Batavia ~ Elizabeth A. "Betty" Welsh, age 95, of Oak Street, passed away early Monday morning (Dec. 8, 2014) at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home.
She was born January 11, 1919 in Wilkes-Barre, PA, a daughter of the late Samuel and Elizabeth Hart Stoneham.
Betty will be remembered as that warm and loving owner and hostess of many businesses in the LeRoy area. She and her late husband, Thomas, owned and operated their bakery business, LeRoy Home Bakery, for many years. She also worked for many years at the Red Osier and the D & R Depot. She and Thomas also ran the Homewood Greenhouse on the former Woodward family estate.
She is survived by her loving daughter, Patricia (Patrick) Forsyth of Batavia; her grandchildren, Kevin Forsyth and Megan Forsyth; a brother, George Couture, sisters, Elinor Bell and Joan Peers, brother-in-law, Earl Horn of LeRoy, very dear friend, Louise Browne, along with many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Thomas, she was predeceased by her siblings, Arthur Stoneham, Ethyl Genier and Viola Morrissey.
Family and friends may call on Thursday from 5 ~ 8 at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19) LeRoy. Her Rite of Christian Burial will be held on Friday at 10 AM at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Peter's Church, 44 Lake St., LeRoy.
Memorials are suggested to Notre Dame High School, 73 Union St., Batavia, N.Y.