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May 3, 2013

Harriet Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Atkins
Retired Legal Secretary, 76

Harriet Elizabeth “Betty” Atkins, of Liberty, NY, entered into eternal rest on Friday, April 26, 2013 at Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris, NY. She was 76.
The daughter of the late Elmer and Irene Hunt Atkins, she was born on February 15, 1937 in Liberty, NY and was the youngest of 12 children. Betty was a retired Legal Secretary and was a lifelong member of Liberty United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her 10 brothers, Edward, Walter, George ”Shorty,” Victor, Kenneth, Eugene “Hawk,” Donald, Ralph, Allen “Skip” and Wayne and by one sister, Irene “Sis.”
Betty was a lifetime resident in the Atkins family home. She leaves behind three sisters-in-law, many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.
Betty will forever be loved, missed and always remembered as “Aunt Bet.”
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 1 at Ramsay’s Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St., Liberty, NY, with the Rev. John Thomason officiating.
Burial was made in the Atkins family plot at Liberty Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Liberty United Methodist Church, 170 N. Main St. Liberty, NY 12754.
Funeral arrangements are by Ramsay’s Funeral Homes Inc. Liberty, NY. Please visit to send a condolence to the Atkins family.

Joseph Vena

Retired Sergeant, U.S. Army Military Police, 98
Joseph Vena of Cochecton, a retired U.S. Army Military Police Sergeant died Tuesday, April 30, 2013. He was 98.
The son of the late Michael and Anna DeAngelis Vena, he was born August 8, 1914 in Bronx, New York.
Joseph was a World War II and Korean War veteran, retiring from the Army after 20 years of service.
Joseph is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth Crocitto of Cochecton; his two sons, Michael Vena of Cochecton and Thomas Vena of St. Petersburg, Florida; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by a son, Albert Vena.
Services and interment in the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery will take place at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, Callicoon, New York, 845-887-4900.

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