She was predeceased by her parents; and husband, Dr. Benjamin Ivan Dyett.

Calling hours are at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 12 at Trinity Church on the Green, 230 Temple St., New Haven. The funeral will be held immediately following the viewing at 11 a.m. Interment will take place in N.Y.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity Church on the Green, Attn: Homeless Services.

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