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Betty Jane Maracle

August 6, 2022

Betty Jane MaracleBetty Jane Navarra Maracle, 72, of Watertown passed away Saturday morning, August 6, 2022, at Hospice of Jefferson County, surrounded by her family.

Betty Jane was born in Watertown November 29, 1949, daughter of Dominick and Stella E. Robare Navarra. She was a 1968 graduate of Watertown High School and BOCES.

On August 23, 1969 she married Robert H. "Skip" Maracle at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church with Rev. Benoit C. Dostie officiating.

She was a computer programmer for the Watertown City School District for 20 years. Betty Jane was a communicant of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church and a member of the Avon Club. She enjoyed aerobics, bowling, softball, and was a Yankees fan. She also enjoyed swimming in their pool, tanning, and traveling. She was an avid pet lover, especially dogs and cats, including currently Jeter, Casey, and Miss Kitty and will be remembered for her great sense of humor.

Along with her husband, Skip, she is survived by two sisters Frances Marie Kenney and husband Lawrence K. "Larry", W. Yarmouth, MA and Carmella J. Morley and husband George, Glen Park; two sisters-in-law Haruko "Chika" Navarra, Henrietta and Susan Bell and husband Randy, Watertown; brother-in-law Michael Maracle, Glen Park; and seven nieces and nephews, Sue Kenney, husband Chris and their daughter Erica Grace, Chris Navarra, Tina Navarra, Chip Kenney, Michael Navarra and wife Irene, Joseph Navarra and wife Terri, and Jamie Bell; and cousins. Along with her parents, Betty Jane was predeceased by her brother Joseph C. Navarra, November 27, 1981.

Calling hours will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown on Thursday, August 11, from 3 - 7 PM. A prayer service will be at the funeral home on Friday, August 12, at 9:15 AM followed by the funeral mass celebrated at 10 AM at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Online condolences to her family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers donations in her name may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601.


#16 Bob Webb 2022-08-11 18:25
Skip and Family,
Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss.. May the memories you shared bring comfort to you during this difficult time.
Bob Webb.
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#15 Joan Randall 2022-08-10 15:34
Sorry to hear about Betty Jane’s passing. She was a great and kind woman. God bless you Skip. You were always there taking care of her. RIP sweet angel.
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#14 Mike & Irene Navarra 2022-08-09 21:14
Dearest Aunt BJ, we are all saddened by your passing, but our hearts are at peace now that your spirit had crossed over the rainbow. Grandfather and Grandmother have been preparing for your arrival so that you too can dwell in the house of the Lord for the rest of eternity.
Irene and I will cherish having you in our lives and the memories we shared. We love you and Uncle Skip and will miss you, always….RIP.
“We Will Hold You In Our Heart, Until We can Hold You Again In Heaven.”
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#13 Roland Janacek 2022-08-09 20:58
What a blessing she has been to our family! You’re in our thoughts and prayers, Skip.
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#12 Marcia Zehr Kall 2022-08-09 20:39
Deepest sympathies from the Zehr family. May your memories sustain you during this sad time.
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#11 Julie Uscio 2022-08-09 12:49
So sorry to hear of Betty's passing. She was a lovely woman. I am so glad I got to work with her and her mom as long as I did. Will miss her dearly.
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#10 Susan Pepe 2022-08-09 12:17
My deepest sympathy goes out to you all for your loss. May the memories of the love you shared give you peace.
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#9 tony soluri 2022-08-09 12:02
Our prays are with her and the family .SO sorry for your loss . Tony & Mary Soluri .
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#8 Lauren Zimmerman 2022-08-08 18:49
I have nothing but fond memories of Aunt Betty Jane, especially the annual 4th of July parties. She was always so kind and welcoming. I'm glad I got to have one more visit with her before she passed. May she rest in peace.
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#7 Betty Humiston 2022-08-08 17:53
I am so sorry to hear of Betty Jane's passing. I was a neighbor of her parents on LeRay St. many years ago. I babysat Chris and Tina also. I haven't seen her in many years but her smile and laugh were just like her Moms. Thinking of the family.
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