With great sadness, we announce the passing of Elizabeth “Betty” Gomes, 89, of Plantation, FL, on October 18, 2021. She was born on August 7, 1932, to Manuel and Nellie Amaral of Stonington, CT. Betty is preceded in death by her husband and childhood sweetheart, Ricardo “Dick” Gomes. Married on June 17, 1961, in Stonington and relocated in 1973 to Plantation, Florida. Betty is survived by her children, Ellen Gomes of Plantation, FL, Melissa (Herman Barlow II) Gomes of Lawrenceville, GA, Rick (Jose Martinez) Gomes of New York, NY, Maureen (Scott) Smith of San Rafael, CA; her grandchildren, Melody Glenn, Herman Barlow III, Liam Smith, Coleen Smith; her great-grandchild Madelyn Glenn, and many nieces and nephews. Betty was an active member and Eucharistic Minister at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church in Plantation. For over 20 years, Betty worked in Platinum Card Customer Service at American Express in Plantation. Before that, she worked in the Contract Department at the Naval Submarine Base in New London, CT. A mass will take place at St. Gregory The Great Catholic Church located at 200 N. University Drive Plantation, FL, on Saturday, December 4, 2021, at 9:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.