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Betty M. Altenfelder

December 28, 2014

Betty M. Altenfelder

Betty M. Altenfelder, 87, Calhoun Rd., Clayton passed away at her home on Sunday, December 28, 2014.

A graveside service will be held at St. Mary's Cemetery, Clayton on Friday, January 2, 2015, at 10AM with Rev. Arthur LaBaff, pastor of St. Mary's Church, officiating. There will be no calling hours and arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton.

Betty was born in Watertown on January 29, 1927, the daughter of George and Rose Flynn Calhoun. She graduated from Clayton High School in 1945 and attended the University of Miami in FL.

On October 5, 1957 she married Hermann R. "Hermi" Altenfelder at St. Mary's Church in Clayton and he died September 1, 2011.

She worked for the Clayton Manufacturing Co. until her parents' deaths in 1959 and 1960. Betty and her husband took over Cal's Cottages in Clayton after their deaths, which they co-owned and operated for many years. The couple spent winters in Crested Butte, CO, where she was a lift operator at Mt. Crested Butte Ski Resort and then became a hostess at the Nordic Inn. Since 2008 they wintered in FL and she continued to after his death. The couple enjoyed travelling around the US and in Europe and she was a communicant of St. Mary's Church.

She is survived by her daughter and her husband, Lori and Edward Loy, Clayton; son, Marcel Altenfelder, Alexandria Bay; son-in-law, John Loy, Clayton; and grandson, Nicholas Andress, Clayton. Besides her husband, she was predeceased by her son, Hermann "Hermi" Altenfelder, Jr., May 13, 2001, and daughter, Heidi Loy, October 27, 2011.

Donations in her name may be made to either St. Mary's Church, 521 James St. or TIERS, PO Box 524, both in Clayton, NY 13624. Online condolences to her family may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#10 Suzette Gainous 2015-02-05 15:23
Dear Marcel and Lori,
We are saddened to hear of your Mom's passing. Her beautiful smile, contagious laughter and generous spirit will always be remembered and treasured. She was truly a beautiful woman inside and out. We are blessed to have known her. Her life was one that was truly lived and enjoyed to the fullest. Love and Hugs to you both.
Suzette and Neil
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#9 Bernie & Karen Volpi 2015-01-15 13:00
So sorry to hear about your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Bernie, Karen and Ben
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#8 Bob and Sharon Nitz 2015-01-01 20:05
Your Mom was a classy lady and will be missed, so sorry for your loss.
Bob and Sharon
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#7 Marty Pikarsky 2014-12-31 20:50
Marcel and Lori,
I'm very sorry to hear about your Mom. She was a very Classy Lady and I will always remember her as my second mom from my younger years growing up at the cottages. May she rest in peace.

Marty Pikarsky
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#6 John Massey 2014-12-31 12:19
My heart is broken to have heard about the death of betty. She meant a lot to me and I will miss her dearly. I know her loving husband and son and daughter will comfort her now. May she rest in peace. Betty I will Miss you so much!! :(
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#5 Teri Taitt 2014-12-31 09:26
We are so sorry for the loss of your mother Marcel, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. God Bless you Mrs. Altenfelder and may you R.I.P.
With Love From The Taitt Family....
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#4 Lou & Rose Montante 2014-12-31 07:39
Our heartfelt sympathy for your loss. Betty will be
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#3 Jackie Pratt 2014-12-30 15:43
We are so very sorry for your loss. May your memories help you through this very hard times. Prayers for your whole family.
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#2 Rick Raymond 2014-12-30 14:25
Betty will be deeply missed by all that knew her.
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#1 Lisa seymour 2014-12-30 12:21
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. You have lost a lot of your family in the last several years. And I'm feeling a loss of words for your sorrow. Love, thoughts and prayers for Marcel and Lori. And extending family. ♡♡
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