Betty March Duffy Skinner

| 25 Jul 2018 | 09:25

Betty March Duffy Skinner of Milford, Pa., formerly a lifelong resident of Port Jervis, N.Y., passed away July 9, 2018, in Milford. She was 95.
She was born in Port Jervis on Nov. 26, 1922, the daughter of Charles R. March Jr. and Myrtie Dillistin March.
Betty was a faithful member of St. Joseph’s R.C. Church in Matamoras, Pa. After graduating with the class of 1941 from Port Jervis High School, Betty worked as a nurse’s aide at St. Francis Hospital under the direction of Sister Mary Jean, who was a dear friend. She was a member of the Port Jervis Historical Society. She was also a member of the International Poetry Society of which she had her poem “October” published in a Book of Poetry that can be found at the Milford Library in memory of her late husband, James Duffy.
Betty was also an avid photographer. She was raised with strong family values and deep faith in God.
Betty married James R. Duffy Sr. who passed away in 1981, and then married William J. Skinner, who also pre-deceased her.
She is survived by her daughter, Ann M. Duffy and her significant other, Chris, of Milford; son, Francis D. Duffy and his wife, Kay, of Krum, Texas; brother, Kenneth D. March of Port Jervis; sister, Cynthia Salmon of Bloomington, Indiana; her beloved grandchildren, Julie and her husband, Peter, Bonnie, Frank Jr. and his wife, Nicole, Patti, Shane and his wife, Christina, Jennifer and her husband, John, Rebecca and her husband, Brendan, J.R., and Carol and her husband, Noel; great grandchildren, Zachary, Kyle, Troy, Jenna, Ava, Henry, Wesley, Ruby, Samuel, Tobias, Lucas; stepdaughter, Joann and her husband, Jim; stepgrandson, William Rogers and Sabrina and their two daughters; two very special nieces, Deborah Roa and Eleanor Cole; along with several other nieces and nephews.
She was pre-deceased by her son James R. Duffy Jr. and her sister Mildred March Cuddeback.
Visitation was held July 19 at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Port Jervis. Prayers were offered at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph’s R.C. Church, Matamoras, with the Rev. Joseph Manarchuck as the celebrant. Intermentfollowed at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Port Jervis.
Memorial contributions may be made to Westfall Volunteer Ambulance and Fire Department, P.O. Box 154, Matamoras, PA 18336.