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Elizabeth M. "Betty" Haley

June 5, 2018

Elizabeth M. "Betty" Haley, 97, of Watertown passed away Monday morning, June 4, 2018, at Hospice of Jefferson County.

Calling hours will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown on Wednesday, June 6, from 4 - 7PM. The funeral mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Church at 11AM on Thursday, June 7, with Rev. Steven Murray, pastor, presiding followed by burial in Glenwood Cemetery.

Betty was born in Watertown on November 2, 1920, daughter of Andrew and Florence Burns Joynt. She was a 1938 graduate of Watertown High School and was a National Honor Society member. On April 30, 1960 she married Paul R. Haley at St. Elizabeth Church, Elizabethtown with Rev. William H. Coffey officiating. Mr. Haley died March 8, 1997.

She joined Niagara Mohawk Power Corp and became executive secretary for the area general manager. Betty retired in 1981 after 40 years of service to the company. She was a communicant of Holy Family Church and a member of the Sisters of the Precious Blood Auxiliary. Betty was a member of the American Legion Post 61 Ladies Auxiliary, the Jefferson County Historical Society, and a former director of the Niagara Mohawk Power Corp Retirees. She was also a member of the Watertown Golf Club and was proud of getting a Hole in One on the 5th hole in 1956.

She is survived by her nieces and nephews, K. Andrew (Stephanie) Mider, Carthage, Stephanie J. Halferty, Watertown, Katherine B. (Joseph) Young, Glendale, AZ, Thomas S. (Bennett) Brett, Charlottesville, VA, and Joseph E. (Cori) Brett, Scottsdale, AZ. She is also survived by dear friends Roxie Akins, Black River and Peg Crandall Davis, Rochester. Betty was predeceased by her son, Paul R. Haley, Jr., who died in infancy, two brothers, Stephen A. and Francis J. Joynt, and three sisters, M. Lucille Mider, Florence B. Joynt, and Margaret K. Brett. A niece, Claire J. Hayes, also predeceased Betty.

Donations in her name may be made to a charity of your choice. Online condolences to Betty's family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#7 Christine Sears 2018-06-11 09:43
I grew up right next door to Betty and Paul. They were both wonderful family friends. Betty will be mmissed by so many people. She was loving and sweet. RIP Mrs.Haley.
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#6 Becky Heathcock 2018-06-10 02:26
My mom (Grace Condino Hiett) and Betty were good friends in high school. She lived next door to my Aunt Mella and Uncle John and my mom enjoyed visiting with her every summer when we came up from Little Rock, Arkansas. I remember how kind she was. Rest in Peace dear Betty.
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#5 Cary Bric k 2018-06-08 11:26
Steph and Andy--

Sincere condolences to both of you. May you find comfort in memories of happier days.
Cary & Janet Brick
Sugar Land, TX 77479
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#4 Kevan Houghmaster 2018-06-07 09:19
Andy and Stefanie: Sorry to hear about Betty. She was a a delight to take care of. She was definitely a challenge.
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#3 Nancy Lightcap 2018-06-06 17:16
I will miss saying hello to Betty when visiting my Mother in Watertown. She has always a delight to talk with and I enjoyed the challenge of figuring out the puzzle in the Watertown Times that Betty and my Mother did daily. She was a wonderful friend to our family and will be missed.
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#2 Sandra Haight 2018-06-06 00:17
I met Betty at bridge on Tuesdays at the Ramada Inn. What a great person and bidder. She was not afraid to bid high. Have missed her the past few years. RIP Betty.
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#1 Vinton Tarrant 2018-06-05 14:00
"Betty" was one of the first (and nicest) people I met when starting with Nimo in 1965. She will be missed!
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