Obituary: Elizabeth Betsy Ehrbar


Elizabeth “Betsy” Loretta Ehrbar peacefully passed away on Nov. 20, 2010 at the age of 59. Born and raised in Great Neck, Betsy later moved to Manhasset and spent the last 28 years in East Williston. Devoted daughter of the late Joseph R. Ehrbar and Mary Ryan Ehrbar Fougner and beloved sister to Joseph R. (Peggie), Mary Ann Griffin (Steve), Paul (Doreen), Diane Novellino (Nick) and Susan Fleming (Xavier). Stepdaughter to the late Robert S. Fougner and stepsister to Dr. Arthur Fougner (Nellie), Elizabeth Fougner, Robert Fougner and John Fougner (Sharon). Betsy was adored by 25 nieces and nephews, 28 great-nieces and nephews, numerous cousins and cherished by countless friends.

A talented artist whose interests included drawing, painting and calligraphy, Betsy generously donated her time and talents to many charitable causes. Her friendship, life and faith were an inspiration. Betsy’s love and kindness touched the lives of all of those who were so privileged and honored to have known her.

Arrangements were made by the Weigand Bros. Funeral Home, Williston Park. Funeral Mass at Saint Aidan’s Church. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery.

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