Mrs. Elizabeth A. "Tish" Belfance, 81, of Currytown, N.Y., died Saturday, September 8, 2012, at the Mountain Valley Hospice Home, Steele Avenue, Gloversville, N.Y.
Born in Amsterdam, N.Y., on February 19, 1931, a daughter of the late Dewey and Irene Edwards Dievendorf, she was a 1948 graduate of Canajoharie High School.
She was employed as a Lab Technician at Beech-Nut (Hero) Foods in Canajoharie for over 20 years, retiring in 1986.
On January 22, 1949, she married Donald Lewis Belfance. He passed away on January 2, 2011. They would have been married 62 years.
She is survived by eight loving children, Duane and Sandy Belfance of Latham, Roxanne and Andy Duncan of Gloversville, Jane and Fred Yager of Canajoharie, Donna and Roger Gifford of Florida, Alton and Susan Belfance of Sharon Springs, Naomi and Larry Davis of Amsterdam, Karen and Jeffery Martin of Gloversville, and Kathy Belfance of Fort Plain; twenty three grandchildren and twenty three great-grandchildren. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a grandson, Robert Mogensen; and a great-grandchild, Jordan Santiago.
She was a loving wife and mother who loved reading the Bible along with listening to music and playing the piano. She also loved arts and crafts and was very athletic. She ran a restaurant and was a great cook.
All are welcome to attend a service on Saturday, September 15, 2012, at 1 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall, 165 West Grand St., Palatine Bridge, NY. There are no calling hours. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Amsterdam. Arrangements are under the direction of the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam, NY. Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, P.O. Box 360, Palatine Bridge, NY 13428 or to Mountain Valley Hospice, 108 Steele Ave, Gloversville, NY 12078. Please sign Tish's online guestbook at www.brbsfuneral.com.