2/18/2019 – Betty F. Jetty, Formerly of Port Byron

2/18/2019 – Betty F. Jetty, Formerly of Port Byron

Mrs. Betty F. Jetty, 90, died Friday, February 15th, in Sunderland, VT, where she resided for the past 4 years with her daughter, granddaughter, and great-granddaughter whom she fondly referred to as “Gwennie Bear.” At her request, there will be no calling hours or funeral.

There will be a Graveside Committal Service in the Spring at a time to be announced in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Port Byron, followed by a Celebration of Life at a place to be announced.

Betty was born August 12th, 1928, in Pompey, NY, the daughter of Alfred and Hazel Peterson Ferris. She graduated from Port Byron High School at age 16.

On March 11, 1950, she married Milford (Mish) Jetty in Throop, NY with the Reverend Payson Derby officiating. Mish, a WWII Marine Veteran, passed away in December of 2000.

She was a telephone operator for over 35 years for New York Telephone Company in Auburn, N.Y., retiring April 29th, 1983. For many years after her retirement, most people will know her as the voice of the answering service for T.R. Jetty Funeral Home, where she enjoyed talking to many people.

Betty was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and of the John Cool Post 257 American Legion Auxiliary in Port Byron.

All her life her greatest love was spending as much time as she could with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, including taking them to amusement parks. She also enjoyed garage “shopping,” antiques, and was an avid Yankees fan.

Surviving are her daughter Arden Jorolemon of Sunderland, VT; two sons, Randy (Diane) Jetty of Port Byron, NY, and Terry Jetty and his companion Heather Delaney of Clayton, NY; six grandchildren, Mary Jo (Eric) Norfolk of Apex, NC, Rick (Dawn) Jorolemon of Port Byron, NY,  Jessica (Tammy Shupka) Jorolemon McGowan of Sunderland, VT, Sara (Jacob) Haremza of Sunderland, VT, Eric Jetty of Clayton, NY, and Shauna (Derek) Sherboneau of Clayton, NY; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson; Sister in Laws, Fern Fowler Greene, Velma Thompson, both of Auburn, and Janet Mills of Rochester; nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, Mish, Betty was pre-deceased by a son in law, Dick Jorolemon, of Port Byron, NY, a daughter in law, Laurie Jetty, of Clayton, NY, and two sisters Thelma Gianni, and Mildred Reed.

Donations can be made in her name to the Port Byron Volunteer Fire Department.





  1. Mike & Karen Crellian Posted

    So sorry to hear about the passing of Betty.She was a great lady.Always smiling and would do anything for you.She was a very nice person to be around.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all

  2. Lou & Rose Montante Posted

    Sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy.

  3. Terry,
    So sorry to hear about your Mom. Stay strong my friend.

    Your Friend forever

  4. JoAnn Ives Posted

    It is with a heavy heart that Gerald and I express our truest and deepest sympathy in the passing of your beloved mother, Betty. Know that we are thinking of you and your family during this most difficult time. Peace be with you and your family. Gerald and JoAnn Ives

  5. Peter Balash Posted

    So sorry to hear about Betty passing. I have very fond memories of her along with my mother Stephanie Balash. Your in my prayers

  6. Ruth Wethey Posted

    Betty was a very special and wonderful lady -she and Mish were wonderful neighbors for so many years. Betty and I enjoyed many a yard sale -and other fun times. She dearly loved her family and kept track of all. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  7. Lauren Schlie Posted

    Betty was a great neighbor for many years. Thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. She will always be remembered as a kind lady and I will always cherish the memories of her as do my parents.

  8. Connie Hickey Scott Posted

    So sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. She had my mother, Therese Hickey, used to have great times at work, and outside. She was a wonderful lady.

  9. Walt & Cathy Perry Posted

    Terry, Sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing.It is hard to lose your Mom. Sincerely Walt & Cathy Perry.

  10. GOD bless and keep her. To the family, I pray for comfort in her passing. May she always be remembered.

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