Elizabeth Ann “Betty” (Quinn) Platten, 73, a lifelong resident of Springfield, died early Saturday morning, July 18, 2020 in the comfort of her home with her loving family at her side. She was born and educated in Springfield a daughter of the late James H. and Alice T. (Smith) Quinn and was a graduate of Cathedral High School Class of 1966 and STCC Class of 1968 where she earned her associate degree as a dental hygienist. Betty was employed with the former Forbes & Wallace, and Mass Mutual Insurance Company, and retired after twenty years in 2008 from the City of Springfield School Department where she was a para-professional serving the Boland Middle School, Brightwood Elementary School and the Indian Orchard Grammar School. She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church of East Springfield, served as the former president and Vice President of the Holy Name Bowling League, former coach of the East Springfield Athletic Association, and an avid Red Sox fan. Betty also had the gift of creating beautiful Afghans and her knitting and crocheting skills earned her the 1st place award for the Grangers as well as many cherished gifts for her family and friends and charities. Her most prized gift was the quality time she spent with her children and grandchildren as they were the centerpiece of her life. She is survived her loving husband of 52 years Charles A. Platten Jr., and leaves two loving children, John C. Platten of Springfield, and Kim M. Sullivan and her husband Scott of Portsmouth, RI; her daughter-in-law, Corrie Sutter; two brothers, Donald Quinn and his wife Joan of West Springfield and Paul Quinn and his wife Jean of East Longmeadow; two sisters, her twin, Mary Bargotti and her husband Louis, and Patricia Aldrich both of Springfield; her sister-in-law, Donna M. Platten of Springfield; 7 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents Betty was predeceased by her son, Jeff R. Platten in 2008 and her brother, James Quinn. Relatives and friends may call on Saturday morning, July 25th from 8:15 -10:15 AM at the Byron Keenan Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center, 1858 Allen St., followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM at Holy Name Church, 323 Dickinson St., with Rites of Committal to conclude at St. Michael’s Cemetery, all in Springfield.
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