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PAWTUCKET- Elizabeth M. "Betty" Diggett 81 of Brook Court, Pawtucket, died Friday, February 24, 2012. She was the wife of the late Ronald C. Diggett Sr.
Mrs. Diggett was born in Stonington CT, the daughter of the late Orrin and Elizabeth (Needham) Spencer.
She was a Bus Monitor for the City of Pawtucket for many years, working until she was 80 years old. Betty had the amazing ability to make all those she met feel as if they were a part of her family and belonged to her.
Mrs. Diggett is survived by her children, Ronald C. Diggett Jr. and his wife Mavis of Ozark Missouri, Colleen Harwood and her husband Richard of Norwich Ct, and Bruce W. Diggett of Overland Park, Kansas and his former wife Dianne Diggett of Pawtucket. She also leaves her sister Kathleen Handley of Pawcatuk CT and her grandchildren, Amy Demelo, Ronald C. Diggett III, Brian Diggett, Leanne Diggett, and Bethany Diggett and her three great grandchildren, Aiden Demelo, Addison Demelo and Ian Demelo.
The funeral for Mrs. Diggett will be Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. from the MANNING-HEFFERN FUNERAL HOME, 68 Broadway, Pawtucket. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Teresa's Church, 358 Newport Avenue, Pawtucket at 10:00 a.m. Her burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Daysville CT. The calling hours for Mrs. Diggett will be Tuesday 4-7 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Make a Wish Foundation, 1010 Warwick Avenue Warwick RI in Betty's memory. For online condolences please visit