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WALTON - Betty D. Moore, 93, of North Syracuse, formerly of Walton, passed away Thursday afternoon, Sept. 14, 2017, at The Crossings Nursing and Rehab Centre of Minoa, following a long illness.
Betty was born on Feb. 13, 1924, in Baltimore, Maryland, the daughter of the late Richard and Georgianna (Hamilton) Driscoll.
On Feb. 12, 1949, she married James S. Moore at the Riverside Church in New York City. He predeceased her on March 4, 1995.
She attended college receiving a BA in Theater Arts at College of William and Mary. The theater was her passion. In the 1950s, she had her own radio show on WDLA, "For Women Only." She was active with Walton Little Theater Group, and Paper Back Players, where she spent 40 years acting and directing.
Betty worked as a receptionist for Dr. David Doane, dorm secretary at SUNY Delhi, at the Susan Shop, Style Shop, and Kent's Gifts.
She was a member of the First Congregational Church where she served as a Deacon, Trustee, Sunday School Superintendent, Liturgist, and the pastoral search committee. She also served as a member the Walton School Board of Education and received the BPW Community Service Award in 1995.
Betty is survived by her loving family, children, Nancy Hutson of DeLancey, Michael (Kathleen) Moore of North Syracuse; grandsons, Zachary (Kalie) Moore and Todd Moore; brother, Richard (Susan) Driscoll of Charlottesville, Virginia; her extended family, Susan (David) Bomalaski and family; Timothy (Linda) Huyler and family; Duncan (Erica) Huyler and family; James Halley and family; Carolyn Huyler and several cousins. She is also survived by many great friends she made over the years.
She was predeceased by her stepmother, Dorothy Driscoll; brother, Edward Driscoll; close friends, Dr. Peter and Margaret Huyler; and her goddaughter, Louise Halley.
A celebration of her life will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 24, at the First Congregational Church, Walton, with a luncheon to follow. For her Syracuse area family and friends, guests will be received from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 23, at the American Legion in Cicero. Wear something purple in Betty's honor.
Interment will be private at the convenience of the family in Walton Cemetery.
Arrangements are with Courtney Funeral Home, Walton.
Condolences to the family may be made online at www.courtneyfh.com.
Published on September 17, 2017
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