Elizabeth (Betty) Brodney Feldman died on April 25 in Aventura, Fla. at the age of 93. She called her beloved Martha’s Vineyard home for the past 35 years.

Betty was born March 11, 1923 to Simon and Sarah Brodney of Chestnut Hill. She was one of seven children and cherished her parents, brothers, and sisters. She spent her elementary school years at the Edward Devotion School in Brookline and later studied at Girls’ Latin School in Boston. She graduated from Newton High School in Newton in 1940.

From there she attended Jackson College for Women, part of Tufts University, and graduated in 1944 with a Bachelor of Science. At her passing, Betty was the oldest Tufts alumna on Martha’s Vineyard. She majored in biochemistry and after graduation worked her first job at the Boston Dispensary, doing bacteriology during World War II. Next she worked at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the geology department, trying to take aluminum out of bauxite for the war effort.

Betty married Eli Feldman after he returned from the war in 1945. They moved to Oak Hill, and that is where they had two children: a son, Warren, born in 1947, and a daughter, Midge, born in 1950. They moved to West Newton and lived there for 33 years while spending summers at a home in Nantasket Beach and on a 28-foot red wooden Pembroke cabin cruiser.

As Betty was a lifelong learner, she returned to school and graduated Boston University in 1972 with a Master of Education. She was hired by the Boston Public Schools and worked as a guidance counselor for many years and then as the career education coordinator. She retired after 28 years and started a consulting business with a colleague and friend. That venture lasted for five more years until Betty finally retired, but she never stopped caring for people and helping them grow to the best of their abilities.

Her love for Martha’s Vineyard started in 1958 during a summer vacation with Eli, Warren, Midge, and Pam the German shepherd as they motored their way to Carpenter and Painter’s marina in Vineyard Haven harbor. The family would continue to return to the Vineyard for many more wonderful years of summer vacations.

Thirty-five years ago, Betty decided to buy her beloved home in Vineyard Haven and became an active contributor to the Tisbury Waterways Inc. (TWI), while at the same time becoming close friends with founding members. She felt that saving and protecting Vineyard waters, harbors, and marine life was of paramount importance, along with educating people regarding their stewardship. She and her friends were always involved with the TWI booth at the Tisbury Street Fair and they setting up an exhibit at the yearly Agricultural Fair. Betty joined the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center in 1991 and has been a longtime active member since.

Ultimately, Betty was mostly known for being a caring and supportive person to all. She will be missed by many. She is survived by her daughter Midge Jacobs, her son Warren Feldman and his wife Karen, her grandsons Andrew Jacobs and Neal Feldman and his wife Symara, her great-grandson Zachary Feldman, her nieces and their spouses: Dossy and Bob Lewin, Jeanne and David Goldner, Cynthia and Bernie Zucker, Eleanor and Fred Coe, Phyllis Brodny, and Rosie and Richard Feldheim, great-niece Amy Bruckman and her husband Pete Weimann, and her nephews and their spouses: Larry and Myra Brodney, David and Kathy Brodney, Richard and Rina Brodney, and Bob and Linda Brodney. Betty leaves behind many great nieces and nephews, her sister in law Edith Brodney, and countless dear friends from off and on Island and neighbors from her longtime Vineyard community.

As she was the youngest in her family, she is predeceased by all of her beloved siblings — Mac, Oscar, Ed, Fred, Sylvia, Norma — and their spouses, as well as her husband Eli and her nephew Robert Brodney.

A graveside funeral service was held at the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Cemetery in Vineyard Haven on Thursday, April 28.

Donations can be made in Betty’s memory to the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center, P.O. Box 692, 130 Center Street, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568.