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Betty M. Peacock


A Memorial Mass for Betty M. Peacock, age 102 of County Route 10 Heuvelton, will be held 11:00am on May 27, 2014 at St. Raphael’s Church in Heuvelton with Rev. Jay Seymour and Rev. Kevin O’Brien concelebrating. Military funeral honors will take place at Foxwood Memorial Park following the mass.

There will be no public calling hours as per her request. Betty passed away Thursday (April 24, 2014) at her home under the care of her daughter & Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.

Surviving is her daughter Kathyrn Bearup & her husband David of Rome, NY; six grandchildren Anthony Lancto of California, Christian Lancto & his wife Heather of Virginia, David Bearup of Rome, James Bearup & his wife Jennifer of Liverpool, Matthew Bearup of Seattle, WA and Melissa Bearup of Virginia Beach; two great-grandchildren Vivian & Emma Bearup along with several nieces, nephews & cousins.

Betty was born on September 9, 1911 in Massena NY, a daughter of Anthony & Philomena (Compitti) Mittiga. She graduated from Massena High School in 1931 and continued her education at the A. Barton Hepburn Hospital School of Nursing where she obtained her nursing degree. She entered the US Navy Nurse Corp from 1944 to 1946 during World War II, and later married James Ray Peacock on December 15, 1945 at the Corona Naval Hospital in Riverside, CA.

During her career she worked at the Canton-Potsdam Hospital for nine years, A. Barton Hepburn Hospital for fifteen years retiring as evening supervisor in addition to co-owning and operating the family farm with her husband from 1952 – 1982.

Betty was a member of St. Raphaels Catholic Church in Heuvleton, Hepburn Nurses Alumni Association, Heuvelton AmVets, Retiring Nurses of Potsdam Hospital and the Robert Woodside Post American Legion. Memorial donations can be made to the J. Ray Peacock Scholarship Fund, c/o Heuvelton Central School, 87 Washington St, Heuvelton, NY 13654. Condolences can also be shared online at

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