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Mass of Christian Burial

St. Madeline Sophie Church
Tuesday September 6th, 2011
10:00am

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Interment at: Prospect Hill Cemetery


Tuesday September 6th, 2011
12:00pm

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Elizabeth M. Van Patten

Elizabeth Margaret (Ivers) Van Patten, entered into eternal rest on Saturday morning, September 3, 2011. She was born April 30, 1923 in Brooklyn, NY. Predeceased by her husband, Emerson (Van) Van Patten Jr. of Guilderland NY. Elizabeth (Betty) is survived by her children, Linda Sornberger (Lee), Emerson J. Van Patten III (Tara), Jeffrey D. Van Patten (Jill), Jan L. Van Patten (Gail), Christopher A. Van Patten (Carlene) and Lisa Cay Clark (Patrick); Grand Children; Kelly, Kacey, Brandon, Kourtney, Korinne, Kyle, Carlie, Caitlin, Erin, Jack and Great Grand children; Owen, Aidan, Adrianna, Caden, Brooklynn, and a great grandson due in December; and numerous nieces and nephews. Betty was the oldest daughter of Walter and Theresa (Rose) Ivers. Betty was predeceased by her brothers Daniel Ivers and Walter Ivers Jr. and is survived by her sisters Theresa O'Hare and Leslie DeCollibus and sisters in law Hannah Ivers and Phyllis Ivers. Betty was also predeceased by her sisters in law, Ruth (Van Patten) Lawlor and Olive Van Patten and brother in law Jack Lawlor. Betty and Van met while serving in the United States Army in San Fransciso Ca., during World War II. They were married May 15, 1946 in Reno Nevada and soon after settled into the family homestead in Guilderland, near Fullers. Betty was employed for many years by the Town of Guilderland Water Department. She was a communicant of St. Madeline Sophie Church in Guilderland NY for over 60 years. For many years Betty also enjoyed her role as an election inspector and looked forward to seeing her many friends and acquaintances on election day. Betty had many close friends and enjoyed taking trips to Florida, Las Vegas and Altantic City. Betty was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, daughter, sister and friend and enjoyed spending time and celebrating special occasions with all. Friends may call on Monday, September 5, 2011 from 5 to 8 PM at the Fredendall Funeral Home, Altamont. A Mass of Christian Burial to be held at St. Madeline Sophie Church on Tuesday September 6, 2011 at 10 AM an interment to follow at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Guilderland. In lieu of flowers the family asks that contributions be made in Betty's name to the Regional Food Bank.


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Jeff and Jill, As usual when I need to get in touch, I can't find you. I am so sorry at the loss of your mother, I didn't find out until after services were finished or I would have been there. I last saw your Mom at Robbie's wake and I got the same warm maternal hug from her that I have always gotten. She will always remain in my heart and memories as my mother's Avon lady.

Deb (Gearhardt) Castell Sep 10 2011 12:00 AM

Jeff and Jill, As usual when I need to get in touch, I can't find you. I am so sorry at the loss of your mother, I didn't find out until after services were finished or I would have been there. I last saw your Mom at Robbie's wake and I got the same warm maternal hug from her that I have always gotten. She will always remain in my heart and memories as my mother's Avon lady.

Deb (Gearhardt) Castell Sep 10 2011 12:00 AM

We always enjoyed spending time with Betty - she had such a wonderful sense of humor and was such a caring and loving person. Holiday gatherings at Kelly's won't be the same without her. Miss her always. Sharon & Mike

Sharon & Mike Wright Sep 4 2011 12:00 AM

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