Betsy H. Sacalis

December 15, 1924 - November 25, 2017
Betsy H. Sacalis

Betsy Harriet Sacalis, 92, passed away on November 25th, 2017. She was born on December 15th, 1924. She is preceded in death by her parents, Chrysa and Steve Sacalis.

She graduated from The Matthew Whaley School and thereafter attended the New England Music Conservatory where she studied singing. She was the previous owner of The Lafayette Restaurant. Betsy lived a long life filled with travel, music and laughter.

Left to cherish her memory is; sister, Mary Sacalis Mitchell; nieces, Lexi Mitchell (Tim Thyzel) and Allyson Mitchell Waterman (Tod); grandniece, Olivia Waterman; and grandnephews, Fasil Thyzel and Philip Waterman IV.

A visitation will be held at Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church on Thursday, November 30th 6-8pm with Trisagion Prayer at 7pm. The funeral service will be held on Friday, December 1st at 10:00am at the church, followed by interment at Williamsburg Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Saint Demetrios Orthodox Church.


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  • November 27, 2017
    JW says:
    Dear family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear loved one and send you my sincere condolences. May you find comfort from God's word at Revelation 21:3,4 and John 5:28,29. Heartfelt prayers are with you and your family.

  • November 30, 2017
    Duke Diggs says:
    Graduating ahead of my sister at Matthew Whaley, Betsy was a lifelong friend to me and my family. From our many family visits with her parents at The Williamsburg Restaurant (Across from Binns Store on Duke of Gloucester) as a child I remember the sights, sounds, great aromas and laughter at the restaurant. Betsy you will be missed!