Elizabeth “Betty” Fringi

Elizabeth “Betty” Fringi was born in Granville, New York, and passed away on Friday, Dec. 24, 2021, at Holyoke Health Care Center after a short illness.

Betty was predeceased by her parents Alfred and Frances (Woodard) Shephard and her brother Edward (Sonny). Betty worked in various positions, including regional manager for Schatz Stationary. In that role, she helped open the new store in the Holyoke Mall. She also was employed by Schermerhorn’s Seafood in Holyoke, Massachusetts.

Betty is survived by her significant other John Beis Jr. of Holyoke with whom she resided. She also is survived by her sisters Emeline Shephard and Gloria Young (Allen), her niece Tonya Sumner (John) and her grandnephews Joshua and Nicholas Sumner, all of Granville, New York.

A funeral service followed by a burial in Forestdale Cemetery in Holyoke was held for Betty on Thursday, Dec. 30.