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Elizabeth C. Passarell

May 28, 1939 — March 24, 2024

(Holley) Elizabeth “Betty” Passarell, age 84, passed away March 24, 2024 at her home. She was born May 28, 1939 in the Town of Murray, a daughter of the late Harry and Amelia Bower and had lived in this area all of her life.

Betty was a lifetime member of St. Mary’s Church in Holley. She was an avid New York Yankees fan and enjoyed going to Sams Diner with her friends. She worked as a food manager at Arnold Gregory Memorial Hospital for many years. Most importantly; she loved spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her partner Edward Salvator; daughter Margo Passarell; siblings Paul Bower, William Bower, Edwin Bower, Harry Bower, Mary DeLuca, Louise Spencer, George Bower.

Betty is survived by her children Robert (Richard Grybos) Passarell, Louise Passarell, Jeffery (Nancy) Passarell, Cindy (Keith) Oliver; grandchildren Brooke, Josh, Katie, Chris, Charlie, Brian, Danielle, Taylor, Sam, Rachel, Morgan, Liz; great-grandchildren Owen, Enzo, Violet, Peter, Cal, Karis, Natalie, Tunde; sisters Margaret VanAernum, Virginia DiLaura as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, 16650 State Rte. 31 Holley, Monday April 1st from 4:00pm-7:00pm.  Her Mass of Christian will be held Tuesday at 10:00am at St. Mary’s Church, Holley. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Church, 9 South Main St., Holley NY 14470 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105.

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Monday, April 1, 2024

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

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16650 NY-31, Holley, NY 14470

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Tuesday, April 2, 2024

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