Betty M. Sutherland, 95, formerly of Hamilton and Clinton, NY, beloved mother, passed away Friday, February 21, 2020 at the Washington Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, Argyle, NY. She was born in Hamilton, NY on July 7, 1924 a daughter of the late Charles and Edith Smallenberger Merriman. She graduated from Hamilton High School and was raised in the Hamilton and Poolville, NY area. On June 26, 1947 in Hamilton, NY she was united in marriage to Erle J. Sutherland. He passed away on November 17, 2001. Betty was employed at Griffiss Air Force Base, Rome, NY from 1943 – 1957, she then worked as hairdresser and later for the Rome State School until her retirement. Following retirement, she returned to work at a Halfway House in Hamilton, NY. Betty was of the Methodist Faith
Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Marianne Sutherland of Mt. Holly, VT and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sisters, Dora Chapel and Marion Newman and a brother Jack Merriman.
Private interment will take place at the convenience of the family in South Trenton Cemetery, S. Trenton, NY.
Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 125 Business Park Dr. #106, Utica, NY 13502.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 25 Broad St., Hamilton NY.