Elizabeth "Betty" J. Dempsey-Loid

February 19, 1947July 31, 2011

Elizabeth “Betty” J. Dempsey-Loid, age 64, of 9th Street, Watkins Glen, passed away suddenly at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center in Elmira on Sunday, July 31, 2011.

Betty was born in Montour Falls on February 19, 1947, the daughter of the late Master Sergeant Walter H. Dempsey and Virginia Barile. She was a member of the 1965 graduating Class at Watkins Glen High School. Betty had attended the Utica School of Commerce and spent many years working at Cornell University in Ithaca. Betty was a proud and loving Mother and Grandmother. She cherished her only daughter and her four grandchildren from the bottom of her heart. Betty was an avid collector and had a fascination with hummingbirds, as well as a deep passion for Lancaster, Pennsylvania and the Amish community.

Betty is survived by her daughter, Tiffany (William) Hill; grandchildren, Ashlee Janet, Torie Elizabeth, Travis William, and Jarett Nathaniel Hill; sister, Kathleen Dempsey; step-brother, Joseph (Rita) DeDominick, Jr; very special niece, Rebecca (Dr. Maxwell) Lutomske-Mayeaux, very special nephew, Joseph (Nikki Holden) Lutomske III; great nieces, Zoe and Gia Lutomske; aunt, Barbara (Jim) Spena; and her beloved pets, Sammy and Hanna Jo. In addition to her parents, Betty was pre-deceased by her step-father, Joseph DeDominick.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 9 am on Saturday, August 6th, 2011 at St. Mary’s of the Lake Church, 905 Decatur St., Watkins Glen, NY with Father Paul Bonacci, celebrant. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made, in her name, to the Humane Society of Schuyler County, 2386 CR10, Alpine, NY 14805 or to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Arrangements under the direction of Haughy Wood Funeral Home, Watkins Glen, NY.


  • Funeral Mass Saturday, August 6, 2011

Elizabeth "Betty" J. Dempsey-Loid

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Joe DeDominick

August 5, 2011

Rita and I offer our deepest condolences at the passing of your mother. I went to high school with Betty and we were friends. I will miss seeing her when we visit NY. She will be missed.

Mike Cuomo

August 5, 2011

I got to know Betty while I was doing some financial work for her. She was very concerned about leaving a legacy for her children and grandchildren. It was a true delight getting to know Betty. It was fun getting to know Sammy as well.

Tiffany, Bill and family, I offer my sincere condolences at the passing of this sweet lady!

Kimber Hill

August 4, 2011

Tiffany and Bill, i was so fortunate to have a wonderful friend like betty and really was enjoying our outtings, she loved her family so much and spoke of you very often. I am proud to call her a friend, God Bless, she is with the angels now.

Charlotte/Larry Jaynes

August 3, 2011

Tiffany/Bill and children

Words can not begin to express how we feel about your loss. It is never easy to loose a parent expecially when one is so young. Rememjber she might be gone but her love and memories will live on within you and her grandchildren for years to come. Remember the good times you shared together while she was here on earth. I will cherish the memories I have of her going to school together and then being her sister-in-law. Always remember the family Holidays everyone spent together. We are but a phone call away if you should ever need anything.

Aunt Charlotte and Uncle Larry

Linda McIntyre

August 3, 2011

I have lots of good memories of Betty, beginning when she came up to my house to play when we were six or seven years old. She was a lovely, sweet person and I'm thankful to have been able to enjoy her friendship years ago and to have talked with her more recently; it felt like we caught up with each other instantly - the kind of spirit in her!

Fran Ormsbee

August 3, 2011

Sending heartfelt sympathy to Tiffany and family. We are so sorry for your loss and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Your Mom was a wonderful person who has left many of us with fond memories. She'll be at peace now.

Joyce Butts

August 3, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I graduated with Betty and we started our lives out two days apart. Our mother's met at Schuyler Hospital. She was a great friend and example to others.
Joyce Fanton Butts

Nancy Culligan

August 2, 2011

Tiffany and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May your Mom find peace.

With deepest condolences.

Shirley Lee Ormsbee

August 2, 2011

I wanted to send my heartfelt sympathy to Betty's family. We were friends all through high school and I have some wonderful memories. In later years my daughter worked at Cornell and got to know her riding to work. We recently became back in touch through Facebook and got caught up on each of our families. She was a beautiful person and I am so sorry for your loss.