Betty J. Baylis

Betty J. Baylis

AGE: 74 • Fords

Betty J. Baylis, 74, of Fords passed peacefully at her daughter's home surrounded with the love of her family at her side on Tuesday, November 26, 2013. Betty was born in Perth Amboy, raised in Avenel, and has resided in Fords over 50 years.

Betty retired at the age of 68 after being employed for over 18 years in the customer service department with Jefferson Associates in Edison, NJ. Prior to that, she had been employed as the office manager for Star Fitness in Hightstown, NJ. Betty began her working career at a very young age with Maher's Sugar Bowl, the family business in Avenel, NJ.

Betty was an active member of the YMCA in Woodbridge, NJ where she enjoyed Wii Bowling, aerobics, and socializing with her friends. Betty enjoyed crabbing, decorating for the holidays, cooking, and was especially noted for her special dishes: including her famous baked beans, meatballs, kugel, and ambrosia. She loved her beach house in Ocean Gate, going to Atlantic City, and attending concerts in the park.

She was predeceased by her husband "Buster" who died in 1994. She leaves behind her son, Joseph D. Baylis and his wife Jane, of Hightstown, her two daughters, Betty Ann Kaczorowski of Fairless Hills, PA., and Debbie Gibilisco and her husband, Ben, of Fords, her four grandchildren, Keith and Jayme Elizabeth Kaczorowski and Angel and Ben Gibilisco, Jr. and his wife Dana. In addition, she leaves behind her sister, Ann Horning of Avenel, her beloved "best friend" and "faithful companion" Roxy, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, December 2, 2013 at 10 am from the Flynn & son Funeral Home, 23 Ford Ave. Fords, NJ 08863 followed by a 10:30 am Funeral Liturgy at Our Lady of Peace Church, Fords, Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Rahway. Visitation will be on Sunday, December 1, 2013, from 3 to 7 pm at the funeral home. For directions or tot send a message of condolence please visit our website at:

Funeral Home

Flynn and Son Funeral Home
23 Ford Ave  Fords, NJ 08863
(732) 826-0358

Published in Home News Tribune on Nov. 29, 2013