Joyce Marie (Arquette) Bebo

Joyce Marie (Arquette) Bebo, 75, died on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021.

Born in Whitehall, New York, on Aug. 20, 1946, to Rose (Bottoni) Arquette and Clarence (Triz) Arquette, Joyce grew up in Whitehall.

After graduating from high school, she attended the Colonna Beauty School in Albany, New York. She then owned and operated her own beauty salon until 1967, when she married Earl Bebo, also from Whitehall.

The couple moved to Nebraska, where Earl was stationed in the U.S. Air Force. They started their family and relocated two different times, until finally settling in Rhinebeck, New York, in 1977. Here Joyce raised her daughters as well as helping take care of neighborhood children.

In 1989 she made the easy transition from watching children in her home to working at Northern Dutchess Day Care for more than 20 years. She loved working with the toddlers and seeing them grow.

Joyce is survived by her husband Earl and daughters Lynnea Bebo of Rhinebeck and Renee (Douglas) Utzig of Oviedo, Florida. She also is survived by two granddaughters Sydney and Riley Utzig of Oviedo, her two sisters Betty O’Neil of Queensbury, New York, and Adele (Andy) Gomez of Cape Coral, Florida, and her nephew Andrew Gomez.

In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested donations be made in Joyce’s name to Guiding Eyes for the Blind, 611 Granite Springs Rd., Yorktown, NY 10598. The organization also may be reached at 800-942-0149.

Calling hours for family and friends took place on Monday, Nov. 15, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Jillson Funeral Home Inc., 46 Williams St. Whitehall, NY. A funeral liturgy was conducted at 11:30 a.m. by Deacon Robert Wubbenhost of the Our Lady of Hope Roman Catholic Church. Burial followed in the Our Lady of Angels Cemetery in Whitehall.

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