Betty J. DelVecchio


Betty J. DelVecchio, age 93 years young, a lifetime area resident of Athens, N.Y. passed away peacefully on February 1, 2020 at her home with her family.

She was born on December 22, 1926, in Athens, N.Y., and is the daughter of the late Clarence and Cornelius Truesdell. Besides her parents, she is predeceased by her loving husband Anthony, and sisters Marguerite Kachuba and Grace Harris. She is lovingly remembered by her brother Clarence “Skip” Truesdell and his wife Irene, her son Anthony DelVecchio Jr. and his wife Jeanie, daughters Sandra Palmateer and her husband Lawrence; and Tracy Lester and her husband William. Betty is also survived by her grandchildren Anthony DelVecchio III; Brian Gordon and his wife Angela; Kristin Vizzie and her husband Michael; Christopher DelVecchio and his wife Kristie; Lindsey Palmateer; Sara and William Lester, her Great Grandchildren Isabella and Hunter DelVecchio; Coral, Reese, Isla and Summer Vizzie; Gabriella, Lucas and Liam DelVecchio; and Grayson Mills, as well as many nieces and nephews.

After completing high school at Athens High School, she was employed at Imperial Lifeboat in Athens, N.Y. and also at G.E. as a bookkeeper and payroll clerk in Selkirk, N.Y. Betty was a member of The Makawomuc Ladies Auxiliary and also The Athens Garden Club. Throughout her lifetime, she was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She always expressed how taking care of her grandchildren kept her young at heart. She also enjoyed cooking for Sunday family dinners and for holidays.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours at Richards Funeral Home, 28 North Vernon Street, Athens, N.Y. on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 from 4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Patrick’s R. C. Church, Athens, N.Y. Interment will follow in the family plot of The St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Catskill, N.Y. Condolences may be made at

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