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“I remember Betty from Price Chopper. She was a great lady and always had a smile and saying hello to all of us.. She always made our day, She also...Read More »
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“Aunt Betty,I will remember you, being my Mom's Best friend from Charlotte, through my years as a child. When my Mom passed on, I cherished all the...Read More »
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“Betty was my neighbor and truly one of a kind. She was funny, feisty and a character. I know she's happy in the Afterlife with Charley, dancing and...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Bridget O - Burlington, VT

“Betty was an extraordinary woman. I remember her fondly from her time working as secretary for the chaplains at MCHV. ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Paul St. James - D. Burlington, VT

“Betty was a beautiful woman I first met her as a member of the Burlington Garden Club. I pray that she rest in peace.Ruth Letorney ”
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Elizabeth “Betty” (Griffith) Barnes - Burlington Elizabeth Barnes passed away on May 14, 2018 in Burlington, the flower lady danced her way to heaven to be reunited with the love of her life. Betty was born on January 27, 1918 in North Bennington, Vermont the daughter of James Paris Griffith and Roxie Irene (White) Griffith. After graduating from Skidmore College in New York she worked at the Degoesbriand Hospital in Burlington, Vermont. She held several positions there to include Special Assistant to Dr. Gladstone. Betty was affiliated with the Burlington Garden Club and studied her way to becoming a master judge. She traveled to floral shows in 14 different countries judging and creating her own floral arrangements. On October 11, 1945 in Bennington Vermont, Betty married Charles “Charley” Barnes, the love of her life. They spent many happy years traveling and living in New York, Vermont and St. Maarten. Betty is survived by her sister-in-law, Irene Griffith and her nephew Glen Griffith of New York. She was predeceased by her parents, her brother James Griffith, her niece Terrie Griffith and her beloved Charlie. Betty lived a fulfilling life by practicing one of her favorite quotes: “One day at a time, one step at a time.” A celebration of life will be held this summer.

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