Elizabeth "Betty" Bernadette Burleigh Wednesday, January 14, 1942 - Saturday, May 13, 2017

Ticonderoga. Elizabeth "Betty" Bernadette Burleigh, 75, of Ticonderoga, passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the Glens Falls Hospital. She was born in Ticonderoga on January 14, 1942, the daughter of Anna Evelyn Cunningham Burleigh and Henry Gordon Burleigh III. Betty was a lifelong resident of the Burleigh family home on Champlain Avenue in Ticonderoga. She attended Ticonderoga Central School. Betty had eight siblings: the late H. Gordon Burleigh IV, Virginia Burleigh LaPointe of Ticonderoga, Mary Burleigh McDonald of New Hartford, NY, Thomas Francis Burleigh of Dunwoody, GA and Ticonderoga, Anne Burleigh McDonald of Ticonderoga, Colonette Jane Burleigh of Ticonderoga, the late John Sanborn Burleigh, and Sheridan Locke Burleigh of Ticonderoga. She is also survived by over 100 nieces and nephews, across three generations. Betty was the first participant in the Essex County ARC program, now known as Mountain Lake Services of which her mother was a founding board member. Betty's accomplishments over more than 50 years in the program realized her mother's vision of enhancing the lives of those with disabilities. In October of 2005, Betty watched proudly as her mother was honored by the naming of the Evelyn C. Burleigh Day Habilitation Center in Ticonderoga for her consistent and tireless advocacy of community inclusion of citizens with special needs. More than anything else, family was of utmost importance to Betty. She relished every opportunity to be with her siblings, nieces and nephews. Each one had a special place in her heart. Betty was a lifelong communicant of St. Mary's Catholic Church and took great interest in the success of St. Mary's School. The family wishes to thank her team of caregivers who showed incredible kindness, friendship, attention, and support during recent years. The family is also grateful for the excellent care she received from the Ticonderoga Emergency Squad and the staff members at Moses-Ludington and Glens Falls Hospitals. Relatives and friends may call Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Wilcox & Regan Funeral Home, 11 Algonkin St., Ticonderoga. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, May 19, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church of Ticonderoga. The Rev. Kevin D. McEwan, Pastor, will officiate. The Rite of Committal will follow at the family plot in Mount Hope Cemetery, Ticonderoga. Donations in Betty's memory may be made to St. Mary's Catholic School, 64 Amherst Avenue, Ticonderoga, New York 12883. To offer online condolences, please visit www.wilcoxandreganfuneralhome.com

My sincerest sympathy to entire family from one of G. Burleighs students long ago.

My sincere sympathy.  I was one of the first few employees at Essex Industries where Betty came to work every day with a smile.  It was an absolute pleasure to have known Betty and interact with her on a daily basis.  I wish you comfort during these difficult times.

The Layden Family sends their condolences to Virginia & the entire Burleigh Family on the passing of your sister Betty. It is evident she had the support of a loving & caring family at home. Thoughts & Prayers from Marge Behan Layden's husband Leon & her sons.

I grew up in Ticonderoga, and remember Betty always with her family. I would see Betty, every Sunday, in church, at St.Mary's. Her family always had Betty by their side. Betty was a part of Ticonderoga and I will always remember her. My condolences to her wonderful family.

Was sorry to hear about Betty.  I know how close she was to all her family and how all the family took care of her and were so good to her.  Our sincerest sympathy to all of the family and many Prayers for all.  Our Very Best To All!  Kathy and Joe Liddell

Tom,  Prayers and best wishes to you and your family at this time of loss.   Harry Butcher

 

When we lived on Amherst Avenue where St. Mary's school is now, I used to walk home for lunch from Central school. Many days, Betty would walk with me and stay for lunch, too. She was a very gentle, kind friend with such a nice, warm smile. My sincere condolences to the family.