Mary E. “Betsy” Barnard

By Orleans Hub Posted 11 September 2023 at 2:35 pm

VICTOR- Mary E. “Betsy” Barnard, of Victor, NY, passed away suddenly on September 7, 2023.  She was born in Medina, NY, on March 4,1944, a daughter of the late Germain A. and Henrietta [McElwee] Holtz.

Betsy graduated from the Rochester Business Institute and worked for many years at banking institutions in Springfield, MA, Rochester, NY and Albany, NY as a Teller, prior to her retirement.

Betsy enjoyed spending time with friends and family.  She loved to garden, especially with members of the Fairport Garden Club.  Betsy also enjoyed gathering with her fellow graduates from Medina High School class of 1962, whether it was a reunion or luncheon. She joined many Welcome Clubs in all the places she lived as she enjoyed dining with friends and learning /sharing new recipes.  Most of all, Betsy had a lifetime love of cats and was extremely supportive of cat adoption.

Betsy lived in many cities, following the career of her husband, to include Buffalo, NY, West Seneca, NY, Hamburg, NY, Pittsford, NY, Croton on the Hudson, NY, Lyons, NY, Wilbraham, MA, State College, PA, Honeoye Falls, NY, Clifton Park, NY, Mendon, NY, Victor, NY and Severna Park, MD.

Betsy is survived by her husband Richard W. Barnard, sons James M. (Maria) Barnard, John T. Barnard, granddaughters Megan Barnard and Jessica Barnard, a brother Thomas A. (Colleen) Holtz, a sister Margaret “Peg” (Michael) Cushman, aunt of Katherine (Donald) Mills, Julie (Nathan) Green,  Matthew (Stephanie) Holtz, David Holtz, Robert (Marie) Cushman and William (Melissa) Cushman, great aunt of Benjamin, Abigail,  Carrie, Henry, Leah, Rose, Bridgette, Thomas, Charlotte and Samuel. She is also survived by her beloved cat Susie.

She was the sister of the late Robert H. (late Karen) Holtz.

Private services were held at the wishes of her family.

Memorials in her name may be made to Lollypop Farm, 99 Victor Rd., Fairport, NY 14450, or the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl.17, Chicago, IL 60601, Share condolences at