Marianne Bette, M.D.
Marianne Bette is a Family Physician in Southbury, Connecticut, the town where she was born and raised. She is also a clinical professor at the medical schools of the University of Connecticut, Quinnipiac University and the University of Vermont.
She went to Loyola University in Chicago, and attended medical school at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. For 18 years she lived and worked in the “high desert” of Palmdale and Lancaster, CA, before moving back to Southbury 17 years ago.
Marianne has three daughters that she’s very proud of.
The oldest, her step-daughter Sarah, lives in California with her three children and her husband, who is a chef.
Her daughter, Caitlin, is in her last year of UConn medical school and is going into Family Practice.
Justine, the youngest, is in her third year of college at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, NC, and is studying to become an equine-facilitated psychotherapist.
While Marianne never anticipated becoming an author, as many writers know, sometimes there’s a story that just won’t let you go until it’s written. When Marianne’s husband, Thom, asked her to write this book, she never thought she would. Twelve years later, it is finally seeing the light of day.
Her hope is that, in reading it, you reconnect to the people and ideals that are most important to you in living a fulfilling life.
Living with a Dead Man: A Story of Love
by Marianne Bette, M.D.
Sitting in an oncologist’s waiting room is one of life’s more sobering experiences. The first thing that hit her was that she was there, not as a doctor, but as a cancer patient’s wife. It didn’t matter that Marianne was a family practitioner, or that her husband, Thom, was a death and dying therapist. Cancer, and all that went with it, had found them.