Betsy M. Hughes

Died: Mon., Jun. 12, 2017

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Jun. 17, 2017
Location: Fair Haven Community Church

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Betsy Miller Hughes, 88, of Syracuse, formerly of Fair Haven, passed away on June 12, 2017.  Predeceased in 2014 by Bob, her husband of 65 years, left to cherish her memory are her children Robin (John) Thomas of Vashon Island, WA; Debbie (Ralph) Stamp of Cleveland, NY;  Jody (Marty) Satalin of Syracuse, NY;  Scott (Maureen) Hughes of Clinton, NY; 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren; her sister, Bobbie (Vince) Mascia of Stuart, FL and several nieces and nephews. Betsy grew up in Baldwinsville and worked as a secretary for the Baldwinsville High School following her graduation. She was an accomplished diver and was proud of her time as a life guard during WWII at Fair Haven Beach State Park where she met Bob in 1946. Following her marriage in 1948, they raised their family in Lysander.  She was best known in the area for Betsy’s Homemade Bread which she baked and distributed via local retailers to help build a summer and ultimately year-round home at her beloved Fair Haven. She was an accomplished seamstress, loved flower gardening and golf, was the Fair Haven Weather Watcher for Channel 9 and volunteered in various village activities including being a founding member of the Save our Fourth Association (S.O.F.A.). Betsy will be missed by family and friends.  A funeral service will be held at Fair Haven Community Church at 11:00, Saturday, June 17. Contributions may be made in Betsy’s memory to S.O.F.A., P. O. Box 13, Fair Haven, NY 13064.  Please express condolences to the family at

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Sara Grisolini
   Posted Wed June 14, 2017
I had the honor and privilege to care for both Betsy and Bob at Wynwood. At that time I was the Health and Wellness Director and spent many of hours with them and their loving daughters. Both Trish and I will always hold our memories with them as blessings that helped to enrich our lives. Betsy's spirit and tenacity left a legacy for her family. I will always remember Betsy and I and our inside joke of the bird outside the window. All of my love and gratitude for being blessed to be a small part in her life.

Kenneth Krafft Sr.
   Posted Wed June 14, 2017
So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother, Betsy, I will always remember the goodtimes we had in Fair Haven when she was lifeguarding . She was a sweet young lady and will forever be in my thoughts.

Rick and Sharman Shambo
   Posted Fri June 16, 2017
Betsy was a pillar of the Fair Haven community. Betsy brought people together in friendship, always portrayed a positive, helpful attitude and led the village in many events over the years. Both Rick and I have missed Betsy's and Bob's friendship most recently. Our condolences are extended to the Hughes family.

Karen Haas
   Posted Fri June 16, 2017
Your Mom was one of the most truly charming women I have ever met. She did so much for the community and was always a pleasure to be around. She is missed and will not be forgotten by any who had the privilege of knowing her.

Mike Oemcke
   Posted Fri June 16, 2017
Scott and Family,

Our family sends sincere condolences to you and your family in the passing of your mom. We always remember her as a very generous and kind lady. God Bless.

Valerie W. Writing for Vonnie Auyer Russ
   Posted Sat June 17, 2017
So very sorry to hear about Betsy's passing. We grew up together. We played sports together in high school and were both on the cheering squad. I was her maid of honor at her wedding. I was so looking forward to seeing Betsy this fall while I was in the area visiting. We always had fun together and she will be greatly missed.

Pat Hanford
   Posted Mon June 19, 2017
Pete and I were so fortunate to know your mother. I can hear her laugh right now and when I brought her my troubles, she always had a sane and comforting word. I am happy that she had such a long and fulfilling life full of every kind of love. I know that she must have felt that even at the end and that your family will always feel her presence nearby.

Cherry Stonecipher
   Posted Thu June 22, 2017
I will always feel honored that I knew both Bob and Betsy. They both brought so much joy to Wynwood. I'll always remember when Betsy and I talked about grandma. She always had a way of making you feel special. Betsy you will truly be missed by me and so many more. You have touched so many.thank you for letting me be a small part of your life.

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