Elizabeth "Betty" Hanley

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April 21, 1940 ~ December 19, 2022

Born in: Rochester, New York
Resided in: Macedon , New York

Elizabeth  (Betty) Hanley

Passed Monday, December 19, 2022 peacefully surrounded by her loving family.  She came from a family of ten predeceased by her husband Dan, her parents Albert and Mary Mason.  Survived by her daughter Donna (Tom) McGuire, their daughters Morgan, Ashley and Shannon (Justin) and great-grandson Oliver; her son Daniel (Diane), their children Daisy, Ian and Katherine; her son Kevin (Jackie) and their children Tina (Seth) and great-granddaughter Callie Elizabeth, Sean (Ally) and great-granddaughter Cate.  Predeceased by her sister Mary Kay (Charles) Hasenauer and brothers Bob, Don, Jack, Bill, Al and Tom Mason. Survived by brothers Frank (Rosemary) Mason and Dick (Sharon) Mason, sister in laws Marica and Irene Mason and many nieces and nephews.

Betty stayed home to raise a family until 1984 when she took computer classes through Greece Rec and began working as an administrative assistant at The Bell Co.  She then went to Bergmann Associates where she was also an administrative assistant and go-to lady until she retired this year at the age of 82.  She met many wonderful lifelong friends at both places.

Betty’s greatest accomplishment was her family who affectionately called her “Boop.”  Loving mother who raised three wonderful children (who are writing this obituary).  Her marriage to her husband Dan set an example for their kids to go on and find amazing spouses.  Betty’s grandchildren brought a lot of love and joy into her life.  She lived life with a sense of humor as evident by her assortment of Christmas sweaters and inappropriate socks.  Boop will  be missed by all who were lucky enough to know her.

Friends may call Tuesday, December 27th from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM at Vay-Schlieich and Meeson, 1075 Long Pond Road, where her Prayer Service to follow calling at 6:00 PM.  Private Interment.


Visitation: December 27, 2022 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626

Service: December 27, 2022 6:00 pm

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626

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  1. Thanks Betty for always being a funny and caring cube neighbor at Bergmann. You will be missed by so many at the firm. My thoughts and condolences are with all of Betty’s family members as you navigate the tough road ahead without her.

  2. Betty was truly the life of the party in our group at Bergmann. I cant think of another person her age who had the same energy and fun personality that she had. She will be, and already is, missed dearly.

  3. My sincerest condolences on your loss of Betty, she was a wonderful person and a great co-worker. She will be missed by all of us.

  4. To the family of Betty Hanley, I am so sorry and saddened to hear of the passing of your mother and grandmother. She was an amazing person. I worked with Betty at Bergmann for almost 30 years and she was always a joy to be around. It didn’t matter what the topic was, or what crazy deadline we had to meet, her wonderful sense of humor, kindness and willingness to help always came through. I always came away with a smile or a laugh after talking with Betty. The world needs more Betty Hanleys.

  5. My sincerest condolences to Betty’s family. Betty was one of my greatest friends at work from the moment I sat across from her my first day at Bergmann. She made work fun. Whether we were just chatting, planning, complaining, or gossiping – she could always make me laugh. Even after I left, she would call just to chat, catch up, and make sure everything was ok. Everyone who knew her loved her; she will be sorely missed.

  6. My deepest condolences on Betty’s passing. She was a shining light who always welcomed us to the office with a smile and her wry wit. Betty’s smile would light the room and her kindness will always be remembered. Blessings on you all.

  7. My condolences to Betty’s family. I’d worked with Betty for probably close to 30 years and her sense of humor and smile always made the office a better place to be. My 33 yr. old daughter still recalls fondly coming into the office on bring your child to work days and helping Betty organize files.
    Betty could make sense of the ramblings of a bunch of Engineers like me and could turn it into a winning proposal or report. When you look back over the years she contributed as much as anyone to winning great projects for the company with her creativity and attention to detail. She was one of a kind and will be missed.

  8. We are all better people for having known Betty. I had the great pleasure to work and laugh with her for over 20 years. Betty touched all who worked with her. Her dedication to her job and to those she worked with was rock solid as was her sense of humor. She knew how to both give and take a joke and was so often the one who could help us all laugh when we needed it most. She was also the one who kept us in line to get our work products submitted on time.

    Betty was more than our admin, she was family. My heart and love goes out to you all.

  9. My dear wonderful sister in law and friend..you are and will be missed so very much..Living so far from each other we kept phone calls going…you even put up with me when I bothered you at work. You are in my heart and mind and will be there until I meet up with you in heaven..I love you

  10. Prayers for Betty’s family! Betty and I became FB friends several years ago when she recognized my maiden name, Keegan. The Keegan’s and Mason’s were next door neighbors and friends on Glenwood Avenue when Betty and her siblings and I and my siblings were small children. Our parents became very close friends. Although we moved to Greece, NY, when I was 2 and a half, my childhood was filled with my parents and older sisters’ memories of your wonderful family. I have no memories, but always felt that I knew the little boys (Donnie and Frankie), Betty’s sister, Mary, and their parents, Whitey and Mary. Betty said she remembered me coming over each afternoon to watch Howdy Doody on tv. No one else had a tv in the late 40’s and all were welcome at the Mason home. I’m so glad that I got to know Betty during her last years. She had the same big heart full of love as her parents and many siblings. Heaven must be rejoicing to welcome her home!

  11. Thoughts and Prayers go out to Betty’s family and friends. She was great person to work with a tremendous resource seemingly always having the information I was seeking. I always appreciated her candor and her sharp sense of humor. We will miss her here at Bergmann.

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