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Elizabeth T. "Betty" FESSENDEN

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FESSENDEN, Elizabeth T. "Betty"

age 83, longtime resident of Horseheads community passed away peacefully Wednesday, October 3, 2012. Betty was born March 23, 1929 in Ottawa, Canada, a daughter of the late John and Teresa Cooligan Miles. She was a devoted community volunteer, a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church, and logged many hours knitting baby hats for the Arnot Auxiliary and many, many mittens for the young and poor. She also was known for her cookies that she distributed all over. She is predeceased by her husband, Earl Foster Fessenden. Betty is survived by her daughter, Mary Anne (Frank) Rosplock of Horseheads, NY and their sons, Gregory and Peter Rosplock; son, John Fessenden of Horseheads, NY; brother, Osmond W. (Margaret) Miles and their four children, Michael (Si) Miles, Nancy (Thomas) Unwin, Paul (Karen) Miles, and Mary Lou (William) Anderson and several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 from 5PM-7PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary Our Mother Church, 813 W. Broad St., Horseheads, on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 10:30 AM. The Rev. Christopher Linsler will preside. She will be laid to rest alongside her husband at St. Mary Our Mother Cemetery, Horseheads, NY immediately following. Those wishing to remember Betty can make memorial contributions to St. Martin's Place, 247 Rutgers St., Rochester, NY 14607 attn: Sister Clare, Horseheads Animal Emergency Fund, 150 Wygant Rd., Horseheads, NY 14845 or the Horseheads Fire and Rescue Co., 134 N. Main St., Horseheads, NY 14845 in her memory. Condolences and words of comfort may be expressed at Betty's Book of Memories at www.sullivansfuneralhome.com.

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Published in Star-Gazette from Oct. 5 to Oct. 8, 2012
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