Elizabeth Bilow

Obituary of Elizabeth Mae Bilow

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With sad hearts we announce the passing of our beloved mother Elizabeth. She was born on November 12, 1933 to Frank and Bessie (Rabideau) LaBarge. She was raised on the family farm in Ellenburg. She learned many things from her parents from helping her father in the fields to learning to cook, canning to planting a garden and growing beautiful flowers from her mother. She enjoyed cheering for her brother Lloyd in high school while he played basketball. She married her husband Leonard on June 19, 1954. Betty worked numerous jobs and later in life worked for NYSEG retiring after 28 years of dedicated service. She made many friends there including her daughter-in-law Judy, Jean Bouchard and Theresa Bruno. She always enjoyed her summers with Leonard at their camp called “The Cedar Shake” on Chateaugay Lake. She became an avid jet skier. We children thought she was going through her second childhood. She leaves some special friends from the lake, Junior and Dolly Thomas and Sharon Boyer. They later moved to Pine Ridge Drive in Morrisonville when Leonards health deteriorated. Betty also enjoyed traveling with her friends to the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Florida, Maine and Louisiana. Betty volunteered for RSVP at Morrisonville Elementary School. She enjoyed her Senior Center in Plattsburgh where she made more friends. Betty is survived by her son, Donald and wife, Judy; daughter, Brenda Joyal (her late husband, George); grandson, Kenneth and wife, Janice; great grandson, Dexter; sister-in-law, Shirley LaBarge; 3 nieces; a special cousin, Theresa LaFountain; special family by friendship, Dale Gearhart, Amber, Amelia, and Sawyer; and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank her special caretakers at her home, Brenda Rabideau, Pat Brown, Joann Kileyand Mary Thank you to Meadowbrook Subacute for their special care and Dr. McCullum. Thank you to Steve and Cindy Fuller for their friendship and Steve’s great care taking of her home winter and summer. Her deceased family members include her parents; husband, Leonard; son-in-law, George Joyal; her brothers, Lloyd LaBarge and Rufus who passed at child birth. Betty was a wonderful mother, a sweet lady and greatly loved by all. She will always be close in heart to her children and will be greatly missed. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated in the spring at St. Alexander’s Church, at a date and time to be announced. Burial will be private and at the convenience of her family in St. Alexander’s Cemetery in Morrisonville. Donations in memory of Elizabeth “Betty” Bilow may be made to St. Alexander’s Church in Morrisonville or the Morrisonville EMS. Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru, 643-9055. To make a floral purchase, offer an online condolence, share a symbolic gesture, or share a photo in memory of Betty Bilow please visit www.hamiltonfuneralhome.com
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We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Hamilton Funeral Home
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Elizabeth Bilow

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Elizabeth Bilow

1933 - 2022

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