Elizabeth Jane Ermish Riley

August 8, 1931April 17, 2014

Elizabeth J. Ermish Riley, 82, of New Bern, died peacefully at her home on April 17, 2014, after a lifetime battle with Scleroderma.

Betty was born in Queens, New York the daughter of Elizabeth and Gustave Ermish. She was a resident of Fairfield Harbour for 26 years and a member of St. Paul Catholic Church.She was one of the founders of the Fairfield Harbour Hospital Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Marden Riley, a son, Owen Andrew Riley, sister, Gae Wood, brothers, Everett, Richard and Warren.

Betty is survived by her son Christopher Riley (Carmen), grandchildren, Christopher Robert and Jacqueline, all of Colorado Springs, CO; her sister, Joan Ermish of Southbury, CT; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial mass will be held on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church. The family will receive friends following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Scleroderma Foundation, 300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 105, Danvers, MA 01923.


  • Memorial Mass Thursday, April 24, 2014

Elizabeth Jane Ermish Riley

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Richard Ermish

October 11, 2014

Aunt Betty, I'll never forget your kindness and hospitality when I visited you in 1995.

John Evans

July 15, 2014

Aunt Betty Jane, my Godmother, I will miss your Christmas card arriving every year. Fond memories of Centerport and Northport. Love and prayers.

Pam Whitting

April 24, 2014

I certainly will miss you, Betty, and your friendship over the years. My prayers are with you as yours have been with me. Thank you.

Cheryl Simons

April 24, 2014

Betty, you will be missed. Now, you are at peace and with our Heavenly Father..Love and prayers go to your family and friends.

April 22, 2014

Betty, I will miss your cheery disposition and acute bridge bidding. You will be fondly remembered. Ellie Govesky