Elizabeth Jean “Betty” Fenton

Hornell, New York

Elizabeth Jean “Betty” Fenton – (98) – formerly of 363 South Division St., Hornell, died Monday morning (March 20, 2023) at Elderwood at Hornell Nursing Facility where she had resided for the past 12 years.

A native & life resident of Hornell, she was born August 11, 1924, and was the daughter of Thomas & Evelyn (Feeney) Fenton.

Betty was a graduate of St. Ann’s School and later graduated from Hornell High School (class of 1942). She was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Parish and had been a communicant of St. Ignatius Loyola Church and St. Ann’s Church.

For over 40 years, Betty was employed as an operator for New York Telephone Company. She was a member of the “Pioneers” — a group of retired NY Telephone employees. Betty was a self-proclaimed “shop-a-holic” specializing on QVC (Home Shopping Network).

She was preceded in death by her brother, Jack Fenton and 2 sisters, Ruth Comstock and Catherine “Kate” Histed.

Surviving are several nieces & nephews.

The family of Elizabeth J. “Betty” Fenton will receive friends on Sunday from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 1:30 PM at St. Ann’s Church with burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Betty’s family request that memorial contributions in her name be made to St. Ann’s Academy, 41 Genesee St., Hornell, NY 14843. Memorial forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home.

To leave an online condolence or share a memory of Betty, please visit our website at www.dagonfuneralhome.com

5 Responses to “Elizabeth Jean “Betty” Fenton”

  1. Mary Helen Aini Hogan says:

    God bless beautiful Betty!
    She was such a lovely lady and loyal friend to my dear mom!
    I am sure without a doubt that many Irish eyes are smiling to
    have her home safe and sound !

  2. Dudley Jenkins says:

    Loved that sweet lady I used to be her Electrician and she always tried to pay me to much We spent more time talking then we did working My wife Teresa took care of Her at Elderwood they would pray together & my wife would sing Hymns to her what a beautiful lady I know where Betty is

  3. Shelly Fenton says:

    You will be greatly missed. I named Jillian Elizabeth after her. What a sweet lady. God Bless.

  4. Kim Clifford Wood says:

    What a wonderful lady, she was. A blessing to have known her. Prayers to her family and friends. RIP

  5. Linda Fenton Beecher says:

    Dear Aunt Betty,

    Lots and lots of memories to hold in my heart! I especially remember all the Saturday mornings when you and Aunt Kate would come down to mom and dads for coffee and catch up on all the family news!
    So sorry that Pat and I could not get in to see you the day we came to visit.
    Today is the celebration of your life and you will be joining your family and friends. Please hug mom and dad for me!
    Elderwood will never be the same without you! I always said you were the Mayor there!

    Linda and family