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Elizabeth V.M.D.

May 24, 1926 — March 22, 2018

OXFORD – Elizabeth F. “Betty” (Fortune) Trainor, V.M.D. , 91, of Lovett Road, died peacefully with her family by her side on Thursday, March 22, 2018.

Betty is survived by her children, Shawn W. Trainor and his wife Jodie of Abington, and Sharon E. Furmanick of Oxford; her best friend, Nancy Cowley of North Woodstock, CT; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and many nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her husband of 40 years, William J. “Bill” Trainor of Oxford who died in 1998. She was also predeceased by two brothers, three sisters, and her numerous four-legged friends.

She was born in Medford, MA, daughter of the late William J. and Helen (Hoar) Fortune, and lived in Oxford since 1967. She loved animals and received her V.M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Trainor was a veterinarian at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston, Abbott Animal Hospital in Worcester and then went into private practice as part of the family business. Betty and Bill were married in 1957, and it was joked to be as much a merger as it was a marriage, as he was a Professional Dog Handler. It was a match made in heaven as “Bill and Betty” made their living together doing what they loved most – traveling extensively working with dogs and educating others by sharing their passion for responsible breeding. Betty was an active educator, breeder and later became a show judge. She was diligently involved with numerous dog clubs including NESGA, Ladies Dog Club and several Portuguese Water Dog clubs and a member of St. Roch’s Church in Oxford, where she was a lector. She was always cheerful and a life-long learner who enjoyed her family, crafts and loved writing poetry.

Calling hours are Tuesday, March 27, 2018, from 5-8 p.m. at Paradis-Givner Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oxford. A funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, March 28 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Roch’s Church, 332 Main St., Oxford. Burial will be private at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Canine Health Foundation, P.O. Box 900061, Raleigh, NC 27675, or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452.

Calling Hours

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
05:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Paradis-Givner Funeral Home
357 Main Street
Oxford, MA 01540


Wednesday, March 28, 2018
10:30 AM

St. Roch's Church
332 Main Street
Oxford, MA 01540

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