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Elizabeth "Betty" Harrington

May 31, 1936September 23, 2020
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On September 23, 2020, Elizabeth "Betty" Baldigo Harrington passed away at the age of 84. Betty was born to Anthony and Mary Baldigo on May 31, 1936 in Rome NY. She lived most of her life in Oneida before relocating and retiring to Sun City AZ in early 2000. Betty worked for General Electric in Rome and completed her working career at Lockheed Martin in Syracuse. While in living in Oneida, Betty regularly attended mass at St. Patrick's church, often with her father.

Betty was best known for her kind, compassionate, non-judgmental spirit and her devotion to family and friends. Betty's selflessness, her quick smile and the twinkle in her eye are imprinted in our memories and shall never be forgotten. She leaves a void in our lives that is great and wide.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents Anthony and Mary. She is survived by her children, Kim Stine of Blossvale NY, and Kerry Harrington and Karen Moe both of Phoenix AZ. Betty is also survived by her much loved sisters Patricia Ferrara of Oneida and Deborah Newton of Rome as well as grandchildren Billy, Heather, Jimmy, Kaitlin, Kyle and Maddie plus great grandchildren Laney, Sidney, Jacob, Alex, Josh and Bennett.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at Phoenix memorial Park and Mortuary, 200 W. Beardsley Rd., Phoenix AZ 85027.

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    Thursday, October 22, 2020

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Penny Chaille

October 24, 2020

I was so pleased to be able to see the memorial for Betty online. Betty was such a good friend to me. She was my co-Queen in our Red Hat group. Everyone loved her and she did so much for all of us. She provided a lot of birthday cakes and was acting as secretary also when we have big events she was usually the greeter and registrar at them. All of the girls we’re so sad to hear she had passed and we want you to know that she holds a special part in all of our hearts.

She attended our lunches as long as she could and we always love to see her and her smile. She was always so gracious. She talked about her love for her family and her kittens. She loves the plants We know she is very missed by her family ,we know she’s watching over you.

Heather Harter

October 22, 2020

Grandma:

Growing up Billy and I spent so many weekends with you! Saturday mass and Sunday cleaning day. We would pick fresh green beans off the vines and grab vegetables out of the garden. We would spend the day outside going to the parks, reading on the porch. The little things we would do are the memories I cherish the most. Your smile and energy, most of all your love. Billy and I tricking you to see a movie we knew you’d never approve of. You will be the person I will forever look up to and strive to become. Moms been a wreck, she tries to put on a face of how tough she is but we all know how good she is at that. The world is less of place with out you. Please give mom the strength she needs to get though this you always the one that could make her feel better. I love and miss you so much grandma, till we meet again ❤️

Kerry Harrington

October 22, 2020

To my mom - I am who I am because of you. You taught me through your example how to persevere, how to be kind and how to always be my best. You supported and accepted me no matter what path I chose and cheered me on at the same time. I learned how to always do the right thing no matter how difficult, just as you always did. I watched you put the needs of others before yourself my entire life. You are a part of me and always will be. I feel so lost without you and my heart is broken but I cling to your memory and hold you close. My dear mother, I love you so and will miss you every day of my life.

Susan Oergel

October 21, 2020

Dear Betty, we first met when you needed a little companionship and a little help with errands. It didn't take very long for this caregiver and this client to become good friends. I so enjoyed coming to help you a couple times a week going to Fry's for groceries and just enjoying our time together. Sharing stories about our families and getting to know each other on a deeper level. You will be so missed goodbye my dear friend. You are now in the joyful presence of the Lord. Looking forward to seeing you again where we can continue our friendship. Much love missing you, Susan

Melinda Wilcox

October 21, 2020

Dear Betty, When I lived close to Kerry I met you and got to visit with you. Your devotion to your family was evident and they are your lasting legacy. You have been an inspiration to me in so many ways. Godspeed. Fondly, Melinda

Chris Moe

October 5, 2020

Mom,
I have always known you to be loving, caring and devoted to family. I am fortunate and blessed to have had you be a part of my life. As your son-in-law I have always been, and will always be proud to call you Mom.
Love and miss you,
Chris

Kaitlyn Stine

September 28, 2020

Grandma,

I wish I knew how to put my thoughts into words, but I feel lost in emotion.
Being apart was so hard, but you always showed your love for all of us in so many ways.
My fondest memories of you were spent at your house when you lived in Oneida. Making Mac and cheese for every meal (because we were picky). Church on Sunday mornings, and afternoons spent at Allen (alien when I was a kid) Park. When you moved to Arizona, your summer trips home were always the most exciting event of the year. I have missed those trips the last few years.

I’m sorry I never got to say goodbye Grandma. I tried so hard.

Please watch over Mom, and give her a sign. Let her know you are at peace with Great Grandma and Grandpa. Let her know she will be okay, and guide her when you can. She is so lost....
We all are.

I love you Grandma.

-Katie

Karen Moe

September 27, 2020

Mom,

This is a time of intense sadness for all of us. I am happy that you are with those who have gone before you. You are young and vibrant and laughing now. I can see the smile on your face, the twinkle in your eye, and your salt and pepper pixie haircut. You shared and taught me so much throughout my life. You have been my moral compass and have made me who I am today. You lived a life of honor and integrity that I strive to attain. Everything you ever did put our family first. We spent many years together, just you and I, and we became more than mother and daughter. We became best friends. The loss I feel is profound. I know that the sadness and grief will lessen someday and will be overtaken by 50 plus years of fabulous and loving memories. The space in my life will never be filled but my heart will always be full of your love and my love for you. I’m not sure how to do this without you but I know you will guide me as you always have. Your legacy is one of love for your family, friends and all those dear to you. I will love and miss you always. Till we meet again…

Karen

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She didn't like being in the spotlight but loved the sunlight

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With granddaughter Maddie

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Earlier days!

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And then there was food, good food

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Time with family

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Bathing beauties, with sister Pat

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Early birthday fun with daughter Karen and niece Linda

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Off to see the glass works!

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