DIXFIELD — Bettina M. (Chiaravalloti) Hebert Martin, 73, of Dixfield died Sunday, Jan. 9, at her home of natural causes.

She was born Nov. 1, 1937, in Livermore Falls, the eldest daughter of Antonio M. and Mary C. (Lavorgna) Chiaravalloti. She graduated valedictorian from Wilton Academy and attended Husson College.

During her many varied careers, she was an administrative assistant for SAD 21. She owned and operated Klassy Kids, a children’s boutique in Farmington and later served as Farmington Town Treasurer until her retirement. She was elected Selectwoman to the town of Dixfield and served as board chairwoman for her last two terms.

Bettina was an astute business woman who enjoyed serving the community through local government. She was a strong supporter of the Dirigo High School sports programs. She devoted her life to her children and grandchildren and proudly followed their accomplishments throughout her retirement. As matriarch of the family, she exemplified independence, self-motivation, achievements through strong work ethics and family loyalty.

Bettina was an opinionated politician who, although often controversial, remained true to her roots and loyal to the towns she served.

She is survived by her children and their families, Anne M. Hebert, M.D., and her husband, John P. Cooke, of West Kingston, R.I., Deborah Stemle and her husband, Eric and their son, Adam Stemle of Acworth, Ga., Richard Hebert and his companion, Heidi Magons and his children, Michelle, Elizabeth, Marie and Joseph Hebert of Dixfield, John Hebert and his wife, Sandra and their daughter, Jane Hebert, of Dixfield and Don Hebert and his wife, Colleen and their children, Benjamin, Margaret Anne and Maxwell Hebert of Hillsborough, N.C.; her siblings, Donna Cialfi and her husband, Gary, of Armonk, N.Y., Antoinette Lilienthal and her husband, Frank, of Jonesport and Frank Chiaravalloti and his wife, Deborah, of Newburyport, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents.

The family would like to thank Dr. Rick Marden, Dr. John Hoppersted, Dr. Nicolette Erickson and the exceptional nursing staff at Rumford Hospital for their unending supportive care.

Tributes and condolences may be shared with her family at www.wilesrc.com. A video tribute may also be viewed at this website.

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