In Memory of
Betty B.

Obituary for Betty Rooke


Betty B. Rooke, 83, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family.

She was born on May 14, 1933 in Glens Falls to the late Ernest E. and Beatrice D. (Albert) Bartholomew.

Betty married Christopher J. Rooke Jr., on August 20, 1955 at the First Presbyterian Church of Glens Falls. They were married 37 years until his passing in 1993.

She retired from Marshall Berlino Associates after many years of service. Betty relocated to South Glens Falls in 2013.

Betty was a devoted member of the Christ Community Reformed Church in Clifton park since 1965. She was the Institutional Memory of the church as well as a pillar of the church choir.

Besides her parents and husband, Betty is predeceased by her brother, Norman E. Bartholomew, who passed away in 1969.

She is survived by her daughters, Kristin M. Rooke, Diane H. Piccirillo and her husband, Michael, and Leslie A. Rooke; her granddaughters, Olivia M. Rooke, and Emma R. Piccirillo; her sisters, Anne B. Kirsch of North Port, FL, Joy E. Collins of Ashland, VA, and Dina M. Bartholomew of Glenville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call from 4-6 pm on Monday, April 3, 2017 at the M.B. Kilmer Funeral Home, 136 Main Street, South Glens Falls, NY 12803. To view Betty’s Book of Memories and to post online condolences please visit our website at

A Funeral Service will be conducted at 11am on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at the funeral home with the Rev. Dr. Johan G. Bosman, Pastor of the Christ Community Reformed Church, officiating.

Burial will follow immediately at Pine View Cemetery, 21 Quaker Road, Queensbury, NY 12804.
Please join the family for a Celebration of Betty’s life on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 11am at the Christ Community Reformed Church, 1010 Route 146, Clifton Park, NY 12065.
Memorial donations may be made in Betty’s name to the Moreau Community Center Food Pantry, 144 Main St, South Glens Falls, NY 12803.