Gertrude Elizabeth Elley

March 13, 1933June 11, 2018
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G. Elizabeth (Betty) Elley, 85, of Homosassa, FL, passed away peacefully on June 11, 2018 surrounded by loving family in Beverly Hills, FL.

Visitation will be 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Friday, June 15, 2018 at Fero Funeral Home, 5955 N. Lecanto Hwy., Beverly Hills, FL 34465

Funeral services will be held 11:30 am Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Fero Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home 5891 N. Lecanto Hwy., Beverly Hills FL with Stewart R. Jamison, Pastor of Beverly Hills Community Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Fero Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.

Betty was born in Lakewood, NJ to Frederick and Elizabeth Penn on March 13, 1933. She went to school at Toms River High School. She married John Richard Elley on November 28, 1953 in Seaside Park, NJ. She was a homemaker and loving wife. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, crafts and was a camping enthusiast. She worked at The Ragshop in Toms River, NJ for 25 years. She also enjoyed square dancing and traveling to train meets with her husband.

Betty is preceded in death by her parents Frederick and Elizabeth Penn.

Betty is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, J. Richard Elley of Homosassa, FL, children; Elizabeth (Betsy) Fioretti of Apopka, FL, John R. Elley of Raymond, NH, Debra Allan of Centreville, VA and Linda Bellefleur of Clearwater, FL, 8 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Also survived by her brother Norman Penn of Tavernier, FL, Melinda Allen of Wellsville, OH, Mary Anne Buccigrossi of Fredricksburg, VA and Leah Petruzziello of Manning, SC.

The family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the Staff of Diamond Ridge Health and Rehabilitation Center for their loving care.


  • Visitation Friday, June 15, 2018

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Betsy Fioretti

June 16, 2018

Mom, there are so many memories that it would take a book. From teaching me to cook, sew, raise a family, our many adventures together, the life lessions are innumerable. You were my best friend. I will cherish the millions of memories I have. I love you Mom.

April Elley

June 15, 2018

Prior to me marrying and becoming an Elley, Aunt Betty added her creative and talented touch to my wedding vale and added a beautiful hand-sewn embroidered border to it. She then followed up with a hand made wedding photo album. Both are absolutely beautiful, and I cherish them today and always.

Once our children were old enough to Trick or Treat for Halloween, we would venture out to Patridge Steet in Toms River. We visited with Aunt Betty and Uncle Richard before going out, and then the kids would look forward to afterwards when we returned to Aunt Betty and Uncle Richards home where Aunt Betty would have hot chocolate waiting for our kids. Such a treat to be followed up with Uncle Richards tour in the basement of his awesome train collection.

Love to Uncle Richard and all the family.
Jr. and April Elley
Ashley-Anne, April-Dawn & Robby

Sonja Seaman

June 15, 2018

I remember the time we shared with the kids in 4 h and square dancing and the times we all went camping together prayers to your family at this sad time

leah Petruzziello

June 15, 2018

You were more then a big sister to me. You were like a mother lots of the times. I could always talk to you about anything and I will always love you for that. Had a lot of coffee times together that I will cherish in my heart forever. That was our special time together.