Martha Bettencourt
Martha Bettencourt

Obituary of Martha Anne Bettencourt

Martha Anne Bettencourt (Gerroir), 78 of Poughkeepsie, NY passed away on August 24th 2018 at Vassar Brothers Hospital in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Visitation will be held at the Timothy P Doyle Funeral Home 371 Hooker Avenue in Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 on Wednesday, August 29th2018 from 5pm-8pm. Martha’s ashes will be scattered in her beloved Harpswell, Maine at a future date with her family. Timothy P Doyle Funeral Home will be handling the funeral arrangements.

Martha Bettencourt was born in Somerville, Massachusetts to Ernest Gerroir and Alice Carboneau Gerroir on May 28th 1940. She went to high school at Saint Clement High School in Medford, Massachusetts. She attended Suffolk University in Boston, earned a BS in Science and went on to teach Science at Farmington High School in New Hampshire. Later in life, Martha earned her MBA from Marist College and went into Business Management in Poughkeepsie NY.

Martha will be remembered for her intense love of her family, respected for her kindness and compassion, and admired for her strength.

Martha is survived by her husband of 55 years, Joseph Bettencourt of Poughkeepsie, NY. Her children, Theresa Bettencourt, Joseph (Jay) Bettencourt and his wife Heather Bettencourt, James Bettencourt and his fiancée Tracy Holmes, her grandchildren, Michael Doscher and his wife Laura, Jessica Herron and her husband Christopher, Sierra Pratts, Kayleigh Bettencourt and Kyren Bettencourt, and her great grandchildren, Carter Herron, Benjamin Herron, Jackson Herron and Stella Doscher.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to CARE ( The family wishes to extend their gratitude to all the professionals of the Hudson Valley Cancer Center and Vassar Brother’s Hospital who took such good care of Martha, and offered such kindness to her and her family through her illness and difficult time.