Elizabeth (Betty) Emrich, age 82, passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, November 14, 2012, in Faxton-St. Luke's Medical Center, New Hartford. She had the comfort of her loving family at her side. She was born on July 11, 1930, in Ossining, daughter of the late Paul and Elizabeth Kolarik Skandera. A lifelong Herkimer resident, she was a graduate of Herkimer High School with the class of 1947. On July 19, 1952, she was united in marriage with Donald A. Emrich in Saint Francis deSales Church, Herkimer. In 1956, they moved to East Herkimer, where they have resided since. For thirty six years, Mrs. Emrich was employed by the New York Telephone in Herkimer and Utica. She retired in 1984. Betty was a member of Saint Francis deSales Church, Herkimer. She was also a member of the Telephone Pioneers. In her leisure time, she enjoyed knitting, crewel and counted cross stitch, as well as an avid reader. To all who knew her, she was a loving, helpful and caring person. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she found great satisfaction in doing for others without looking for anything in return. She will be truly missed by her many friends and family. Surviving are her husband of sixty years, Donald; two daughters and their husbands, Laure and Richard P. Sacco, of New Hartford, and Donna M. and Marc Snead, of Ridgeway, VA; one son, Norman P. and his wife, Jessica Emrich, of Whitesboro; a sister, Mildred Engert, of Herkimer; four grandchildren, Pamela Sacco and her companion, Shaun LaPolla, and Patrick A. Sacco and his wife, Victoria, all of New Hartford, and Luke Emrich and Karlie Emrich, both of Whitesboro; one great-grandson, Gavin Blank, of New Hartford; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral from Fenner Funeral Home, Inc., 115 Court Street, Herkimer, on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Francis deSales Church, Herkimer, at 11:00 a.m. The Reverend Mark Cunningham, Pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery. The family will be present in the funeral home to receive relatives and friends on Friday (today) from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. Expressions of sympathy may be made with memorial donations to American Heart & Stroke Assoc., Autism Society of American NWPA, or the
. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.