Betty C. Fitzgerald

  • Born: January 10, 1928
  • Died: July 20, 2014
  • Location: Greig, New York

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143 Schuyler Street
Boonville, NY 13309
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Tribute & Message From The Family

Greig- Betty C. Fitzgerald, 86, a former resident of the hamlet of Greig, wife of the late Kenneth, passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Lewis County Extended Care Facility, Lowville, after a long illness. For many years Betty and her husband lived on Shibley Road in Shuetown, Town of Lyonsdale. She was born in Turin, on January 10, 1928, a daughter of Nathaniel and Jessie Sypher Galarneau. Betty grew up on the Galarneau homestead, near Turin and graduated from Turin Union School with the Class o 1945. For over 30 years, Mrs. Fitzgerald was employed as a clerk, and in the meat department before retiring as manager of the produce department at the Victory Market, Lyons Falls. On September 15, 1947, Betty was united in marriage with Kenneth Fitzgerald. Mr. Fitzgerald a retired carpenter, died in March 23, 2004. In 2005, she moved to her present home in Greig. She was a member of Turin United Methodist Church and had also attended the Greig United Methodist Church. Mrs. Fitzgerald greatly enjoyed quilting and feeding and watching birds. Betty is survived by two sons and one daughter in law, Martin David Fitzgerald and his wife, Debbie, Lyons Falls, Nathan Kenneth Fitzgerald and his companion, Jane Buyce, Keene, NY; three daughters, Darlene Eckerson and her companion, Niles Lehman, Croghan, Becky J. Murphy, Lorraine, NY, and Katie Lynn and companion, Jeremey Hill, Glenfield. She was predeceased by a daughter, Margaret E. Fitzgerald, on July 22, 1966. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren; one brother, Donald (Bonnie) Galarneau, New Berlin, NY, and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by four brothers, Leo Duane Galarneau, 2005, Bruce Galarneau, 1994, Cleon Galarneau, 1985 and Grant Galarneau, who died in 1944, in the Pacific Theater of WWII, and by four sisters, Bernice Hoffman, in 2008, Weneta Jones and Gwendolyn R. Whittlesey, both in 2005, and Leola Jackson, in 1979. Her Services will be Thursday at 11:00 A.M. at the Greig United Methodist Church, Greig Road, with interment at a later date in Turin Cemetery. Calling hours are Wednesday 4-8 p.m. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville. Memorial contributions may be made to Lewis County Humane Society P.O. Box 682 Lowville, NY 13367, or to Friends of Lewis County Hospice, Inc. P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Nate, I am so sorry about the passing of your Mom. My mother talks very fondly of her friendship with Betty. I always enjoyed seeing her at the store. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Posted by Susan Kraeger    August 04, 2014

sorry to hear of Aunt Betty's passing, she was very kind to me as a child.

Posted by Bonnie Galarneau Wilson    July 28, 2014

I first worked with Betty at Snow Ridge when I was a teenager and years later at the Great American. She was a fantastic person and we had many laughs. She made my daughter a beautiful baby quilt.
Great person I'll never forget. Thinking of you Katie and all your family.

Posted by Kathy Pfaff    July 25, 2014

John Bodnar
I grew up as a neighbor to Betty and Ken in my younger years and I always liked to stop at the house as I always felt welcome and I never remember going to the store when Betty was working that she would not give you a big smile and then have something nice to say.
I am sorry that I am out of town as I would have liked to attend the funeral.

Posted by John Bodnar    July 24, 2014

Bob and Sugar Jackson
We are so sorry to hear about Aunt Betty's passing. We are out of town and sorry that we can not be there for her funeral. I remember spending many happy days with her and my cousins as a child. It was a real joy talking to her at Aunt Skeets funeral and catching up on everyone. She will be missed by my whole family who have heard me tell the stories of my youth. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

Posted by Bob Jackson    July 24, 2014

Our deepest condolences to Betty's children. She was a true gem of a lady. Our thoughts are with you.
Jerry and Terri Britton

Posted by Jerry and Terri Britton    July 24, 2014

my condolences to the Galarneau family-also to dick jones-went to school with Cleon-Betty-Waneta-class 43.I remember Betty as a pretty friendly girl.

Posted by joseph carr    July 23, 2014

Rod & I are so sorry. Betty was such a kind person. Always a smile & good word for everyone. We know the last few years have been a trial for you all. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.

Posted by Lydia Hunziker Wojnowski    July 22, 2014

The Fitzgerald Family,our thoughts and prayers are with you. Betty always treated our family as one of her own.May she rest in a better place.

Posted by Ron&Barbara Hunziker    July 22, 2014

Katie, sorry for your loss.

Posted by Hunziker family    July 22, 2014

Dear Aunt Betty, so happy that you are now with Jesus and all your family members who went before ou. You were always the sweetest to me when I was a little girl. "Patsy" Galarneau ClarkPatsy

Posted by Patsy    July 22, 2014

I want to express my deepest sympathy and condolences for your loss.
There is a great void when a family losses the matriarch of a family. I pray you fined strength in family during this time of loss. you will all (Becky) be in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Dawn Buxton    July 22, 2014