Betty Englishby (1940 - 2012)

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Betty J. Englishby

HOPEWELL JUNCTION - -Betty J. Englishby, 72, a resident of Dutchess County since 1972 who most recently resided in Hopewell Junction and Melbourne Beach, FL, died unexpectedly on Thursday, May 3, 2012 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center.

Born in Sayre, PA on April 2, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Neil and Hazel (Seeley) Barton. On May 20, 1961 at Sacred Heart Church in Staten Island, she married James Englishby. Mr. Englishby survives at home.

Betty worked for over 12 years as a Hall Monitor at John Jay High School in Hopewell Junction until her retirement. She was active with Boys Scouts of America, Troop #95, where she served as the Troop Committee Chairwoman for many years. Above all, she was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.

In addition to her husband, Betty is survived by her children, Michael Englishby and his wife Dawn of Hyde Park, Patrick Englishby of Horseheads, Elizabeth Tosto and her husband Luigi of the Town of Poughkeepsie, and James Englishby and his wife Michelle of LaGrange; her grandchildren, Francis, Joseph, Jillian, and Victoria Tosto and Lauren Englishby; her brother, Daniel Barton and his wife Rosemary of Melbourne Beach, FL; her brother-in-law, Patrick J. Englishby and his wife Shara of Orlando, FL; her sister-in-law, Margaret Englishby of Rockaway Beach; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings, Richard Barton, Jeanette Stanton, Neil Barton, Anna Marie Bielenberg, and Gene Barton.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the McHoul Funeral Home, Inc., 895 Route82, Hopewell Junction. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 12 pm at St. Denis Church, 602 Beekman Road, Hopewell Junction followed by entombment at Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Boy Scouts of America, Troop #95, 1400 Route 52, Fishkill, NY 12524.

For driving directions, memorial donations, or online condolences, please visit Betty's Book of Memories at www.mchoulfuneralhome.

Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from May 5 to May 7, 2012
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