Bette Eaton Montaperto, 79, of Morehead City, passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at the Crystal Coast Hospice House.
Bette was born in Tenafly, New Jersey, to Charles and Barbara Eaton on May 15, 1941. The family later moved to Ridgewood, NJ where Bette attended Ridgewood HS. She received a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from Wheelock College in Boston. In November 1988, she and Ronald Montaperto were married in Springfield, VA. While living in Springfield, Bette served as co-director of a pre-school and daycare center. Under her leadership, that school was the first to receive National Accreditation. She was a dedicated and highly effective teacher of young children, many of whom she corresponded with on a regular basis after leaving. Many adults today remember “Miss Bette” with admiration and deep affection. Bette was a joyful person who communicated enthusiastically with her many friends. She had an ability to develop deep connections with those whom she met. Deeply religious, she saw her relationships with others as an expression of her love for God. In 2004, Bette and Ron found their way to Morehead City. Bette immediately became involved with local charitable work, especially with the Meals on Wheels Program which she co-directed. This work introduced her to the many facets of life in Carteret County. Over the years she developed a network of friends whom she helped financially, emotionally and spiritually. As with her young students, many local people remember her with fondness and gratitude.
Bette was an intensely spiritual person who’s love for God was simultaneously simple and yet profound. She was an active member of All Saints Anglican Church and always said yes and
voluntarily assumed a wide variety of tasks. Her keen sense of humor enabled her to approach challenges with a light touch.
Bette’s major priority focused on her marriage to Ron. Which resulted in a 32-year relationship of love and devotion. She taught Ron the importance of compromise, commitments and
patience. They always had each other’s backs.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, February 12, 2021 at All Saints Anglican Church with Revs. John Grayson, King Cole and David Linka officiating.
Bette is survived by her husband, Ron Montaperto, sister Nancy Goff, (Denver, CO) brother, Larry Eaton (Palm Beach, FL), daughters, Jennifer Adams (Daytona Beach, FL) and Nancy
Bowman (Winston-Salem, NC) sons, David Montaperto (Denver, CO) and Mark Montaperto and his wife Julie (Charlotte, NC). Grandchildren, Nick, Emilie, Kyle, Rion and Great-Grandson,
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the following: Crystal Coast Hospice House, PO Box 640, Newport, NC 28570 or Hush Puppy Haven PO Box 7232 Daytona Beach, FL 32116.
Condolences and life tributes may be sent to the family at www.noebrooks.net.
Arrangements by Noe-Brooks Funeral Home, Morehead City, NC.
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