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Betty Clifford Signorelli

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Signorelli, Betty Clifford WYNANTSKILL Betty Clifford Signorelli, 80, of Reichard Lane died on Sunday, April 27, 2014, at her residence surrounded by her loving family after a 13-year battle with cancer. Born in Troy, she was daughter of the late Earl Clifford and Ann Nash Clifford, and beloved wife for 59 years of John J. Signorelli. She was raised in Watervliet and had resided in Wynantskill since 1954 and was a graduate of St. Brigid's School in Watervliet, class of 1948, and was a 1952 graduate of Catholic Central High School. Betty was a retired decorative painting teacher, having taught for more than 20 years, and last taught at the Ginger Bread Cottage in Defreestvillle. Betty enjoyed her Thursday painting sessions with her friends. She was a former 4H leader, a volunteer at the North Greenbush Library, a communicant of St. Jude the Apostle Church in Wynantskill, a former assistant director of the Religious Education Program and a well-known and sought-out seamstress. She was also a past president of the Capitolers Chapter of Decorative Painters. In her senior years, Betty became a 5K runner, often winning races in her age group. Upon reaching 75 years, Betty took up skydiving. She said, "if President Bush can do it, I can." Survivors, in addition to her husband, include her five children, John J. (Debra) Signorelli of North Greenbush, Peter F. Signorelli of Albany, Terri A. (Brian) Campbell of Rensselaer, Mary B. (Mike) Leonard Signorelli of Schodack and Michael T. Signorelli of Troy; a sister, Phyllis (Bud) McGrath of North Greenbush; a brother, William (Elaine) Clifford of Manchester, N.H.; six grandchildren, Nicole, Jessie, Cameron and Sylvia Signorelli and Nicholas and Stephanie Arango and several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends may call at the St. Jude the Apostle Church, Brookside Avenue, Wynantskill on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 from 4- to 7 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at the church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. John Varno and the Rev. Anthony Ligato, concelebrating. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Wynantskill. The family wishes to thank Dr. Keith Rebehn of Family Medical Group, Northeast Health and Dr. Regina Resta and nurses and staff of New York Oncology and Hematology, Troy. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Betty C. Signorelli to the St. Jude the Apostle Church, Brookside Avenue, Wynantskill, NY 12198 or the Community Hospice of Rensselaer County, 295 Valley View Blvd., Rensselaer, NY 12144. For a private family guest book and service directions, visit

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Published in Albany Times Union from Apr. 29 to Apr. 30, 2014
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