DELMAR – Elizabeth
(Betty Burns) Friday, age 70, passed away peacefully at her home on
Tuesday, August 11, 2015. Born March 29, 1945, she was the daughter
of Mary and Howard Burns. Elizabeth was sister to Mary (Ross) Wolfe
and Kathy (Mike) DiNapoli. She was predeceased by her brother,
Robert Burns. She is survived by sisters-in-law Sue Friday, Diane
(Neal) Fisher and Cora Burns. Elizabeth was cherished mother to
Jeffrey and Lori (Kenny Hohman) and proud grandmother of Ellie
from R-C-S Central High School (1962) and SUNY Cobleskill (1964).
On September 3, 1966, she married her high school sweetheart, Chuck
Friday. Chuck devoted his life to Elizabeth and remained her
faithful partner for all of her days.
most of her life in Ravena, NY, where she enjoyed an active social
life. Favorite activities include cross-country skiing, quilting
and walking, but Elizabeth truly shined when she was amongst her
many friends notably Fran Mulligan and Mary Jane Persico. Most
enjoyable were the wine and cheese parties on South Clement Avenue,
card games and the time spent swimming and socializing at the Delmar
YMCA. She attended church services at St. Patrick’s, Ravena and St.
Thomas, Delmar. In her later years, Elizabeth’s greatest joy was
spending time with her granddaughter, Ellie.
diagnosed with Type I Diabetes at age 12. She was dedicated to
managing her health despite a life of daily challenges. In lieu of
flowers, please make memorial donations to the
Juvenile Diabetes Foundation at JDRF.org or by calling (800)
533-2873 or using the mailing address of JDRF, 26 Broadway, 14th
Floor, New York, NY 10004.
will be private at the convenience of the family.