Betty Holley

Betty J. Holley

Saturday, December 29th, 1923 - Monday, May 6th, 2019
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Betty J. (LaDuke) Holley
December 29, 1923 - May 6, 2019
Betty J. Holley, 95, of Syracuse passed away on Monday. Betty retired from Onbank. She was predeceased by her husband, Ward and by her son, David Holley. Survivors include her daughter, Ellen Szuba; her granddaughters, Kim (Bob) White and Heather (James) McKirdy and her daughter-in-law, Darlene Holley. Services will be private. Online condolences at
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    Woodlawn Cemetery
    800 Grant Blvd.
    SYRACUSE, NY 13203
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Beth Hope

Posted at 01:40pm
To the family of Betty,

As I am addressing this year's Christmas Cards your mom's name came up as it has for 33 years. I hadn't heard from her last year but I know she had been struggling with her health for years. Before I sent her annual Christmas card I felt to check her name online to make sure she was still in North Syracuse and then her May obituary came up. I am just so sorry for your loss and my loss too. Your mom and I have exchanged Christmas cards since 1986 when my mom Laura Frateschi of Lyncouert died at the age of 53. They must have worked at the bank together. Your mom had such compassion for me losing my mom at such a young age. She always sent me Mother's day and Christmas Cards until last year. That's over 30 years! What a very special lady she was. May she rest In eternal peace together with her beloved husband. Such a lovely lady. My heart is broken today. May God comfort your hearts as only he can. Feel free to contact me at Beth Sprechini

Darlene Holley

Posted at 02:37pm
Mom - You truly were the Best Mother-in-Law I ever had. Loved visiting with you by telephone in past years. I will miss those telephone visits long distance. I know that you have met up with your son, David, who loved you so very much. I Love You and wish you to Rest in Peace!

Kristen Brown

Posted at 12:10pm
Ellen and Kim
Thinking of you both during this time. I will always remember Mr and Mrs Holley fondly from growing up next door. Sitting on the front steps with your dad and your mom popping over to talk to my mom. Good neighbors and good people

Kristen (Connors) Brown


Posted at 06:23pm
You know that I am not one for public anything. But today is Mother's Day, the day I planned to take over your favorite DD coffee and some ice cream and visit awhile. We had our ups and downs, struggles and all; many, many good times too. And these past 2 years, it was an honor to take care of you. So much was healed. I was able to keep you at home and that meant everything to me because it meant everything to you. We had a lot of laughs along the way on this journey. All the crazy aides and other issues that just made us laugh and shake our heads. Our coffee times together when we would just sit and chat. Didn't matter if you told me the same story repeatedly. I know the last many months have gotten harder and harder for you and you were ready, maybe more than I was ready to let you go. I can't wrap my head around it, it's going to take some time. The ones who know how much time I devoted to you tell me it will take even longer than it otherwise would.
If there really is a heaven, I know dad was waiting there for you with a big hug and likely singing, "Five foot two (you wish you had been that tall!), eyes of blue, and boy what that five foot can do, has anybody seen my gal?" Because you really were his gal. And then he would have handed you the biggest bowl of ice cream ever, topped with chocolate sauce. Oh, how he worried about you and if you would be ok when he was gone. Janet told me I had done him proud. I certainly tried to not only make him proud but to make you as comfortable, safe, and peaceful as I could do. Happy Mom's Day, mom. Love you and I will miss you. Love never ends.

P.S. Your "little girl" wants a picture of you, she misses you too. She called to check on me today.

Kim White

Posted at 07:19pm
Grandma, I will miss our talks and visits. I know that you are in a better place and you are with all those that we love that we have lost in the past. Please give them all love and hugs for me. I will miss us getting our ice cream when I come to Syracuse to visit and laughing like silly girls over funny things we do. I am so happy to have had you as a Grandma! I love you dearly!

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