Elizabeth "Betty" J. Dempsey-Loid, age 64, of 9th Street, Watkins Glen, passed away suddenly at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center in Elmira on Sunday, July 31, 2011.
Betty was born in Montour Falls on February 19, 1947, the daughter of the late Master Sergeant Walter H. Dempsey and Virginia Barile. She was a member of the 1965 graduating Class at Watkins Glen High School. Betty had attended the Utica School of Commerce and spent many years working at Cornell University in Ithaca. Betty was a proud and loving Mother and Grandmother. She cherished her only daughter and her four grandchildren from the bottom of her heart. Betty was an avid collector and had a fascination with hummingbirds, as well as a deep passion for Lancaster, Pennsylvania and the Amish community.
Betty is survived by her daughter, Tiffany (William) Hill; grandchildren, Ashlee Janet, Torie Elizabeth, Travis William, and Jarett Nathaniel Hill; sister, Kathleen Dempsey; step-brother, Joseph (Rita) DeDominick, Jr; very special niece, Rebecca (Dr. Maxwell) Lutomske-Mayeaux, very special nephew, Joseph (Nikki Holden) Lutomske III; great nieces, Zoe and Gia Lutomske; aunt, Barbara (Jim) Spena; and her beloved pets, Sammy and Hanna Jo. In addition to her parents, Betty was pre-deceased by her step-father, Joseph DeDominick.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 9 am on Saturday, August 6th, 2011 at St. Mary's of the Lake Church, 905 Decatur St., Watkins Glen, NY with Father Paul Bonacci, celebrant. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made, in her name, to the Humane Society of Schuyler County, 2386 CR10, Alpine, NY 14805 or to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Arrangements under the direction of Haughy Wood Funeral Home, Watkins Glen, NY.