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Elisabeth "Betty" Floyd

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FLOYD Elisabeth "Betty" Floyd (nee Furfey), born in Cambridge, MA, May 29, 1923, passed away, at the age of 86, on Sunday, June 21, 2009 (Father's Day), at Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, surrounded by her loved ones. Betty was a graduate of the Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart (Class of '41) in Newton, MA and received her business degree from Bryant & Stratton Business College in Boston, MA. During World War II, she enlisted in the USMC and served from 11/28/44 - 5/16/46 as an Occupational Technician and was issued an Honorable Service Lapel Button, an Honorable Discharge Button and a Good Conduct Medal. While stationed in Jacksonville, FL, she met and married Bernard B. Floyd who was in the Army/Air Corp having served overseas. They were married on April 12, 1947 in Newton, MA. Her husband, Bernard, and her son, John, predecease her. She is survived by her remaining five children; Elisabeth "Dee" Morley (Ed); Victoria Belfit (Scott); Elaine Montgomery (Mitchell); Frederick Floyd (Teresa); and her daughter Bernadette Smith. She is also survived by her nine grandchildren: Vanessa Morley Anderson (Matt); Joey Morley (Nikki); Jessica Belfit; Ted Belfit; Alana Romans and Tony Omran, children of Elaine Montgomery; Angel Floyd; and Isabel and Mason Smith. Betty was known for her gracious and gentle nature; strong Christian heart; close friendships affiliated with her garden and church circles, extended families and relatives and good neighbors; her volunteer work at All Saints Home; and her endless energy. A Mass of Catholic Burial will be held on Friday, June 26, at St. Matthew's Catholic Church, 1773 Blanding Boulevard at 10:00 a.m., and officiated by Father Luke McLaughlin. A private family burial will be held following the funeral. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to either Community Hospice of Northeast Florida (4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257); or to St. Matthew's Building Program, 1663 Blanding Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32210. OAKLAWN CEMETERY & FUNERAL HOME, 4801 San Jose Blvd is serving the family. Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com
Published in the Florida Times-Union from June 23 to June 24, 2009
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