Betty Rush
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Obituary of Betty Rush

Elizabeth “Betty” Rush, 85, of Waterport, passed away at Strong Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. Born to the late Cornelius and Mary (Stack) Newton in Rochester, NY. Betty enjoyed and participated in many social and community organizations. She played softball as a “Black North Bomber” and enjoyed playing golf in a couple’s league for several years with her husband. She was a Lifetime Member of the Carlton Ladies Auxiliary, a member of the AGMH Honeysuckle Twig and a devoted member of Holy Family Parish. She loved playing cards, going to the casino, shopping, traveling, collecting recipes, watching the birds enjoy her feeders, growing beautiful flower gardens and sitting in the sun. She was an excellent baker, known for her delicious pies, cookies, frosted brownies and more. She held a variety of positions and jobs during her lifetime including office work at DynaColor, 10 years as the ACSD Tax Collector, Secretary to a former Carlton Town Supervisor and retired after 19 years from Orleans County Child & Family Services as a Senior Support Collector. In addition to her parents Betty was predeceased by her brothers Neil and John Newton and survived by her sisters Rita (Rick) Soule and Janet (Tom) Goulet, brother David (Susan) Newton, sisters-in-law Judy Newton and Joan Newton-Newman. She is survived by Kenneth Rush, her loving husband of 67 years, children Robin (Randy) Wright, Susan (Larry) Gaylard, Kelly (James) Peruzzini, Terri (Carl Beecher) Rush and Gregg (Elizabeth) Rush. She was a loving, caring, generous and devoted Grandmother of 25 and Great-Grandmother of 20. She also held a special place in her heart and on her lap for Marley, her little Dachshund. Betty’s family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. 21 West Ave. Albion, NY 14411 on Friday, July 17th from 3:00-7:00pm (Please note that all guests upon entering the funeral home are required to wear a face mask or facial covering) Betty's Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Family Parish-St. Joseph’s Church on Saturday, July 18th at 10:00am, followed by interment in Mt. Albion Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Betty’s memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or Shriner’s Hospital Attn: Office of Development 2900 N. Rocky Point Dr. Tampa, FL 33607 To share a special memory of Betty, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.
Friday
17
July

Calling Hours

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, July 17, 2020
Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes - ALBION
21 WEST AVENUE
Albion, New York, United States
(585) 589-4471
Saturday
18
July

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, July 18, 2020
Holy Family Parish-St. Joseph's Church
106 South Main St.
Albion, New York, United States
Saturday
18
July

Interment

11:15 am - 11:30 am
Saturday, July 18, 2020
Mt. Albion Cemetery
Rte. 31
Albion, New York, United States
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