Betty Carty

Betty Louise Carty

August 26, 1930 - October 22, 2019
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Betty Louise Carty, 89, of Hinsdale, formerly of Dalton, died Tuesday, October 22, 2019, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Pittsfield on August 26, 1930, the daughter of Christopher and Ada Longstreeth, she graduated in 1947 from Pittsfield High School at the age of 16.

Primarily a homemaker, Mrs. Carty had been employed by the City of Pittsfield for 20 years, working part of that time in the Purchasing Department and part of that time in the Veterans Service Department.

Mrs. Carty is remembered as a gracious and kind person, who always thought of others before herself.

She taught the first exercise class offered at the Dalton CRA, and also enjoyed swimming, walking, biking, and traveling. She also volunteered her time at Berkshire Medical Center and Wahconah Regional High School. Her Family and grandchildren were her greatest joy.

Her husband, James F. Carty, whom she married May 3, 1952, died September 10, 1993.

Mrs. Carty is survived by three sons, Michael J. Carty and his significant other, Karen Bruce, of Bluffton, S.C., Richard E. Carty and his wife, Kathy, of Dalton, and Thomas J. Carty and his significant other, Sharon Caesar of Bronx, N.Y.; a daughter, Susan M. Smith, and her husband, Craig of Hinsdale; six grandchildren, Ryan, Quinn, Chris, Madison, Kendall, and Reagan.

She was pre-deceased by her son, James.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Betty Louise Carty will be held Saturday, October 26, 2019, at 9:15 a.m. from DERY-FOLEY FUNERAL HOME with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Agnes Church celebrated by Rev. Christopher A. Malatesta, Pastor. Burial will follow in Ashuelot Cemetery. Calling hours will be Friday, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Dalton Ambulance and Rescue in care of the Funeral Home, 890 East Main Street, Dalton.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    October 25, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    October 25, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Dery-Foley Funeral Home
    890 Main Street
    DALTON, MA 01226
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  • Service

    October 26, 2019 | 10:00am
    October 26, 2019 10:00am
    St. Agnes Church
    Main Street
    DALTON, MA 01226
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Mary Ellen Palmer

Posted at 03:20pm
My thoughts and prayers are with the Carty family with loss of their Mom! Betty was such a sweet lady. I have such fond memories of her! My best to the Carty Clan. Mary Ellen (Larkin) Palmer

Michael McMahon

Posted at 06:08pm
Condolences to Rick and Family. I didn't know your Mom passed until last night Rick. My sincere condolences to you and your family my friend.

Hugs ~ Margie, Al, Mike Wojtkonski

Posted at 07:27pm
Dear Sue & Family, With heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathy. Nan has passed, but her legacy of love for all of you, will always remain.
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