Elizabeth (Betty Burns) Friday - August 11, 2015

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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 Friday-Hohman.

     Elizabeth graduated 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.

     Elizabeth lived 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.

     Elizabeth was 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.

     All services will be private at the convenience of the family.