Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

Elisabeth "Betty" Jony Peterffy

Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

Elisabeth "Betty" Jony Peterffy

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Peterffy, Elisabeth "Betty" Jony

Jan. 10, 1924 - Nov. 3, 2016

Elisabeth (Betty) Jony Peterffy, age 92, passed away peacefully on November 3, 2016 at her home in Sarasota, Florida.

Betty was born at 'Nagydobos' Szabolcs, Hungary to LA!szlA[sup 3] JA[sup 3]ny and Lenke JA!rmy on January 10, 1924. She grew up with her beloved parents until the vagaries of WWII forced her daring escape on horseback through Germany and on to France, never sure if she would see her parents again. The chaotic war years found Betty in 1953 Paris, where she met and married her husband, Francis (Osci) Frederic Peterffy. They soon found their way to New York, making their home in Forest Hills part of the City. Betty worked with AT&T for several decades until Osci's death in October of 1993. She relocated to Sarasota after several years, where she enjoyed swimming and the camaraderie of dear old friends. …

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