Betty (Tibbetts) Glidden

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Betty T. Glidden
1934 - 2017
PALERMO - Betty T. Glidden, 83, of Palermo, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, at Gray Birch Nursing Home in Augusta. Betty was born in Palermo on Nov. 25, 1934, the daughter of John and Harriet Tibbetts.
She attended high school in Bingham and then went on to the Maine State Teachers College in Farmington, now known as University of Maine - Farmington. She married Howard E. Glidden of Vassalboro in 1957 and together they had four children.
Betty lived most of her life in Palermo and raised her family there. She was involved in 4H and was a long time member of the Grange and the Sheepscot Pond Fish and Game Assoc. Betty was best known as a teacher and principal at the Palermo Consolidated School. She touched the lives of many during her time as a teacher and taught in Palermo for over 30 years, even teaching all four of her children. She was an overseer of the poor and town health officer for a short time.
Along with her husband, Howard, she enjoyed gardening, working in her greenhouse, and selling vegetables to local residents and summer visitors on Sheepscot Pond. After her retirement from teaching, Betty and Howard traveled to Hawaii, Alaska, The Panama Canal, Costa Rica, England, Scotland, and Ireland. She enjoyed spending Tuesday afternoons with friends playing cards. Most of all, she loved being a grandmother and great grammie.
Betty was predeceased by her husband Howard; her parents John and Harriet; and her sisters Frances T. Lenfest, Carolyn T. Ballantyne, and Sylvia Tibbetts.
Betty is survived by her son Rodny Glidden and his wife Jane of Palermo, her daughter Rebecca Glidden and her life partner Tom LaFreniere of Freedom, her daughter Patricia Glidden of China, her daughter Susan Leary and her husband Frank of Palermo; her grandchildren Zachary Glidden and his wife Kathryn of Enfield, Aaron Glidden and his girlfriend Angela Connors of Palermo, Samuel Glidden and his wife Elena of Raymond, Elizabeth Glidden, Paige Leary, Kelby Leary all of Palermo, Braden Maillet and Cameron Maillet of China, Ben Lafreniere and his wife Brittany of Sidney; and her great-grandchildren Kaylene, Adalyn and Nash Glidden of Palermo, Maxwell and James Glidden of Raymond, Camille Glidden of Enfield, and Mallary and Ben Hanke of Palermo; her sisters Elsie T. Adams of Palermo, Beryl T. Glidden of Vassalboro, Marcia T. Taber of New York, a brother-in-law Roger Glidden of Palermo; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life is planned for Saturday, Jan. 13, at the Palermo Consolidated School at 1 p.m. Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast. Memories and condolences may be shared at

In lieu of flowers, please send
donations to the:
Betty Glidden Scholarship Fund
c/o the Palermo
Consolidated School
501 ME-3
Palermo, ME 04354

Funeral Home
Riposta Funeral Home
182 Waldo Ave
Belfast, ME 04915
(207) 338-9191
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Published in Central Maine on Jan. 4, 2018