Betty B. Depew
December 24, 1923 – October 24, 2019
Betty B. Depew (nee Scully), 95, a lifelong Yonkers resident, died on Thursday October 24, 2019 at St. John’s Riverside Hospital.
She was born on December 24, 1923 to Hugh and Ella Regan Scully in Yonkers where she was raised and educated graduating from Our Lady of the Rosary Grade School and Gorton High School. Mrs. Depew was a cashier at the A & P supermarket on Nepperhan Ave. in Yonkers for over forty years until the age of 81 when she retired. Previously, she was employed as a weaver at the Alexander Smith Carpet Shop for several years. Mrs. Depew was a longtime parishioner of St. Anthony’s Church. On June 24, 1945, she married her loving husband Albert J. Depew in Our Lady of the Rosary Church. Mr. Depew died on February 3, 2008. She is survived by two daughters, Bernadette Reich and her husband Richard of Pine Bush, N.Y. and Michele Depew and her husband Steven Porcaro of Yonkers. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Tom, Kate, Anna, Lizzie and Maggie and seven great grandchildren, Nate, Noah, Holden, Zoe, Jeremiah, Shawaan and Skylar. She was predeceased by four siblings, Eleanor, John, Myles and Peggy Scully. Her family said “Her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were her life”. Visiting hours will be at Whalen & Ball Funeral Home on Monday 4-8pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Anthony’s Church on Tuesday October 29th at 10am. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to either St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Autism Speaks, 1 East 33rd Street, 4th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10016. Whalen & Ball Funeral Home 168 Park Ave. Yonkers, N.Y. 10703 (914)965-5488 www.whalenandballfh.com
- Visitation Monday, October 28, 2019
- Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, October 29, 2019
- Interment Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Betty B. Depew
October 26, 2019
You are so loved.
Mentor, friend, confidant and loving Aunt.
You grew up hardscrabble with Dad.
We loved you for your humour, courage and your integrity.
So accessible and loving.
You will be greatly missed by all who knew you.
Open the window. You cannot and must not contain this spirit. Enjoy the view.
Say hi to Daddy.