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Betty Yole (born Seeley)


Gender: Female

Date of Birth: October 20, 1923

Date of Death: May 11, 2017

Birth Place: Coxsackie, NY

Death Place: Fort Ann, NY

Betty Yole

FORT ANN — Betty Yole, 93, a longtime resident of Fort Ann, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 11, 2017.

Mrs. Yole was born in Coxsackie, New York, on Oct. 20, 1923, the daughter of James and Dorcas Seeley. She was raised and educated in Fort Ann where she graduated from high school in 1942.

For many years she was a stay at home mom; taking care of her family on Goodman Road. In the late sixties she started a second career working in the Chaplain offices at Great Meadow Correctional Facility. For many years she was an active member of the West Fort Ann Methodist Church. Betty loved her church and all the members.

Betty married her high school sweetheart, Donald Yole and they shared 67 years together. During the years, they traveled to many different areas of the world. She enjoyed family gatherings, crafts, and volunteering wherever needed.

Survivors include her two daughters, JoAnne Pierce (Mial), Dianne Lavigne and the late Douglas Lavigne of St. Johnsbury, Vermont. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Don Pierce (Uliana), Jennifer Duggal (Dave), Jill Lavigne and Kevin Lavigne (Christy); and her great grandchildren, Cyrus, Ava, Eloise, Sofia, Shaylee, Phillip, Don and Kayla. Betty also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews, Karen, Wayne, Carol, Colleen, Jim and Carl.

Betty was predeceased by her parents, James and Dorcas; her husband Donald; her son in law, Douglas, her sisters, Naomi and June; and her brother and sister in law Arnold and Lorraine.

Calling hours will be from 11 a.m. to noon Monday, May 15, at the Mason Funeral Home, 18 George St., Fort Ann. A funeral service will follow at noon. Interment will be in Brown Cemetery, West Fort Ann.

The family suggests memorials may be made to The West Fort Ann Methodist Church, Copeland Pond Road, Fort Ann, NY 12827.

Published in The Post-Star on May 13, 2017

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