Floral 09

Betty Jane (Richardson) Berner

March 13, 1929 ~ September 10, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old


North Greenbush - Betty Jane Berner, 94, formerly of Geiser Road died Sunday, September 10, 2023, at Albany Medical Center Hospital after a  brief illness.

Born in Troy, she was daughter of the late Dexter E. Richardson and Anna E. Horton Richardson and wife of the late Harold Edward  Berner. She had resided most of her life in North Greenbush, living within eyesight of the farm she grew up on, on Route 43 and attended Averill Park Schools. 

Betty was an engraver on the 6th floor for the former Montgomery Wards in Menands for 10 years and later was a bus driver for the Averill Park School District for 25 years.  

She enjoyed fishing, bingo and bowling at Hi-Way Recreation in Wynanskill.    

Survivors include two sons, Bruce H. (Georgieann) Berner, East Nassau and Gary E. (Linda) Berner, North Greenbush; her daughter, Shirley Berner Ernst, North Greenbush; 8 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; a great great grandson and several nieces and nephews. 

There will be no calling hours.

Funeral service will be held Wednesday, September 13, 2023 at 10AM at the DeGraaf-Bryce Funeral Home, Inc. 4392NY150, West Sand Lake with Rev. Kristi Van Patten, officiating. 

Interment will be in  Blooming Grove Cemetery Defreestville.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of Betty Jane Berner to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 455 Patroon Creek Blvd Albany, NY 12206 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105. We recommend using the brycefuneralhome..com website to share or send condolences, light a candle, view videos or for service directions.

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Funeral Service
September 13, 2023

10:00 AM
DeGraaf-Bryce Funeral Home, Inc.
4392 Route 150
West Sand Lake, NY 12196


Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
455 Patroon Creek Blvd, Albany NY 12206

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856
Web: http://www.stjude.org/


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