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MAESS, Elizabeth H. "Betty" (Deeb)
MAESS - Elizabeth H. "Betty'' (nee Deeb) Passed away peacefully on December 19, 2016 at the age of 92; beloved mother to three daughters, Betty is survived by her children Elizabeth Bradley (Archie), Nancy Hackett (John) and Jean Maess (Mark Kokanovich); grandchildren Bridgette Wilde (Charlie), Daniel Bradley (Jenny), Jenna Hackett, Jonathan Hackett, Kate Kokanovich and Bethany Kokanovich; great-grandchildren Kyla, Alexa, Mia and Ryan; and multiple nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband Frank, and her brothers John, Paul and Peter Deeb. Betty was born on January 19, 1924 in Tonawanda, NY to Elizabeth and Joseph Deeb. She graduated from Tonawanda High School and worked as a paralegal and bank employee before marrying Frank Maess just after WWII. After her children were in school, she worked as a teaching assistant at Fletcher Elementary School for many years. Betty was a dedicated volunteer, serving as St Mark's Episcopal Church's Sunday school coordinator where she also participated in the Atlar Guild. She received a lifetime achievement award with the Parent Teacher's Association, and hosted a variety of committees and activities throughout her life.
A Memorial Service is scheduled for 11:00 Friday, December 23, at St Mark's Episcopal church with a reception to follow at the church. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Betty's life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St Mark's Episcopal Church at 61 Payne Ave., North Tonawanda, NY 14120. The family would like to thank Peregrine's Landing and Autumn View Manor for their care and support. Arrangements by JOHN O. ROTH FUNERAL HOME, Tonawanda, NY.