Kathleen M. (Betzig) Mamalis of Tempe, AZ formerly of Lowell


Kathleen M. (Betzig) Mamalis, 93, of Tempe, AZ formerly of Lowell died Tuesday February 21, 2017 at Kopper Crest Manor in Mesa AZ.

She was married to the late George Mamalis, who died on April 15, 2004.

Born in Snohomish, WA, she was the daughter of the late Cornelius and Caroline Betzig. She graduated from Snohomish High School with the class of 1941 and attended classes at Boston University.

Kathleen worked as a secretary for Hanscom AFB and the Mitre Corporation.

She was a member of the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church of Lowell, the Eastern Star and the Open Arms Church in Scottsdale, AZ.

Kathleen was an avid reader and a lover of travel and sports. She enjoyed writing children’s books and suspense novels. Kathleen was full of life and a true friend to everyone.

She is survived by her sons, Andrew Mamalis of Overland Park KS, John Mamalis and his wife, Cheryl of Chelmsford, Lawrence Mamalis and his wife, Patti of Tempe, AZ, and Charles Mamalis of Plaistow, NH; daughter, Alethea “Lee” Hoch of Nashua, NH; brother, Robert Betzig of WA; sister, Theresa Posey and her husband, Harold of Jonestown, PA; seven grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and her beloved dog, Heidi.

She was the sister of the late Andrew Betzig, Arthur Betzig, Benjamin Betzig, Louise Praught and Irene Baisch.

Visiting hours Thursday, April 6, 2017 3 to 7 P.M. Funeral Friday, April 7, 2017  at 10:00 A.M. at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, MA with committal prayers at 11:00 A.M.in the Westlawn Cemetery, Lowell, MA. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in her name to the Merrimack Home Health & Hospice, 7 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.


April 6, 2017
3 P.M. - 7 P.M .
Dolan Funeral Home


April 7, 2017
10 A.M.
Dolan Funeral Home Westlawn Cemetery
  1. Sam cuz says:

    Your mom and my mom are together now

  2. Midge and Roger Landry says:

    I went to High School with Kathleen’s son John. My husband and I are so sorry for John and Cheryl’s loss, as well as all their family. Please be assured of our daily prayers during the month of April for Kathleen’s intention. With sorrow, Midge and Roger (Cluff) Landry

  3. Carol says:

    Love n prayerd

  4. Mary says:

    So Sorry about Mrs. Mamalis, we go way back to Hanscom AFB. I remember getting a ride to work with your parents for two days as my car was in the shop. My dad dropping me off to their house on Andover street and on the second day, Mr. Mamalis made me get out of the car in Billerica and I lived not far from them in Lowell. I asked can you just drop me off down the street a little closer my friend lives close to there. He said no you can get out here. LOL. I just couldn’t believe it. I said okay and they drove off. they were so nice. I always thought your mom was a nice person, I could never understand that. God bless them both May they rest in peace. I will never forget that even until this day (20) years later. I think of that on Andover street. No bad intended here, just funny story. Take care and may god bless you all through this very hard time. God Bless you all.

  5. Denise and Alan says:

    You are in our thoughts and prayers Lee. Losing a parents is so difficult, but she will always be with you. ❤️

  6. Sam lauri says:

    So sorry

  7. Carolyn Beaulieu says:

    Love is never lost in death…it is set free to envelope you and comfort you anywhere and anytime you need it. May you always feel it with you.

  8. Marie Blais says:

    Im so sorry for your loss , Your mom will always be with you .

  9. Marie Blais says:

    Im so sorry for your loss , Your mom will always be with you .

  10. Linda and Ted Gleason and family says:

    Aunt Kathleen we enjoyed your visit here in Texas when your great grandson graduated from the Airforce basic training. We love you and may you rest in peace.

  11. Patti (Bettzig) Cook says:

    Tom and I were so sorry to hear of Aunt Kathleen’s passing, and so grateful we were able to visit her and Larry a few years ago while in Scottsdale. My father Bob (Aunt Kathleen’s 91-year old brother), sister Larraine, brother Bob Jr. and I still have fond memories of your mom and dad visiting Snohomish before your father’s passing. We all loved the stories they shared with us of their interesting lives and writing hobbies. We also cherish our relationship with Andy. Our thoughts are with The Mamalis Family as you celebrate the life of your amazing mother.

  12. Alethea Hoch says:

    Missing you so much… I have so much to share with you. I know you are here all around me now.

    I love you. Rest now my sweet mother, my friend, my all….

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