Elizabeth J. "Betsy" Candon

Elizabeth “Betsy” J. Candon, 67 of Conway, SC and former longtime Clifton Park resident passed peacefully with family by her side on Friday Oct. 8, 2021 after a brief illness.  She was born in Rutland, VT on Dec. 19, 1953 and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Rita Stone Candon.  She was a graduate of Rutland High School and Albany Medical Center Hospital School of Nursing where she graduated as a registered nurse.  She had worked for Dr. David Mastrianni in Saratoga for more than 15 years.  Earlier she had worked for Memorial Sloan Kettering and Albany Medical Center Hospital for 24 years.  She loved crocheting, travel, going to the beach, her dogs and was an avid football fan.


She was predeceased by her longtime companion John E. Barr who died on Nov. 6, 2009.  She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Barr of Saratoga Springs, NY and her grandchildren, Robert Hancox, Carson Hancox and Victoria Hancox; sister-in-laws Katherine (Denis) Bedard of Denver, NC, Karen (William) of Clifton Park and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She counted many friends as her family, including her time lifetime friends, Colleen Maloney Luck of Selkirk, NY and Connie Coolidge of West Rutland, VT.  In retirement, she relocated with her cousin Anne Candon to Conway, where she leaves a loving community of friends who will watch over and care for her dogs Lizzie and Ellie. She will be missed.


Calling hours and celebration of Betsy’s life will be on Thursday, Oct. 28th with calling hours beginning at 10:00 AM followed by services at 12 Noon in the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home, 1550 Rt. 9 Clifton Park, NY 12065. Interment will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery Waterford, NY.


In lieu of Flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society, 1 Penny Lane Latham, NY 123110.