Betty J. Connor Berish


Betty J. Connor Berish, 91, of Masontown, passed away Saturday, August 10, 2019, with her loving husband and family by her side.

She was born Wednesday, September 14, 1927, in Nemacolin, a daughter of the late William J. and Anna M. Jaynes Conner.

Betty graduated from Cumberland Township High School, Class of 1945.

She was predeceased by a son, William J. Berish Sr.; and four siblings, Eleanor Wilson (George), William J. Connor (Edith), Audrey B. Gideon (John) and Jack W. Connor (Leona).

Betty was the last surviving member of her family.

On February 9, 1947, Betty married Robert M. Berish, with whom she celebrated 72 years of marriage.

She is survived by her husband, Bob; and children Robert M. Berish Jr., David A Berish (Vicki), Mary Ellen Bauer (Fred), Samuel T. Berish (Linda) and Karen Berish.

She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Jason Berish (Kristin), William J. Berish Jr. (Misty), Valerie L. Long (Christian), Katie S. Berish (Will), Anna G. Berish, Samantha J. Bauer, Martin S. Berish and Rick Bauer; five great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and many friends.’

Betty was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who enjoyed spending time with her family.

She also enjoyed traveling with her husband and was a marvelous cook. Her pepperoni rolls were a family favorite.

Nothing gave her more pleasure than to be with the entire family.

She loved to entertain family and friends. Her Christmas Eve dinner is a favorite family tradition.

She will always be remembered as a caring person who was there to hold a hand or lend an ear.

Betty had an incredible memory for dates and never missed sending a card for every occasion to family and friends.

Friends will be received in TERRAVECCHIA-HAKY HOME FOR FUNERALS, INC., 515 N. Main Street, Masontown, from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 13, and until 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 14, when prayers of transfer will be said.

The Funeral Mass will follow at 10 a.m. in St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Masontown.

Interment will follow in St. Agnes Cemetery, Masontown.

Memorial contributions can be made in her name to St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 101 W. Church Avenue, Masontown, PA 15461.

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